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JCarlhelp
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Do these real do anything for muscle pain. Do they give off EMF's or any other negative effects for lyme patients or in my case tennis elbow.
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I can't see that it would help tennis elbow very much. (but I could be wrong)

I have one for neck and back pain. I don't use it anymore because of skin sensitivity. It never rocked my world anyway.

The main thing you need to look at/explore is inflammation. Find ways to decrease it.

Hope this helps! [Smile]

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I do not like tens. Puts my CNS into overdrive - at least that is what it feels like.
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I don't know about EMF's....

have you tried physical therapy?

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To reduce the inflammation and pain of tennis elbow, look into
Systemic enzymes, such as Serrapeptase or Wobenzym, and
PEMF, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy.

I used a SOTA Magnetic Pulser to "fix" my painful knee, with several treatments per day for the first week, then tapering for the next week or so.
This technology is amazing.

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No EMF's with TENS or Rife.

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For me, TENS machines are a big No No No!

It aggravates my PNS and CNS so bad and set me back in healing so much!

Enter neuralgia pain and twitching [Frown]

It took me 8 months to recover from 4 TENS sessions and the TENS set of raynauds and RSD on one side of my body. Lyme was not dx'd at the time...

But if lyme or bart are in your PNS or CNS, TENS is bad news in my opinion.

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I recently had horrible tennis elbow. PT said ultrasound was better for this kind of inflammation. But I found this simple excersise on line that really works.

You need to buy a flexbar and then google tyler twist therapy.

Here's a YouTube. It looks so simple but it really works.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gsKGbqA9aNo

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As far as i know, a TENS unit is a muscle stimulator. Tennis elbow is inflammation of a tendon so not sure if it will help. I've had tennis elbow in both elbows. Did 3 rounds of steroid shots and PT in my right arm and ended up having to get surgery for it. (I got the steroid shots before I knew I had lyme and I think this is what started to make my symptoms worse.) Luckily, PT helped my left elbow. So, I HIGHLY recommend PT if you have not gone that route yet.

If you can find a physical therapist who specializes in the Graston Technique, that would really help...but any PT is better than none. Graston requires special training, so not many PTs have it. But, basically the PT uses special tools that manipulate the soft tissue.

http://www.grastontechnique.com/FAQs.html

To find a provider:
http://www.grastontechnique.com/LocateaProvider.html

Good luck!

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Speaking of Graston .. have you tried a sports medicine doctor?

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JCarlhelp - maybe Prolotherapy could help you.

Here is a link:

http://www.getprolo.com/prolotherapy-for-chronic-elbow-pain/

My sister had this done by Dr. Hauser for her lower back pain and it helped (she does not have Lyme).

Here is a list of physicians in MI which perform this procedure:

http://www.getprolo.com/category/prolotherapy-doctors-michigan/

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