About Shock Relief
Shock Relief is a wireless wearable device that claims it will sooth your sore muscles and pains. They say it uses TENS technology to deliver a low electrotherapy pulse to the affected area for safe, temporary relief.
Shock Relief is brought to you by Telebrands, marketers of hundreds of As Seen on TV Products based in Fairfield, NJ for over 30 years. They are accredited by the BBB and currently have an A- rating. The company’s various products, however, have received over 1500 complaints in the past 3 years (all of which have been resolved.)
How Shock Relief Works
Shock Relief looks like a large white plastic butterfly - no dimensions are listed, but it appears to fit into the palm of a hand. Its “wings” are what they say are reusable self-adhesive pads and on its face are 2 blue buttons.
To use Shock Relief, place on the part of the body that is giving you soreness or pain by applying the pad - some of the areas they suggest are the back, knees, shoulders, hips, wrists, or neck. They tout Shock Relief uses TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) technology which is when doctors use an electrical current to suppress certain types of pain.
To illustrate how it works, the website shows a video of a dish of water (it says represents your muscles) with a Shock Relief attached - they say the ripples it produces across the surface are the “soothing waves of relief” you will feel.
Using electricity-like currents to fight pain allegedly goes back to the Ancient Romans, where it is said people would stand on electrical fish for relief. Modern TENS technology was patented in 1974, and machines were devised to deliver pulses to patients who are attached to it by wires. Although its medical benefits are still somewhat inconclusive, the electrotherapy pulse acts to contract muscles and many patients swear this reduces their pains.
Shock Relief claims to offer this same technology, minus the expense and wires of a traditional TENS device. Once the unit is in place, they say to adjust the level of comfort by pressing the blue buttons up or down, which will increase or decrease the pulse. Then, it says to simply go about your day, whether it is sitting reading a book, playing golf, or taking a ride in the car. They tout its wireless technology and the applicator pad let you hide Shock Relief under your clothing.
Shock Relief says it targets pain so you don’t have to medicate your entire body. It claims it will ease lower back pain, hip pain, or arm and shoulder stiffness. It says it’s a replacement for greasy, smelly creams and bulky heating pads which they say are hard to keep in place.
Shock Relief seems to be designed for both elderly people as well as weightlifters, athletes, or anyone who experiences some kind of muscle ache or pain.
Each Shock Relief order comes with:
- Shock Relief unit
- 3 reusable pads
- Extra unit and pads “free” (extra S & H)
Shock Relief Pricing, Shipping, and Returns
They say Shock Relief is $19.99 plus $7.99 S & H for a total of $27.98. At the time of checkout, you can add another Shock Relief for an additional $9.99 S & H for a total $37.97 for 2 Shock Reliefs and 6 reusable pads. Telebrands products all come with a 30-day money back guarantee, but that is minus any S & H fees. In addition, you must provide a “detailed explanation” of why you did not like Shock Relief or they could refuse your return.
- TENS technology has mixed results
- As Seen on TV product
Any tens unit
Any tens unit should never be worn while driving a vehicle its dangerous always ask your primary doctors how to use besides most insurance companies pay for a unit if you need it and if you need it the whole idea behind these stimulators are to relax so you have a few wires. I tried it its garbage. Its as strong as a 9 volt battery on your tongue Weak, weak, weak, don't buy.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend