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Did you know -PainT.E.M. has a threefold effect: the effect of a cathode; an electrical potential compensation; and a microcurrent stimulation.






What is bursitis?

Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa. A bursa is a tiny fluid-filled sac that functions as a gliding surface to reduce friction between tissues of the body. There are 160 bursae in the body. The major bursae are located adjacent to the tendons near the large joints, such as the shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees.


How does a bursa become inflamed?


A bursa can become inflamed from injury, infection (rare in the shoulder), or underlying rheumatic condition. Examples include injury as subtle as lifting a bag of groceries into the car to inflame the shoulder bursa (shoulder bursitis), infection of the bursa in front of the knee from a knee scraping on asphalt (septic prepatellar bursitis), and inflammation of the elbow bursa from gout crystals (gouty olecranon bursitis).

Bursitis is identified by localized pain or swelling, tenderness, and pain with motion of the tissues in the affected area.


What is hip bursitis and what symptoms does it cause?

There are two major bursae of the hip, which can both be associated with stiffness and pain around the hip joint. The trochanteric bursa is located on the side of the hip. It is separated significantly from the actual hip joint by tissue and bone. Trochanteric bursitis frequently causes tenderness of the outer hip, making it difficult for patients to lie on the involved side, frequently making sleep difficult. It also causes a dull, burning pain on the outer hip that is often made worse with excessive walking or stair climbing. The ischial bursa is located in the upper buttock area. It can cause dull pain in this area that is most noticeable climbing up hill. The pain sometimes occurs after prolonged sitting on hard surfaces, hence the names "weaver's bottom" and "tailor's bottom."

Bursitis of the hip is the most common cause of hip pain.


What is knee bursitis?

The knee joint is surrounded by three major bursae. At the tip of the knee, over the kneecap bone, is the prepatellar bursa. This bursa can become inflamed (prepatellar bursitis) from direct trauma to the front of the knee. This commonly occurs with prolonged kneeling position. It has been referred to as "housemaid's knee," "roofer's knee," and "carpetlayer's knee," based on the patient's associated occupational histories. It can lead to varying degrees of swelling, warmth, tenderness, and redness in the overlying area of the knee. As compared with knee joint inflammation (arthritis), it is usually only mildly painful. It is usually associated with significant pain when kneeling and can cause stiffness and pain with walking. Also, in contrast to problems within the knee joint, the range of motion of the knee is frequently preserved.

Prepatellar bursitis can occur when the bursa fills with blood from injury. It can also be seen in rheumatoid arthritis and from deposits of crystals, as seen in patients with gouty arthritis and pseudogout. The prepatllar bursa can also become infected with bacteria (septic bursitis). When this happens, fever may be present. This type of infection usually occurs from breaks in the overlying skin or puncture wounds. The bacteria involved in septic bursitis of the knee are usually those that normally cover the skin, called staphylococcus. Rarely, a chronically inflamed bursa can become infected by bacteria traveling through the blood.


Why Pain T.E.M. over Prescriptive medication?


Alternative medicine has become the choice of an increasing number of people over the past 5 years. These same individuals are also looking for a drug free alternative for pain management. Many individuals find themselves suffering with long term chronic back pain, but due to the prescriptive medication they may be currently taking, additional pain medication may not be advised due to the possiblilty of drup interaction.

Others however may just be looking for an effective may to control pain naturally. In answer to this growing demand Health Tech International has developed a unique and inexpensive disposable membrane that is charged with micro-current. This product was tested for four years and found to relieve pain in a wide variety of conditions, both chronic and acute at an astounding rate of 86%.

How does Pain T.E.M. Work Specifically for Bursitis Pain?

The PAIN T.E.M. membrane contains no DRUGS or CHEMICALS. This membrane is statically charged and  placed directly over the area of pain.  The membrane is held in placed by specially designed surgical tape.  Once the membrane makes contact it releases its subsensory current of micro-current impulses over a 48 hour period.  Figure 1 & 2  PAIN T.E.M. works similar to a TENS unit in that it blocks the pain sensation, but goes a step further, in that it helps promote healing by neutralizing the positive field produced by injured cells and allowing the normal bio-processes to resume in that area. Pain T.E.M. provides a micro-current electrical stimulation that more closely approximates the naturally occurring bio-electric current in the body.  The cuurent therfore is considered subsensory and cannot be felt.  It provides "bio-stimulation" that stimulates cellular physiology and growth. It increases the adenosine triphosphate (APT) generation, amino acid transport and protein synthesis.  This causes the body to heal itself at a much faster rate. 

It has long been known that all life processes involve electricity, and that biological processes can be affected by electrical treatment. The cells of the human body are basically tiny electrolytic batteries, each with a potential current flow of approximately 4 picoamps or 4 trillionths of an ampere.

These microcurrents flow through the body in an orderly manner when there is no pathology present. However, since injury disrupts the bio-electrical functions of the cells, the electrical activity of damaged cells is quite different from that of healthy ones.

There is more electrical resistance in injured cells, so the normal energy flow through these cells is lower, impeding the healing processes and maintaining the presence of pain. If the electrical resistance of such injured cells can somehow be reduced, allowing the body's own electrical energy easy access to those cells, the health of the cells will improve. Inflammation may decrease, the healing process will be enhanced and pain can be lessened. 

Pain T.E.M.  administers extremely low electrical current to the area of injury. This energy can be stored and used by the injured cells to lower their electrical resistance and provide additional energy to aid the body's natural healing process and relieve pain. 

Pain T.E.M. has participating Pain Specalists  located throughout most of the United States that deal specifically with Neck and Shoulder Pain.

   States that have participating Doctors   States that do not have participating Doctors


Alabama Alaska  Arizona Arkansas
California Colorado Connecticut Delaware
Florida             Georgia  Hawaii  Idaho
Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas
Kentucky Louisiana  Maine Maryland
Massachusetts  Michigan Minnesota  Mississippi
Missouri   Montana  Nebraska Nevada
New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico  New York
North Carolina North Dakota    Ohio Oklahoma
Oregon Pennsylvania  Rhode Island South Carolina
South Dakota  Tennessee  Texas Utah
Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia
Wisconsin Wyoming    


The Physicians in these areas specialize in all types of  Muscle/Skeletal Pain, including but not limited to:   


Back Pain including Low Back, Upper and Middle Back, Shoulder and Neck Pain

Chronic and Acute Pain caused by injury or degenerative

Arthritis Pain

Neck and Shoulder Pain



Knee Injuries

Sports Injury (Pain T.E.M. is drug free and therefore doesn't impede performance)



Tennis Elbow

Contusions, Sprains and Strains                                          
Frozen Shoulder

Fracture (after treatment) Helps to decrease healing time
Phlebitis and Zoster
Muscle Aches and Spasms
Swelling and Inflammation

 Clearly, PainT.E.M. offers great potential for pain control and management and especially pain relief for your chronic backache, arthritis, sore joints and aching or injured muscles. The advantages offered by Therapeutic Electro Membranes for sports injuries, especially regarding the shortening of the healing curve so critical to sports medicine, are hugely significant. 


Don't let PAIN dictate your lifestyle one more day!  Start your new pain free life by going to our "Find a Doctor" page and fill out the contact form for a free pain evaluation with a physician in your area.