What is ActiPatch?
Actipatch is a therapy device which can help you to manage pain in your muscles and joints. It’s completely medication-free, working wherever you place it on the body to ease pain and inflammation without creating any uncomfortable heat or vibrations. If you suffer from chronic pain and are looking for long-term relief, ActiPatch could be the perfect solution for you.
When would I use this product?
You can use Actipatch whenever you feel pain in your muscles or joints, no matter where the pain is or what has caused it. People use this product to ease pain caused by lots of different and common conditions, with some of the most popular reasons including:
- Runner’s or Jumper’s knee
- Neck & Shoulder pain
- Hip pain
- Carpal tunnel
- Postoperative recovery
- General muscle and joint pain
How will this device help to ease my pain?
ActiPatch works by sending out electromagnetic signal pulses into the area where you experience pain. It sends out 1,000 pulses every second, stimulating the neuromodulation of your nerves dampening the feeling of pain with every pulse. It does all this without creating any feeling of vibration, heat, or any other uncomfortable sensation which you may experience with other drug-free pain relief.
Is this ActiPatch right for me?
This Actipatch can be used anywhere on your body, including your knee, back, shoulders, and anywhere else you're experiencing pain. This is because it comes with a black adhesive strap which holds your Actipatch in place wherever you need it, so you can move it around to cover any area where you're experiencing pain quickly and easily.
How long will this device last?
This Back, Knee Pain, and Muscle Pain ActiPatch device will last for 720 hours, or 30 days, of use. These models all feature an on/off switch so you can use this product as much or as little as you need. The 7 Day Trial pack lasts for 7 days of continuous use, and cannot be turned on and off.
Can I use this product if I have diabetes?
This product is free from medication and is completely safe for use by people who have diabetes. It can also be used by those who suffer from other conditions, including people with arthritis, the elderly, and those who are bedridden.
Can I use this product if I’m taking other medication?
ActiPatch is free from medication or hormones, and therefore should be fine to use at the same time as your medication. However, if you’re unsure you should always speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product, as they will help you to be sure this
Can I use this product if I’m pregnant?
ActiPatch currently hasn’t been clinically evaluated for use during pregnancy, so you should not use this product during this time.
How to use this device
Using ActiPatch could not be simpler, just position the device loop wherever you experience pain, ensuring that the area where you feel pain is positioned inside the loop. Fix the loop in place using plasters, bandages, clothing, wraps, or whichever method feels most comfortable. Turn the device on and leave it in place until your pain diminishes, it will continue to work for as long as you leave it switched on. If the device is on, you’ll notice a green light. If you’re using one of the 720-hour versions of this product, you can use the on/off switch when you remove your ActiPatch, saving energy when it’s not in use.
When should ActiPatch not be used?
If you use a pacemaker, we do not recommend that you use your ActiPatch directly over the pacemaker itself. Do not use this product when showering or bathing, this product should not be submerged in water. When the battery of this product has run out, you should not attempt to replace it. Your device will not be able to provide optimal treatment after 720 hours and should be thrown away with your regular household waste.
Does this product have any side effects?
ActiPatch is drug-free and therefore should not have any side effects when used as recommended by the manufacturer. However, if you do experience any side effects while using this product, you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away. For more information about reporting the side effects of treatments, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place. This product is water-resistant but should never be submerged in water. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
Can I use a cold compress/Ice pack on top of the back pain actipatch?
As Actipatch is an electronic devise and the cold compress would have condensation, this wouldn't be advisable
I have complex regional pain syndrome following a trapeziectomy. This is hampering my recovery. Would the actipatch work for me?
Actipatch can assist with bruising & Scar Recovery.
It helps restore cellular action to accelerate healing. Recommended by numerous doctors, the Actipatch is the most cutting-edge solution for reducing post-operative bruising, swelling, pain, and redness, and minimizing scar appearance.
Approved by the FDA and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, this drug-free, painless electromagnetic device delivers a pulsed electromagnetic frequency therapy to accelerate healing of soft tissue injuries. The reduction of pain and swelling allows you to return to normal activities much sooner and facilitates your recovery. Actipatch also helps restore cellular action to accelerate healing. This therapy eliminates major barriers for patients considering major surgery by reducing the recovery time and cost of therapy. The rapid restoration of normal activity prevents atrophy, collateral injury and days lost from work. .
Awaiting hip replacement, will these work for the pain getting at the moment
Problems within the hip joint itself tend to result in pain on the inside of your hip or your groin. Most hip pain can be controlled with self-care at home including the use of ActiPatch. Hip pain can sometimes be caused by diseases and conditions in other areas of your body, such as your lower back or your knee and ensure you contact your doctor.
The new back knee muscle Actipatch with the black attachment - I see it is across the knee cap. Can it be used elsewhere as in below or around the knee for ligaments etc thank you so much
We can only advise that the product should be used where mentioned in the instructions. This will provide relief from the pain experienced in the knee.
I suffer with acute fibromyalgia and can have pain in various parts of my body at the same time can multiple patches be used at the same time
The ActiPatch pulsed shortwave therapy device has been shown to be clinically effective in three double-blind randomized controlled pain studies. However, the effectiveness of this device in a broader population of chronic musculoskeletal pain sufferers, affected by a variety of etiologies in different regions of the body, has not been studied.
I have osteoarthritis in my hands and fibromyalgia. Which Actipatch product would be best for my hands?
Many users find this effective for pain in their hands.
There is no specific patch for this use, we'd recommend using the 7-day trial on your hands before deciding whether Actipatch is right for you.
Can I replace the Actipatch battery?
No. The ActiPatch is a disposable medical device and should be discarded when the battery life has ended. Actipatch engineers determined that the device is no longer able to give an optimal treatment after 720 hours of use because continued bodily movement causes wear on the internal components. For this reason, the device needs to be discarded after the 720 hour run time. The ActiPatch can be disposed of in ordinary bin.
Is Actipatch similar to TENS?
The ActiPatch® and TENS technology provide different clinical applications. ActiPatch® repairs and regenerates damaged cells by reducing pain and inflammation and accelerating blood flow. Whereas, TENS is only blocking pain signals and has no healing effect. The major difference between the two is that a TENS unit is a short term solution that “turns off” the pain signal but cannot perform the function of repairing damaged tissue like ActiPatch. ActiPatch® is lightweight, discreet and sensation free. This mobile pain relief technology can be easily integrated into your daily activity routine making it easy to move freely without any inconvenience ActiPatch® provides 720 hours of long lasting, safe and effective pain relief. The ActiPatch® is 100% safe to use and has no side effects.
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