An Easy Guide to TENS Pain Relief 1
An Easy Guide to TENS Pain Relief  1
LATERAL RIB CAGE PAIN ¾ Setting MODE: C Mode PULSE WIDTH: 150 PULSE RATE: 100Hz Primary Placement OUTPUT: Adjust to the most comfortable intensity level. ¾ Treatment Session 24 hours is available until initial relief. 30 minutes, 3 times daily thereafter. Alternate Placement 36
LATERAL RIB CAGE PAIN    Setting MODE  C Mode PULSE WIDTH  150 PULSE RATE  100Hz  Primary Placement  OUTPUT  Adjust to the...
CHRONIC HIP PAIN ¾ Setting MODE: M Mode PULSE WIDTH: 200 PULSE RATE: 100Hz OUTPUT: Adjust to the most comfortable intensity level. Primary Placement ¾ Treatment Session 24 hours is available until initial relief. 30 minutes, 3 times daily thereafter. 38
CHRONIC HIP PAIN    Setting MODE  M Mode PULSE WIDTH  200 PULSE RATE  100Hz OUTPUT  Adjust to the most comfortable intensi...
ACUTE MUSCLE AND LIGAMENT TEAR - ANKLE ¾ Setting MODE: C Mode PULSE WIDTH: 100 PULSE RATE: 100Hz Primary Placement Place one set of electrodes on medial side and one set on lateral side OUTPUT: Adjust to the most comfortable intensity level. ¾ Treatment Session 24 hours is available until initial relief. 30 minutes, 3 times daily thereafter. 42
ACUTE MUSCLE AND LIGAMENT TEAR - ANKLE    Setting MODE  C Mode PULSE WIDTH  100 PULSE RATE  100Hz  Primary Placement  Plac...
POST-PODIATRIC SURGERY (involving lateral toes) ¾ Setting MODE: C Mode PULSE WIDTH: 100 - 150 PULSE RATE: 100Hz Primary Placement OUTPUT: Adjust to the most comfortable intensity level. ¾ Treatment Session 24 hours is available for the first 4 days. 4 hours daily thereafter. Alternate Placement 44
POST-PODIATRIC SURGERY  involving lateral toes     Setting MODE  C Mode PULSE WIDTH  100 - 150 PULSE RATE  100Hz Primary P...
KNEE PAIN – POST-OP ¾ Setting MODE: M Mode PULSE WIDTH: 100 - 150 PULSE RATE: 120Hz OUTPUT: Adjust to the most comfortable intensity level. Primary Placement ¾ Treatment Session 24 hours is available until initial relief. 30 minutes, 3 times daily thereafter. Alternate Placement 46
KNEE PAIN     POST-OP    Setting MODE  M Mode PULSE WIDTH  100 - 150 PULSE RATE  120Hz OUTPUT  Adjust to the most comforta...
DEGENERATIVE ARTHRITIS - KNEE PAIN ¾ Setting MODE: C Mode PULSE WIDTH: 220 PULSE RATE: 80Hz OUTPUT: Adjust to the most comfortable intensity level. Primary Placement ¾ Treatment Session 24 hours is available until initial relief. 30 minutes, 3 times daily thereafter. 48
DEGENERATIVE ARTHRITIS - KNEE PAIN    Setting MODE  C Mode PULSE WIDTH  220 PULSE RATE  80Hz OUTPUT  Adjust to the most co...
RECURRENT PATELLAR SUBLAXATION ¾ Setting MODE: C Mode PULSE WIDTH: 220 PULSE RATE: 80Hz OUTPUT: Adjust to the most comfortable intensity level. Primary Placement Place one set of electrodes on medial side and one set on lateral side 50 ¾ Treatment Session 24 hours is available for the first 4 days. 4 hours daily thereafter.
RECURRENT PATELLAR SUBLAXATION    Setting MODE  C Mode PULSE WIDTH  220 PULSE RATE  80Hz OUTPUT  Adjust to the most comfor...
LOW EXTREMITY PAIN (REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY) ¾ Setting MODE: C Mode or M Mode PULSE WIDTH: 160 Primary Placement PULSE RATE: 30 - 80Hz OUTPUT: Adjust to the most comfortable intensity level. ¾ Treatment Session 24 hours is available until initial relief. 30 minutes, 3 times daily thereafter. Alternate Placement Place one set on each side of leg. 52
LOW EXTREMITY PAIN  REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY     Setting MODE  C Mode or M Mode PULSE WIDTH  160 Primary Placement  PU...
LOWER LEG PAIN (DIABETIC NEUROPATHY) ¾ Setting MODE: M Mode PULSE WIDTH: 100 - 160 PULSE RATE: 60 - 100Hz Primary Placement OUTPUT: Adjust to the most comfortable intensity level. ¾ Treatment Session 24 hours is available until initial relief. 30 minutes, 3 times daily thereafter. Alternate Placement 54
LOWER LEG PAIN   DIABETIC NEUROPATHY     Setting MODE  M Mode PULSE WIDTH  100 - 160 PULSE RATE  60 - 100Hz Primary Placem...
Electrode Placement and Charts The importance of accurate electrode placement Proper electrode placement is vital to obtain the best results from your TENS unit. Please see the following charts which have been specially prepared to help you. The most important aspect of TENS electrode placement is to position them so that the current passes through the painful area, or along the nerves leading from the pain. How to use the electrode placement charts Check the index on the opposite page for the chart most applicable to the pain problem. We have selected the easiest and most frequently used electrode placement positions and settings. Note: These are suggested settings. There are alternative settings and all settings should be instructed by a medical practitioner. 2 Low Back Pain Hip Neuralgia Phantom Limb, lower extremity Sciatica Bicipital Tendonitis Temporal Mandibular Joint Pain (TMJ) Shoulder Pain Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Trigeminal Neuralgia Cervical Pain Chronic Cervical Strain Chronic Cervical Spine Pain (Postlaminectomy) Cervical Osteoarthritis Unilateral Cervical Spine Pain Masectomy – Right side Degenerative Arthritis: Cervical and Lumbar Lateral Rib Cage Pain Chronic Hip Pain Herpes Zoster Neuralgia Acute Muscle and Ligament Tear – Ankle Post Podiatric Surgery (involving lateral toes) Knee Pain (Post-op) Degenerative Arthritis – Knee Pain Recurrent Patellar Sublaxation Low Extremity Pain (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) Lower Leg Pain (Diabetic Neuropathy) Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Wrist Pain Elbow & Forearm Pain Upper Extremity Pain (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) Ulnar Nerve Lesion Atypical Facial Pain
Electrode Placement and Charts The importance of accurate electrode placement Proper electrode placement is vital to obtai...