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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 the rotator cuff?

The rotator cuff is the group of four tendons that stabilize the shoulder joint. The tendons hook up to the four muscles that move the shoulder in various directions.

The four muscles whose tendons form the rotator cuff are: the subscapularis muscle, which moves the arm by turning it inward (internal rotation); the supraspinatus muscle, which is responsible for elevating the arm and moving it away from the body; the infraspinatus muscle, which assists the lifting of the arm during turning the arm outward (external rotation); and the teres minor muscle, which also helps in the outward turning of the arm.


What is rotator cuff disease?

Rotator cuff disease is damage to the rotator cuff from any cause. This condition is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain.

How is the rotator cuff injured?

The rotator cuff can be injured because of degeneration with aging or inflammation due to tendinitis, bursitis, or arthritis of the shoulder. The rotator cuff is commonly injured by trauma (such as from falling and injuring the shoulder or overuse in sports). Rotator cuff injury is particularly common in persons who perform repetitive overhead motions that can stress the rotator cuff. These motions are frequently associated with muscle fatigue.

What are symptoms of rotator cuff disease?

The most common symptom of rotator cuff disease is shoulder pain. The pain is often noticed gradually and may be first noticed even a day after the actual event which may have caused the injury. Sometimes, a sudden pain occurs during a sport activity. The pain is usually located to the front and side of the shoulder and is increased when the shoulder is moved away from the body. The pain is usually noted to be more intense at nighttime and sometimes increases when lying on the affected shoulder.

Persons with rotator cuff disease usually find it difficult to lift the arm away from the body fully. If the rotator cuff disease involves severe tears of the rotator cuff tendons, it can be impossible for the patient to hold the arm up because of pain.

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 Tendinitis Pain and Healing?

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.