TENS electrode placement for finger and thumb pain
What are the causes of finger and thumb pain?
Osteoarthritis can cause pain, especially in the finger joints and the thumb saddle joint. This leads to restricted movement and impaired sensation in the fingers. Often the pain starts at the age of 30, when the joints begin to close. The cartilage that protects the joints is slowly degraded. Here you can find information about TENS electrode placement for osteoarthritis and arthritis.
TENS units and electrodes recommendations
How a TENS unit can help you with finger and thumb pain
A TENS application can relieve painful tension and has a blocking effect on the transmission of pain signals to the brain. Thus, the pain stimuli cannot be passed on by the nerves. Pain-inhibiting, endogenous hormones are released by the TENS treatment and thus bring about freedom from pain. In addition, a TENS treatment increases blood circulation. Thumb pain and finger complaints, such as aching fingertips, can be relieved in this way. If you also build up muscles on the forearm with EMS muscle stimulation, overuse of fingers and thumbs is less frequent.
The correct use of TENS for finger and thumb pain
To treat arm pain with TENS effectively, you need a TENS device with at least 2 channels. Attach the electrodes of each channel to the affected arm according to the following instructions.
The optimal TENS device for your application - recommendation of the program
For TENS EMS devices from axion, we recommend the following programs for pain therapy
TENS EMS Combo Device STIM-PRO X9
The programs P10 and P16 are generally used here.
To the device: TENS EMS Combo Device STIM-PRO X9
TENS Device STIM-PRO T-400
The programs P02 and P10 are generally used here.
To the device: TENS Gerät STIM-PRO T-400
TENS Device STIM-PRO COMFORT
The program P02 is generally used here.
To the device: TENS-Gerät STIM-PRO COMFORT
The current strength should be set 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 is also useful to change the programs every now and then.