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Tens machine

dollymixturedollymixture Posts: 14
edited 31. Aug 2012, 14:12 in Living with Arthritis archive
I have a tens machine that I consider a wonderful invention but at the moment, I am suffering horrendous pains in my heel.
I can't seem to get the knack of placing the pads in the correct position. Can anyone help? Where is the best place to put the pads for heel pain
Thanks. :)

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  • PetitessePetitesse Posts: 62
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Dolly,

    I have only tried using the TENS pads on my back. However, I found this and maybe you can get some tips here:

    http://www.biowave.com/website/Ankle Foot.html

    I hope it will help you :)
  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,906 ✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I have always been told to put the pads either side of the pain, but to be honest I have only used them on my back.
    I hope you can get some relief from it very soon x
    Love
    Barbara
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I'm in trouble with the back of my left heel and that is due to tendonitis in my Achilles tendon. I've never had much success with TENs machines but I have found that some doubled tubi-grip supports the heel and eases the pain. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • dollymixturedollymixture Posts: 14
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Petitesse wrote:
    Hi Dolly,

    I have only tried using the TENS pads on my back. However, I found this and maybe you can get some tips here:

    http://www.biowave.com/website/Ankle Foot.html

    I hope it will help you :)
    Wow, that's a fantastic help, thank you so much. I in absolue agony at the moment. I will try this and see what happens. I have been using various ways with four pads to no avail.
    I will let you know how I get on. It usually works within half an hour or so. Thanks again.
  • TrayceTrayce Posts: 110
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I have just bought the tens machine that heats up
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