Best TENS Unit for Shoulder Pain

Best TENS Unit for Shoulder Pain?

Whether you suffer shoulder pain from a auto accident, frozen shoulder, torn rotator cuff, sprain/strain, or a work comp accident, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy can help you find relief. A portable TENS unit is a terrific non-invasive, natural, and drug-free treatment for shoulder pain.  It can be used at home or on the go.   Because the shoulder is such a hard region to reach and keep TENS electrodes attached, a conductive shoulder garment is a great addition to any TENS unit.  A conductive shoulder garment will provide additional stimulation, added warmth and comfort.  A shoulder conductive garment is a good way to increase the user’s compliance and increase outcomes. is a leading supplier for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy and conducive garments.  The Directens team and staff of physicians will help chose the right products for you to relieve your shoulder, back, neck, or knee pain.


About Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve stimulation (TENS) Therapy

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy provides pain relief via low-voltage electrical current. The word “transcutaneous” means “across the skin”; which describes how the electrical current is delivered to an injured area. In other words, once applied to the shoulder area that is experiencing pain, the TENS unit stimulates the nerves in that area by delivering an electrical current through the skin.

While the therapy is underway, modified electrical pulses are sent from the TENS machine through lead wires and electrodes that are attached to it to the nerves that sit underneath the surface of the skin. When used on a regular basis, this muscle stimulator can significantly reduce pain temporarily.

The TENS machine can be set to different wavelength frequencies, which allows you to modify the treatment for your specific shoulder pain needs. For example, the electrotherapy TENS device can be set to deliver an almost steady flow of electrical current, or it can be set to provide a sudden burst of electrical current. With any of Directens tens massagers, there are ample modes to choose from to find the one that you prefer.

Conductive Garment

Because the shoulder area has a small surface area and is contoured, it is often difficult to keep TENS electrodes attached.  A shoulder conductive shoulder garment helps to eliminate this difficulty.  A shoulder conductive garment will provide a stable attachment, a wider surface area of stimulation, give support, and increase warmth.  The conductive garment also gives the person the flexibility to move about while undergoing therapy.  No need to worry about electrodes falling off.   Wonderful for the person who is “on the go”.




For information on  electrode placement patterns, go to  Click on patient resources.  Go to TENS guide.  This guide will give you the proper electrode placement for the shoulder and numerous other body parts.  The TENS guide will also provide you with recommended settings for each body region.

With proper pad placement, a TENS unit can drastically reduce your shoulder pain.   And because they are compact, easy to use, and run on a rechargeable lithium ion battery, they are portable, making them convenient to take to the office or to travel with. Basically, you can have a physical therapy session in your hand at any place or at any time.  . Always remember, a conductive garment will usually provide even better results.

Learn about our TENS Machines and EMS Devices

For more information about the best TENS unit, please go to  Check out some of the patient testimonials for people who were just like you, and got fantastic results with TENS and conductive garments.

Scroll to Top