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.
Which ActiPatch is right for me?
If you’re new to Actipatch and aren’t sure which version of this product is the best for you, there are 4 options you can choose from. Each one works in the same way, but maybe easier to use on different areas of the body:
- All-In-One pain therapy device - Can be used anywhere on the body, ideal if you need to use your Actipatch in more than one area of treatment. Also comes in a twin pack
- Back pain therapy device – Comes with a reusable back wrap, which helps to keep this product securely positioned. It’s perfect for lower back pain but can be moved to cover other areas of the back, as needed
- Knee pain therapy device – This one comes with a reusable knee strap, which holds this product in place on your
- Muscle and Joint Pain therapy device – Perfect for easing pain no matter where you experience it. This product contains the classic ActiPatch ring, which can be held in place with plasters or bandages wherever you may need it.
How long will this device last?
The Back Pain, Knee Pain, and Muscle & Joint Pain ActiPatch devices 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 will not be
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.
What is Sciatic Nerve Pain and How Can I Treat It?
Sciatica can be a real pain in the butt – and I mean that literally!
If you’ve got a pain that runs from your lower back, to your bottom, and down to your legs and feet, then you could be suffering with sciatica.
So, let’s take a look at this condition, what makes it such a pain, and what you can do to make yourself more comfortable as you heal.
Can I take two painkillers at once?
Sometimes when you take painkillers you find that although they make your headache, backache, or whatever your aches and pains you’re trying to treat a bit better, they don’t quite do the job.
This is when you might consider picking up another painkiller to try to kick that pain to the curb. But how do you know if this is safe? Can you take more than one painkiller at once?
If you’ve ever looked into your medicine cabinet and asked yourself one of these questions then you’ve come to the right place.
I have inadvertently picked up Actipatch for the knee. Will I be able to get the same results as I do with Actipatch for my back?
They are the same item with different fittings, so using the knee and fixing to your back will be totally fine
I have knee pain on the inner side of my knee. I can see the antipatch knee goes over knee cap which isnâ€™t where the pain. Will this patch work for all knee pain or should I use the other type?
This is like an induction loop. If you can get a knee strapping, it will work for knee pain
I have a green NHS prescription for Actipatch and my local chemist cannot obtain it. How can Irder it from you please?
If you are struggling to obtain Actipatch in your local area, here are the options
1. We can pull your prescription electronically if you contact us and it’s sat at another pharmacy. Call our pharmacy team on 01695474433
2. Your doctors can send to us electronically using FPQ59 or typing chemist-4 into search box for pharmacies.
3. Alternatively you can post the traditional green prescription (English/Welsh or Irish) or peach (Scottish) to us using free post address https://www.chemist-4-u.com/prescriptions/nhs-prescriptions
4. Or simply purchase from our website https://www.chemist-4-u.com/brands/actipatch
What are the sizes of the knee strap with Actipatch knee?
Knee Wrap Dimensions: Length 26”, Expands to 32”, Width 7”
Is it proven to help with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
The clinical evidence for Actipatch can be found at https://www.actipatch.com/why-actipatch/clinical-evidence/
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