TENS application for a torn ligament
Ligaments are an essential part of the human musculoskeletal system . They have the function of supporting the correct execution of movement , preventing overstretching of joints and protecting the capsules. One wrong movement is usually enough and the ligaments are affected. It can be a ligament strain, a partial tear or even a ligament tear. Typical symptoms are swelling, weakness and severe pain.
If you injure your ligaments, such as twisting your ankle while jogging, you should first follow the LUCKY rule (pause, ice, compression, elevation). If the symptoms persist after some time, you should consult a doctor who can give you an accurate diagnosis. Some ligament tears can be treated conservatively, but some require surgery. A TENS device for pain relief can help you with conservative treatment .
A TENS device transmits electrical impulses to the skin via electrodes, which has two effects. For one thing, the impulses can block the pain pathways that are sent from the affected ligaments to the brain, which can make the pain go unnoticed. On the other hand, the TENS application can support the natural pain control mechanism of our body so that its own painkilling substances, the so-called endorphins , are released . Treatment with TENS can also promote blood circulation .
This guide is for orientation purposes and does not replace the supervision of a doctor or therapist. Please follow the warnings and safety instructions of your device. Changes and errors are possible.
Number inside the circle: Channel number
Circle color: Red = Electrode 1, Black = Electrode 2
Please note when using TENS:
The intensity should be adjusted so that it is felt as a pleasant tingling sensation. The duration of the application should be approx. 40 minutes in order to be able to achieve a lasting reduction in pain. It also makes sense to switch programs every now and then.
Muscle preservation with EMS in the event of a ligament tear
You can use TENS therapy anywhere. It doesn't matter whether you're sitting comfortably on the sofa or in the office.
TENS pain therapy is an alternative to drug pain treatment
At any time
You can use TENS flexibly and at any time. Success can already be achieved after the first treatment
Free of side effects
When used correctly, pain treatment with TENS has practically no side effects
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