TENS application for foot pain
The foot is one of the parts of the body that we use the most every day and also in many different ways. Therefore, the foot consists of a multitude of muscles, bones, joints and ligaments . Unfortunately, with such a complex part of the body, injuries, inflammation and other ailments can quickly develop, which lead to pain in the foot .
The term foot pain is very broad. Plantar fasciitis or metatarsal fracture occurs in the main area of the foot, and hallux valgus occurs in the toes. As different as these types of injuries or illnesses are, the entire foot usually hurts and walking becomes torture. The causes of the symptoms can be twisting of the ankle, inflammation or a malposition.
Finding the cause of the symptoms and determining the first treatment steps is part of orthopedics. He tries to treat and eliminate the cause of the symptoms. Medicines and painkillers are often given to relieve the pain, but they also have side effects. An alternative is pain relief with a TENS device.
A TENS device uses electrodes to transmit electrical impulses to the skin and the painful area in the foot, which has two effects. On the one hand, the electrical impulses can block the transmission of pain to the brain , which means that the pain in the foot area may no longer be felt. 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 and pain relief in the foot occurs. TENS also promotes blood circulation in the treated area.
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.
Where does foot pain come from?
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
Studies and scientific sources