The device has the CE mark for sale in Europe and I didn’t see anything relative to the FDA here, but it appears it is for sale on the website for anyone who wants to purchase the unit. When are they going to come out with one of these for the knee? It uses vibration therapy to relieve pain, thus it claims the need for drugs to tend to this matter are not needed. The device also works to increase blood flow to the tendon so healing can take place.
The device stops the pain signals before they are sent to the brain. In the press release one patient claims after 2 months the pain is gone and his elbow has returned to normal. The device was created and patented by a surgeon. It says the Tenease is small and can travel with you, well I guess as long as the TSA knows what it is. BD
(PRWeb UK/PRWEB ) January 24, 2010 -- From the 1st of February a new treatment for Tennis Elbow, a painful condition often unrelated to playing tennis, is available to sufferers. Anyone who has experienced the pain of lateral epicondylitis will know that a trip to the doctors is often of little use as there are few options for treatment. Rest, strapping of the elbow, steroid injections, anti-inflammatory drugs and surgery are some of the courses of treatment that are often recommended to alleviate the pain. However, none are effective and all treatments carry some degree of risk or side effects.
Developed over the last seven years and patented worldwide, a new device has now been launched to treat Tennis Elbow called Tenease. Tenease works to alleviate the pain caused by the condition and is also reported to accelerate the recovery of some users. Small, portable and suitable for home use the device straps to the elbow and works with low frequency vibrations to stimulate blood flow to the area and stop the pain by impeding the transmission of the pain signals to the brain.
There are many inventions that claim to be effective for pain relief which although harmless, have no scientific backing and are of little benefit to the user. Tenease has been rigorously tested by the MHRA, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority, over the last two years and has been awarded class IIa approval as a medical device for Tennis Elbow treatment. The product has been proven to work in medical trials and has been awarded a CE marking for sale in Europe.