Is anybody using TENS for foot pain management?
- 22 Apr 2012 by rustypete
- 15 August 2016
I have used a TENS unit for foot pain. Depending on the source of the pain, it can help. I now have a neurostimulator implant which is kinda like an internal TENS unit. It blocks the pain message to my brain through electrical stimulation of the nerve running to my foot.
Hey I have severe spinal injuries, and pain meds and physical therapy , along with Epidoral injections in the back just don't cut it. I have a Tens unit, and use it when ever i need it, It isn't as effective as it once was, So My Pain MNGMT DR wants be to either try to put a Spinal cord Stimulator inside me, or a Morphine Pump. I have just found out in the last few Months that since 2003 I have had a Bone Stimulator implanted in me and I was shocked. Doctor say's it isn't hurting me, BUT IT DAMN SURE AIN'T HELPING. And My Dr keeps telling me it's either a Spinal Cord Stimulator, or a Morphine Pump, and I don't want either. My Father had a Spinal Cord Stimulator, and he would get a buzz when the phone would ring ( NO BS ) But thy had a recall and took it out of him. I don't know if a Nuerotherapy stimulator is similar to Spinal Cord Stimulator, but I am Curious to know where did they put it, and Does it work.
Not for foot pain, I haven't but for sciatica, & I don't like the feeling at all, but it does help some people a lot... Mary
I started using a combination TENS and EMS machine for my feet about a year and a half ago. I had stopped running because of the incredible pain I had each morning when I got out of bed. I was even meeting with a surgeon to discuss an operation. After many years of running my feet finally stopped recovering and finally got to the point where I had to stop.
The machine I use is called an Advanced Foot Energizer and is designed to stimulate the whole bottom of the foot. You can even feel it up your legs. I found that by using it about twice an evening began making my feet feel better. After a few months there was a noticeable change, and now I am able to trail run in the mountains again.
When I run I use the machine in the evening to help my recovery, and have a much better morning following. I either use one or two EMS sessions or use a TENS session followed by and EMS session.
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