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Painmaster: Official Pain Patch of 2006 USTA Florida League Events

April 18, 2006 02:20 PM
From tennis elbow to muscle pains, world-class athletes have been using micro current therapy (MCT) for decades to speed the healing process and relieve the pain associated with sports-related injuries. Today that therapeutic tradition continues with the USTA Florida and its sponsorship by the Painmaster MCT Patch.

Distributed by Newcare Products, Painmaster is the official pain patch of USTA League Tennis presented by Chrysler, Senior Division of USTA Florida.  Painmaster’s first officially sponsored event is the USTA Florida Super Senior Sectional tournament at the Florida Tennis Center Daytona Beach April 21-23.

Placed on either side of a painful area, Painmaster patches use a built-in battery to produce a tiny amount of electrical current to gently stimulate the tissue and speed natural healing and recovery. The micro current pulses, which cannot be felt by the user, penetrate damaged cells, as opposed to merely passing over cells as other stimulation devices do. The use of a low-level current helps enhance circulation around the targeted region, thus bringing more oxygen to the area and promoting a faster, more natural healing process.

“Older, active men and women—like those in this tournament—are among the biggest beneficiaries of technology like this,” said Newcare President Francis Powell. “Athletes like Carl Lewis and Joe Montana have used micro current therapy to treat injuries, but it hasn’t been a option for at-home treatment — until now.”

“Painmaster’s breakthrough development of the new MCT patch could not come at a better time for conquering the tennis aches and pains for our very active senior players,” USTA Florida Director of Leagues Jacqui Brunton said.  “We welcome this partnership with Painmaster and expect this product to be highly requested by our players throughout the state.  I hope the supply can meet the demands!”

Unlike other electrotherapy products that require users to carry small radio-like controllers and adjust the output to various levels, Painmaster uses no external devices and requires no user interface once it is applied to the body. The patches can be worn under clothing, while sleeping or even while exercising.

The waterproof patches can be used for four to five days at a time and have a lifespan of 500 hours. Painmaster is available by prescription only and sold in chiropractic and physical therapy offices. For MCT test results, clinical studies and more information about Painmaster, visit www.newcare.net.





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