TENS application for hip pain

Woman sitting on couch holding hip due to pain. Hip pain can be treated with a TENS device.

The use of a TENS device on the hip offers quick help for relieving tension. The muscle stimulation by the electrical impulses of the TENS treatment often helps to reduce pain soon[1]. The application is also useful for chronic pain.

Depending on the setting of the parameters on the TENS device, either the transmission of pain through the nerve cords is interrupted or there is a release of pain-relieving endogenous hormones, the endorphins[2]. By stimulating blood flow[3] and calming nerves, you can take targeted action against pain. Thus, TENS is a valuable and fast-acting pain treatment for hip problems[4].

TENS electrode placement for hip pain

TENS pain therapy can help with hip pain. By stimulating blood circulation and calming the nerves, you can take targeted action against pain. Here you can see the correct TENS electrode placement for the hip. We recommend the 12x7 cm electrodes for use, as these are significantly larger than conventional electrodes and cover a larger pain area.

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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 hip pain?

  • 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

[4] Lang T, Barker R, Steinlechner B, Gustorff B, Puskas T, Gore O & Kober A (2207).TENS Relieves Acute Posttraumatic Hip Pain During Emergency Transport . The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection and Critical Care 62(1), 184-188. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.ta.0000197176.75598.fc

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