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I have a tens unit I received some time ago for therapy related to another unjury.  Has anyone used a tens unit to relieve pain associated with PF?  Where do you place the electrode pads?   I can do up to 4 pad.

 

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Oh WOW...I have one too...If you hear of anyone getting results with it, would you please be kind enough to let me know? I don't use mine at all anymore for my back, it would be great to know where to put the electrodes.. Great idea!
1. Put the Y pad on either side of the center of your foot, and the X pads below the toes on bottom of foot and on the bottom of the heel.
2. Put the X pads below the toes on the bottom of each foot and the Y pads on the heels.
3. Put 2 X pads on the upper calf, side by side, and 2 Y pads directly below each X pad, about an inch apart.
Use the P4 setting, about 30 minutes each.
I got this info from the brochure with my tens unit. I have recently developed PF from walking all over Europe for 3 weeks, mainly on cobblestone streets. Sure hope this will help!
I will certainly give it a try, thank you Leslie.

Leslie said:
1. Put the Y pad on either side of the center of your foot, and the X pads below the toes on bottom of foot and on the bottom of the heel.
2. Put the X pads below the toes on the bottom of each foot and the Y pads on the heels.
3. Put 2 X pads on the upper calf, side by side, and 2 Y pads directly below each X pad, about an inch apart.
Use the P4 setting, about 30 minutes each.
I got this info from the brochure with my tens unit. I have recently developed PF from walking all over Europe for 3 weeks, mainly on cobblestone streets. Sure hope this will help!
I did this last night and did not have pain as usual when I got up this morning. It also says to do this for 5 days in a row. I might note that on #1, one Y pad goes on the top of the foot and the other goes on the bottom of the foot. I've attached a picture: Use 2, 3 5a, 8, 9 & 10 for PF.


Although it says 15 minutes each treatment, the person I bought it from said 30 minutes is ok too.
Leslie,
thank you SO much. I will begin this treatment today to see how it works!

I know its 2 years ago but did anyone want to post their results or what they've done since. I've got PF back again and its painnnnful. Was thinking to get the TENS combo with the ultra sound. Thanks for any updates. John

I've been getting the tens combo with the ultra sound at my therapist for the past month.  It's hard to tell really since they are also taping my foot, I've been in a boot for about 2 months now.  The boot by itself was doing nothing at all, so I started the therapy.  It feels better on some days, but isn't even close to being pain free.  I haven't given up all my work outs though, so that could be the problem.  I've been told not to go completely sedintary though. 

I'm feeling hopeful for the first time in over a year.  The podiatrist is finally sending me to an Astym certified PT! She's going to get in there and work out all the knots, bumps and scar tissue!  I keep hearing it will be painful, but atleast it's pain towards a sollution and not pain for the rest of my life with no hope in sight!  Can't wait to go be "tortured" this monday! She says people see great improvements in 3-4 sessions!  Halleluiah!

I bought a cheap TENS (2 electrodes) at Walgreens and It really helps reduce inflamation.

Okay so I have bought every kind of foot brace they have out there. Last count was 12 different boots or night splints. I've also bought 30 rolls of K-Tape and a few other kinds. I got socks things with X pattern to wear during  day. Some rubber wrap this.g also for the daytime, have specifically for my feet shoe inserts, tried the walkfit ones before also. I own 2 tens units and until today just messed around putting them on for no relief, but will try off the chart posted here. Oh yeah I've been to 2 foot doctors who have given me 6 injections!!! Now I'm trying PT too. I just want them to cut my feet off!! I use I've as much as I can and soak with salts in warm water. Anyone have any other tricks to try let me know PPPPPPPLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEAAAAAAASSSSSSSEEEEEEE I'm desperate at this point!!!! OH YEAH I even have tried Lidoderm patches............ help

You need to get care from a neurologist, they can determine if you have neuropathy going on, there are medications that can help. Lyrica is only one gabaptentin is another, my husband has neuropathy in his feet and it is not caused by diabetics, proper footwear is also a must, it can,t hurt to get it checked out, good luck!
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Jennifer Falkenhagen said:

Okay so I have bought every kind of foot brace they have out there. Last count was 12 different boots or night splints. I've also bought 30 rolls of K-Tape and a few other kinds. I got socks things with X pattern to wear during  day. Some rubber wrap this.g also for the daytime, have specifically for my feet shoe inserts, tried the walkfit ones before also. I own 2 tens units and until today just messed around putting them on for no relief, but will try off the chart posted here. Oh yeah I've been to 2 foot doctors who have given me 6 injections!!! Now I'm trying PT too. I just want them to cut my feet off!! I use I've as much as I can and soak with salts in warm water. Anyone have any other tricks to try let me know PPPPPPPLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEAAAAAAASSSSSSSEEEEEEE I'm desperate at this point!!!! OH YEAH I even have tried Lidoderm patches............ help

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