The trigger for hip complaints is usually a tension of the large gluteal muscle caused by overload. Both overstraining and understraining of the muscles, for example by heavy lifting or a predominantly sitting posture, have an unfavourable effect on the muscles. Painful tensions are the result. But rheumatic diseases, neuralgia and metabolic diseases, e.g. gout or arthrosis, can also be causally involved in the development of pain. Quick help to relieve tension is offered by the application of a TENS device on the hip. The stimulation of the muscle by the electrical impulses of the TENS treatment often helps to reduce pain soon. The application is also useful for chronic pain. Depending on the setting of the parameters on the TENS device, either the pain transmission through the nerve cords is interrupted or there is a release of pain-relieving, endogenous hormones, the endorphins. By stimulating the blood circulation and calming the nerves, you can take targeted action against pain.
Application of stimulation current electrodes for hip pain:
A TENS - pain therapy can help with hip pain. By stimulating the blood circulation and calming the nerves, you can take targeted action against pain. Here you can see the correct electrode placement for hip pain. We recommend a TENS device with at least two channels and the electrode 12 x 7 cm for the application.
TENS device application
TENS EMS Combo Device STIM-PRO X9
The programs P05, P08 are generally used here.
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TENS Device STIM-PRO T-400
The programs P05 and P08 are generally used here.
Find out more about the Application with the STIM-PRO T-400
TENS Device STIM-PRO COMFORT
The programs P02 and P03 are generally used here.
Find out more about the Application with the STIM-PRO COMFORT
¹Lang, T., Barker, R., Steinlechner, B., Gustorff, B., Puskas, T., Gore, O. & Kober, A. (2007). 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
²Cramp, 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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