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TENS in case of wrist pain

Pain in the wrist is widespread and can have many different causes. The most common cause of wrist pain is too much or incorrect stress on the joint with the same movements all the time. Sooner or later this leads to inflammatory processes, for example to tendonitis. A good example of this is the so-called 'mouse hand'. It is caused by hours of working on the PC with the same monotonous movements when the mouse is guided and clicked. Accident-related pain caused by fractures, strains or bruises is also common. Chronic diseases such as arthrosis, gout or carpal tunnel syndrome are also often responsible for wrist pain. A quick improvement of the pain can be achieved with TENS. The release of muscular tension and the blood circulation-enhancing effect of a TENS application on the wrist, hand and forearm muscles can lead to a significant reduction of pain after a short time. The treatment causes an interruption of the pain stimulus transmission by the nerves involved. If the pain stimuli are not transmitted to the brain, no more pain is felt.

Application of stimulation current electrodes for wrist pain:

Fight your pain with the TENS stimulation current therapy. Attach the electrodes as shown in the figure. We recommend the special electrode against joint pains 10 x 9 cm for the application. For this application you need a TENS device with at least two channels.


TENS device application


The programs P10 and P16 are generally used here.

Find out more about the Application with the STIM-PRO X9

TENS Device STIM-PRO T-400

The programs P01 and P10 are generally used here.

Find out more about the Application with the STIM-PRO T-400


The program P02 is generally used here.

Find out more about the Application with the STIM-PRO COMFORT

Sources and scientific studies

¹Stralka, S. W., Jackson, J. A. & Lewis, A. R. (1998). Treatment of Hand and Wrist Pain. AAOHN Journal, 46(5), 233–236.

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.

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