TENS application for ankle pain

Woman holding her ankle due to pain, it is also bandaged. You can treat this pain with a TENS device.

A TENS device can provide quick relief for ankle pain. Even in everyday life, ankle injuries sometimes occur, often due to twisting of the ankle. Because the ankle consists of the shin, fibula, and ankle bone, the pain radiates from the foot into the leg. Ligament injuries, bruising, swelling, sprains or strains occur, which quickly improve with TENS treatment. TENS can also relieve pain in chronic ankle pain [1].

A TENS device transmits electrical impulses to the skin via electrodes, which leads to the release of endogenous, pain-relieving endorphins[2] and blocks the transmission of pain to the brain. In addition, the TENS treatment promotes blood circulation[3].

TENS electrode placement for ankle pain

To relieve your ankle pain, you can apply the pain point electrode patch as shown in the picture. For this application you need a TENS device with at least two channels.

Buy the appropriate electrode now
  • 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.

  • 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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