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TENS to relieve shoulder pain

The TENS treatment on the shoulder can relax and loosen the tense and hardened muscles. It stimulates the blood circulation and leads to a better nutrient supply of the tissue. Also for chronic shoulder pain, which can occur for example in rheumatic diseases, the regular use of a TENS device has proven to be effective. The electrical impulses cause an interruption of the pain stimulus transmission by the nerves to the brain. This usually leads very quickly to freedom from pain.

TENS - Electrode placement in case of shoulder pain

Attach the electrodes 5 x 5 cm as shown in the figure to relieve your pain. Alternatively, you can also use the special shoulder electrode or the electrode against joint pains. For this application you need the electrodes 5 x 5 cm and a TENS device with at least two channels.


Alternative electrode placement with the special shoulder electrode

The specially developed electrodes adapt ideally to the shape of your shoulder and make the TENS application noticeably easier.


TENS device application


The programs P05, P08 and P15 are generally used here.

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TENS Device STIM-PRO T-400

The programs  P05, P08 and P12 are generally used here.

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The program P06 is generally used here.

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If the current is perceived as a pleasant tingling sensation, it is set correctly. The duration of the application should be approx. 40 minutes in order to reach a lasting reduction of pain. It is also useful to change the programs from time to time to give the body a new stimulus and to increase the effect of the TENS treatment.

EMS additionally relaxes the muscles

After the TENS treatment, you can use the EMS programs P29 or P30 to relax the muscles to release tension. Adjust the intensity so that you feel slight muscle twitches. You can use the relaxation for 10 to 20 minutes.

Sources and scientific studies

¹Yang, H. (2015). Observation on therapeutic effect of half puncture plus transcutaneous acupoint electric stimulation for infantile facial paralysis. Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science, 13(3), 156–159.

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