TENS application for scar pain

A woman holds the area around her stomach. There is a scar on the stomach between the area with your fingers. Scar pain can be treated with TENS.

Severe pain from the hardened connective tissue of the scar can lead to restricted movement. The symptoms usually increase when the weather changes. The application with a TENS device is ideal here. The TENS treatment can relieve the pain around the scar area by releasing endogenous pain-relieving hormones[1]. These hormones are called endorphins. Furthermore, the healing of surgical scars can be accelerated, since TENS pain therapy promotes blood circulation in the surrounding tissue[2].

TENS electrode placement for scar pain

Note that

1. Place the TENS electrodes next to the scar.
2. the TENS electrodes must never be placed directly on the scar.
3. The amperage is adjusted so that you feel it as a pleasant tingling sensation.

To the right electrode

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.

  • 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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