Quick Reference Guide

There are 3 buttons that control the device:
  1. Power ON/OFF button
  2. PLUS (+) button to increase intensity
  3. MINUS (–) button to decrease intensity
  • Turn on device AFTER you have completed the first 4 steps below in Direction for Use.
  • Please charge battery at least 1x per week.

LED Bar Graph Indicator

The LED bar graph provides treatment information in different colors

Directions for Use

See User’s Manual for Detailed Instructions

Plug in the AC charger into your BioWaveGO unit to charge up the battery.(Takes about 1 hour.)
Find your PAD PLACEMENTPHOTO for your specific pain site. See and follow Electrode Placement Examples below.
Clean your skin with a damp washcloth in the location the PADS are placed. Apply Pain Relief Pads directly over areas of pain.
Clean your skin with a damp washcloth in the location the PADS are placed. Apply Pain Relief Pads directly over areas of pain.
Plug LEADWIRE CABLE into device so it clicks in place.
Press Power Button to turn unit on. (AC Charger must be disconnected from unit.)
Press the PLUS (+) button to start treatment. Continue to press the PLUS (+) button throughout treatment to keep a strong but comfortable sensation.

Getting started videos

Electrode Placement Rationale

BioWaveGO electrode placements are different from conventional electrical stimulation. The mixing of the patented therapeutic signals occurs in a 3.5-inch hemishpere, not along the surface of the skin between the electrodes. As a result, electrodes need to be placed directly over locations of pain, or one electrode over a single location of pain and a second over a comfortable location to recieve stimulation – typically over a bony prominence near the treatment site.

BioWave Noninvasive Electrodes

The BioWaveGO Pain Therapy System can be used with 2 different sized sets of BioWave Noninvasive Electrodes to focus the active electrical fields to different parts of the body:

1. B-Sets    2. E-Sets   

B-Set: Pain in Two Locations​

The B-set is comprised of two 2.0″ diameter round equal area pain site electrodes for treating:
  • directly over 2 locations of pain;
  • over the region or source of pain, and over the most painful location that is closest to the origin of pain (for example, for sciatica, one pad is placed over the spine (origin) and one pad is placed on the buttock (most painful location closest to origin);
  • one inch apart from one another to treat a large area of pain

The B-Set is used for treating pain in the following areas

  • pain in one or two locations in the back including, buttocks, lower back or mid back region
  • radiculopathies (radiating pain down the back or side of the leg)
  • pain in the two locations in the hip or groin
  • pain in two locations in the cervical spine, shoulders or knees
  • pain centered directly in the spine
  • pain presenting in a large area

E-Set: Pain in a Single Location - Extremities​

One 1.375” diameter round electrode placed over the pain site, andone 2” x 4” rectangular dispersive electrode placed over a bonyprominence – a comfortable location to receive stimulation.
Pain conditions treated with E-set Electrodes include:
  • One location of pain on extremities including knees, ankles, feet, toes, neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands and fingers

Electrodes must never touch each other

  • Minimum Spacing Between Electrodes = 1 inch
  • No Maximum Spacing Between Electrodes

Pro Tips

Body position during treatment

Position of the body during treatment is important. Generally, the tissue being treated should be a little taut or in a stretch position. Generally, sitting in a supported position in a chair, couch, or bed is best for most treatment locations on the body. See User’s Manual for more detailed information on optimal Body Position for different treatment locations.

Motion during treatment

The sensation from the treatment is a deep smooth tingling and pressure sensation as the muscle is held in tension in the volume of tissue being treated. Motion may cause a stonger or weaker sensation and will cause the location of the internal electrical field to shift slightly. Shifting of the electrical field is most prevalent when treating the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, fingers, and feet.

The goal is to gently move the joint at the location to shift the sensation caused by the electrical field so that it focuses directly onto and encompasses the primary location of pain. This is a fine tuning of the treatment that will provide the best treatment results.

Electrode Placement Examples

BioWaveGO pad placements are different from TENS and other conventional electrical stimulation. The BioWave active electrical field forms beneath and surrounding each pad. As a result, pads need to be placed directly over specific locations of pain.


each pad should be placed directly over a painful area.


one pad is placed directly over a single location of pain; the second pad is placed over a bony area which is a comfortable location to receive stimulation.

3. Pads must not touch each other when

the unit is turned on – one inch is the minimum spacing.

4. Pads are reusable but must be tacky

to the touch. If not, please use a new set of pads. 5. Pads can typically be reused 8-10 times.
Areas of treatment


Neck or cervical pain in two locations

Bilateral neck or cervical pain

Neck or cervical pain in multiple discs


Temporomandibular Joint Pain or Pain Along Trigeminal Nerve


Shoulder pain in two locations or Frozen Shoulder

Pain at top or throughout shoulder (e.g. AC Sprain or Frozen Shoulder)

Pain in edge of shoulder (e.g. Rotator Cuff Tendinitis)

Pain in front of shoulder (e.g. Biceps Tendinitis)

Pain in back of shoulder (e.g. Infraspinatus Strain)

Trapezius pain in one location (e.g. Trigger Point)

Trap pain in 2 locations (e.g. Bilateral Trapezius pain)

Back / Torso/ Buttock

Back pain in 2 locations (e.g. Bilateral low back pain)

Radiating back pain – one pad over origin of pain, one pad over first pain site (pads must be on skin)

Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain; pain from Interstitial Cystitis

Back pain over large area (e.g. Rotational Strain)

Back pain in 1 location (e.g. Unilateral low back pain to the right of the spine)

Low back pain focused over a facet joint

Low back pain focused over the spine

Mid-back pain (e.g. Bilateral thoracic pain)

Elbow / Biceps/ Triceps / Forearm

Pain in outside of elbow (e.g. Tennis Elbow)

Pain in inside of elbow (e.g. Golf Elbow)

Pain behind elbow (e.g. Triceps Tendinitis)


Pain in back of wrist. Second pad on front of wrist (e.g. Sprains, Strains, Tendinosis)

Pain in front of wrist. Second pad on back of wrist (e.g. Sprains, Strains, Tendinosis)

Thumb pain (e.g. thumb or UCL Sprain)

Pain in finger joints


Pain throughout entire knee (e.g. OA or total knee replacement)

Central knee pain near front of knee (e.g. ACL Sprain)

Pain below kneecap (e.g. Patellar Tendinitis)

Pain in inside of knee (e.g. Bursitis, OA, MCL Sprain)

Pain in outside of knee (e.g. Bursitis, OA, LCL Sprain)

Pain in Illiotibial (IT) band

Pain above knee (e.g. Quadriceps Tendinitis)

Pain in back side of knee (e.g. PCL Sprain)


Hip pain


Quadriceps pain


Hamstring pain

Calf pain

Calf pain – one pad over pain site (e.g. Gastrocnemius Strain) other pad is placed toward bottom of knee Cap


Shin pain (e.g. Shin Splints)

Ankle / Feet

Pain from Diabetic Neuropathy (Tibial Nerve Stimulation)

Ankle or foot pain on outside of foot (e.g. Sprain)

Ankle or Foot Pain on Inside of Foot

Plantar Fasciitis

Achilles Tendinitis

Pain in top of foot. Second pad on bottom of foot under pad on top (e.g. Metatarsal or Neuroma pain)

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When Not to Use BIOWAVE