TENS application for wrist pain

Man holding wrist in pain in office after long time working on laptop. It could be a mouse arm.

With the shift to long and constant computer work, a large proportion of people suffer from regular wrist pain. Fast relief from wrist pain can be achieved with TENS.[1] Releasing muscular tension from a TENS application on the wrist, hand and forearm muscles can lead to significant pain relief after just a short time.

The treatment causes an interruption in the transmission of pain stimuli through the involved nerves from the wrist to the brain. If the pain stimuli are not passed on to the brain, no more pain is felt. Furthermore, a TENS device stimulates the release of endogenous painkilling substances. These are called endorphins[2]. In addition, the TENS treatment is considered to promote blood circulation[3].

TENS electrode placement for wrist pain

Fight your pain with TENS stimulation current therapy. To do this, attach the electrodes as shown in the illustration. We recommend using the pain point electrode patch, which can be easily attached to the wrist, or the 4 x 4 cm electrodes. Alternatively, you can also find a silicone hand roller electrode under accessories here in the shop.

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  • 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.

What causes wrist pain?

Video tutorial for TENS application for wrist pain

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  • From everywhere

    You can use TENS therapy anywhere. It doesn't matter whether you're sitting comfortably on the sofa or in the office.

  • Drug free

    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

[1] Bachmann, J. & Pothmann, R. (2010). TENS. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in pain therapy (4th ed.). Karl F. Haug Verlag.

[2] Ortu, E., Pietropaoli, D., Mazzei, G., Cattaneo, R., Giannoni, M., & Monaco, A. (2015). TENS effects on salivary stress markers: A pilot study. International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology, 114-118. https://doi.org/10.1177/0394632015572072

[3] Cramp, Gilsenan, Lowe & Walsh. (2000). The effect of high- and low-frequency transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation upon cutaneous blood flow and skin temperature in healthy subjects. Clinical Physiology, 20(2), 150-157. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2281.2000.00240.x

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