@Fe2_O3 I have one. No sandals. It does sort of feel like a light, localized massage with some settings being more useful than others. Definitely feels weird and took a minute to get used to. Can’t use it past setting 2 to 3 because it gets painful.
a while back and it’s one of my favorite Meh purchases. At the time, I was suffering from some severe back pain for weeks on end. I was literally at a point where I’d try any modicum of voodoo to help me – I couldn’t even stand up straight.
So I got this. I can’t say if it was just coincidental timing, placebo effect or what, but after using it for 2 days I was better. Like, 100% better. I really feel like it fixed me. I think that’s specifically because my issue was muscular, and this just provided the right amount of stimulation to relax the muscles and offer me the relief I needed.
My wife uses it from time-to-time and also is a firm believer in that it makes her feel better.
TLDR: I love the one I have and swear by it. I have no opinion if adding sandals into the mix is sane or not.
I’ve had one for many years. I find it most effective for stopping muscle spasms that lock you up like in the back. Many times you must stop the spasms before your body will start to heal. For other types of muscle pain I find that it has a numbing effect that lasts for an hour or more, depending on pain level. I’ve loaned it out to friends and they end up asking for it multiple times like it’s a drug.
I’m curious about the size of the shoes. My brother bought a cheap unit that came with sandals that look almost exactly the same. The sandals were pretty small. Granted they aren’t really meant for walking around…
Anyone ever here ever use any TENS for plantar fasciitis? I got it in my right foot & it is not getting better with conventional therapies. Do these TENS things actually help cure chronic pain problems?
@cinoclav Thanks for the advice & the link! I do have a “night splint” that I’ve been wearing for many months, but it really doesn’t fit right & I was considering getting another. At $18.50, time to buy!
@Joedetroit I’m not so sure any of them truly fit ‘right’ but this was close enough to keep my foot at the proper angle. There’s a fine line between keeping it tight enough to not move and overdoing it and putting too much pressure resulting in restricted blood flow. Once you find the sweet spot you won’t have to adjust it again. I do have the disadvantage of having giant calves so it made it more difficult to keep the lower leg strap snugged up. Regardless, it resolved the PF for me. Hope it helps!
I have one for back issues (herniated discs, sciatica) and it helps sometimes. I just don’t see why anyone would want that feeling in their feet. It’s like pulses of electricity… That does not sound relaxing to me. I’d prefer a soak in Epsom salt. If you have chronic foot issues this price is decent and worth a shot, I guess. And good for backup if needed in the future.
Were these used or refurbished? It didnt say in the description but mine didnt look new at all. The glue on the box was seperated, there was an empty bag in the box, the unit has makeup on it and the cables look used.