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
The LED bar graph provides treatment information in different colors:
Battery Strength Indicator
Charging the Battery
Remaining Treatment Time
If the unit is turned on and the lights flash orange, please make sure that the leadwire cable is firmly plugged into the BioWaveGO unit and into the pain relief pads, and that the pain relief pads have good adhesion to clean skin.
Do not turn on unit until Step 6
Make sure the BioWaveGO is charged using the charger provided. The green LED bars indicate how much charge there is. Unplug the charger before use.
Connect the pad wires to the lead wire by pushing them together.
Check the picture guide below to see where to place the pads to relieve your pain.
Clean your skin with a damp cloth.
Lift the pads off their plastic guards (do not pull the wire) and apply them to the skin, ensuring they are stuck down. With experience you can position the pads to meet your needs, but we suggest: One pad over the pain the other nearby or both pads over two sources of pain (at least two fingers apart – they must not touch). Pads may be placed directly over or in the proximity of implanted metal hardware including total joint replacements, rods, plates, screws, anchors and pins.
Plug the lead wire into the BioWaveGO with a click.
Press the power button. The LED bars will flash green and the unit will beep.
Press the + button to start The LED bars will flash Blue. Press repeatedly to increase stimulation. Use a level feels strong but not painful.
If the LED bars flash orange and the unit beeps, check:
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.
1. TWO LOCATIONS OF PAIN –
each pad should be placed directly
over a painful area.
2. ONE LOCATION OF PAIN –
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
3. Pads must not touch each other when
the unit is turned on – one inch is the
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.
Neck or cervical pain in two locations
Bilateral neck or cervical pain
Neck or cervical pain in
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 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
Mid-back pain (e.g. Bilateral thoracic pain)
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
Pain in finger joints
Pain throughout entire knee
(e.g. OA or total knee
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)
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)
Pain from Diabetic Neuropathy (Tibial Nerve Stimulation)
Ankle or foot pain on outside of foot (e.g. Sprain)
Ankle or Foot Pain on Inside
Pain in top of foot. Second pad on bottom of foot under pad on top (e.g. Metatarsal or
Electrodes MAY BE PLACED directly over or in the proximity of implanted metal hardware including total joint replacements, rods, plates, screws, anchors and pins. See User’s Manual for more information.
Pain Relief Pads MUST NEVER TOUCH EACH OTHER DURING THE TREATMENT