In this article I will examine the product Tenease and collate a Tenease review...
Tennis elbow, also known as Epicondylitis, is an overuse injury that can lead to pain on the outer side of the elbow and sometimes in the forearm. As a previous sufferer of tennis elbow (or table tennis elbow should I say, I'm a table tennis player) I would have loved to have an easy to use, pain relief method that would have allowed me to continue playing the sport I love and given me a bit of relief while carrying out day-to-day activities.
Since recovering from tennis elbow, I have stumbled across a product called Tenease. Tenease claims to be able to cure tennis elbow using controlled high-frequency, mechanical vibration and you can buy one for £39.99! Is this a scientific breakthrough that will remove the problem of tennis elbow for good? Is this just another medical scam? Or is it somewhere in between? Hopefully, by the end of this article I'll be able to answer that question for you.
The Tenease Clinical Study
The results from the first clinical study into Tenease are extremely positive and widely publicised on the Tenease website. The study was made up of 52 tennis elbow sufferers who use the Tenease product for 10 minutes, three times a day, for a month. The results showed that 98% reported relief from pain (so basically only one participant said it had no effect) and 85% said it accelerated their recovery time. Apart from that, I have been unable to find the actual full study to comb over the details but it does seem to be doing something.
More interestingly, I have found out that there is a longer term study currently being conducted by Mr Andrew Toms and sponsored by the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (UK). The study was started February 2012 and is not expected to be finished by February 2014. It may not be until these results are released that we actually know for sure if Tenease has a scientifically proven effect on tennis elbow. The study title is '"Tenease" - can localised vibration therapy reduce the pain associated with tennis elbow? A pilot randomised controlled trial.'
I will be interested to see the results.
Customer Tenease Reviews
I have found many reviews by Tenease customers. This is my favourite Tenease review. You can check out more on the Tenease website.
"I discovered the Tenease machine on the internet whilst searching for some advice on how to deal with Tennis elbow. I had been told by fellow sufferers that the cortisone injection that had been offered to me by an orthopaedic surgeon was very painful and that it didn't last so I declined that. I had already tried using various supports, none of which helped. As I was at the point where I could no longer play racketball without extreme discomfort and I was woken up every night with the pain I decided to order the Tenease. I was very skeptical that it would work as was my doctor, but as it had guarantee if not satisfied I figured I had nothing to lose! It arrived two days after ordering it and I used it straight away, after the first use my elbow was very painful, no pain no gain? After two days of use as instructed the pain in my arm was so much better and I slept all night without being woken up by the pain.My tennis elbow is now so much better that I forget all about it and realise that I haven't used the machine for days! Every now and then I become aware of the problem if I have had a hard game of racketball so I just use the machine for a few days and the problem is gone! My husband who also suffered from tennis elbow used Tenease and only needed to use it for two days and he has not had tennis elbow since! This is an excellent device and for me a much better alternative to drugs, injections or surgery."
So having done a review of Tenease, do it work? I have two main points to make in my conclusion.
Firstly, until the results of that 2014 study are released I'm not sure if anyone will really know. However, there are many people who claim to be seeing positive effects. So is it working or do they just think it's working? I've read a lot in the past about the amazing effects of placebo products. It may be that the product does nothing at all but the process of using it regularly and believing it works actually decrease the pain you experience. After all what actually is pain other than our experience of certain signals being sent around our body?
Secondly, it comes with a 100% money back return policy. If it doesn't work and you don't see any effects then send it straight back to them and ask for a full refund. They offer a UK wide, no quibble guarantee so there really is nothing to lose. I might actually buy one just to check it out and send it back after a couple of days of use. It does say no quibble after all!
I hope you've enjoyed this Tenease review.