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Posted by Dena on 9/05/00 at 14:27 (027264)

Has anyone ever used a TENS unit on their feet? I have one for chronic pain from degenerative cervical arthritis and I was just wondering if it might be useful for my pf?

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Bob Ray on 9/05/00 at 14:38 (027269)

I have. You want to buy one cheap?

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Dena on 9/05/00 at 16:04 (027277)

Not helpful at all?

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john h on 9/05/00 at 16:45 (027292)

i tried mine on my foot but received no results. knowing exactly where to put the pads would help. they would not stay on the bottom of your foot nor be practical to use when you most need them during the day.

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Barbara S. on 9/05/00 at 16:47 (027293)

During the most acute phase of my pf (which I hope I am out of now) I had constant pain, even while sitting. A TENS helped me to get to sleep on those nights. I put it right on the bad foot. It helps distract you so that you can watch T.V., read, or sometimes fall asleep if you are distracted by pain. B.

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john h on 9/05/00 at 18:43 (027319)

since there are two leads positive and negative where exactly did you place them?

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Barbara S. on 9/05/00 at 22:10 (027350)

I alternated negative/positive

1. on the middle of the pf
2. on the inside of the arch
3 pf near the ball of the foot
4. outside of foot

I started there and moved them around a bit... it helped to crank that thing up until some of my toes pulsed a bit. It seemed to work different muscle groups and take some foot tension down - I am sure I was tensing up from the pain. It is supposed to train your brain to focus on other muscle groups etc... My brain will not be fooled in the long run, unfortunately.

Re: TENS

Bob Ray on 9/05/00 at 14:38 (027269)

I have. You want to buy one cheap?

Re: TENS

Dena on 9/05/00 at 16:04 (027277)

Not helpful at all?

Re: TENS

john h on 9/05/00 at 16:45 (027292)

i tried mine on my foot but received no results. knowing exactly where to put the pads would help. they would not stay on the bottom of your foot nor be practical to use when you most need them during the day.

Re: TENS

Barbara S. on 9/05/00 at 16:47 (027293)

During the most acute phase of my pf (which I hope I am out of now) I had constant pain, even while sitting. A TENS helped me to get to sleep on those nights. I put it right on the bad foot. It helps distract you so that you can watch T.V., read, or sometimes fall asleep if you are distracted by pain. B.

Re: TENS

john h on 9/05/00 at 18:43 (027319)

since there are two leads positive and negative where exactly did you place them?

Re: TENS

Barbara S. on 9/05/00 at 22:10 (027350)

I alternated negative/positive

1. on the middle of the pf
2. on the inside of the arch
3 pf near the ball of the foot
4. outside of foot

I started there and moved them around a bit... it helped to crank that thing up until some of my toes pulsed a bit. It seemed to work different muscle groups and take some foot tension down - I am sure I was tensing up from the pain. It is supposed to train your brain to focus on other muscle groups etc... My brain will not be fooled in the long run, unfortunately.