TENS application for knee joint pain

Woman holding her knee because of pain in the knee joint. Knee joint pain can be treated with a TENS device.

The knee joint has to withstand a lot of weight every day and is exposed to enormous loads. In addition to ligament injuries caused by twisting the knee, knee joint pain can also occur under other circumstances. If you have pain in the knee joint, you should consult a doctor as a precaution, who can find out the cause of the pain. The pain you feel in the knee joint can be relieved with a TENS device without taking medication.

The TENS pain therapy prevents the nerves from transmitting the pain signals to the brain, so that you do not feel the pain. A stimulation current device also stimulates our body to release endorphins[1]. These are endogenous pain-relieving hormones. The TENS treatment also promotes blood circulation[2].

Strengthening the entire leg musculature benefits the knee joint and supports pain-free movements. If you strengthen the leg muscles with EMS in addition to the TENS therapy, you can also stabilize your kneecap and the kneecap ligament.

TENS electrode placement for knee joint pain

The specially developed knee electrodes adapt perfectly to the shape of your knee joint and make attachment noticeably easier. This allows you to treat pain in the knee joint better than with conventional electrodes.

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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 are the causes of knee joint pain?

Video tutorial for TENS application for knee joint 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] 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

[2] 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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