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Has anyone tried a Tens Unit for PF
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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…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Correy Smith Nov 16, 2015.

Foot cramping associated with PF
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It seems everything happens on my left foot.  I had a bunionectomy about 2 years ago.  Surgery with well and recovery had positive results.  I developed PF in my left foot and suffer foot cramps at…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laura Stewart Aug 11, 2010.

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Correy Smith replied to Lisa P's discussion Has anyone tried a Tens Unit for PF
"Leslie, so those are the specific parts in the body that you can place a tens machines pads on. That's quite interesting and it's something that maybe I should talk to my aunt about. Mainly because of her diabetic condition and also of…"
Nov 16, 2015
Jeanie replied to Lisa P's discussion Has anyone tried a Tens Unit for PF
"I have a tens unit and a small ultra sound unit.  I was diagnosed with plantar faciitis last December and for 3 months I could not walk.  I went to physical therapy for six weeks and just having someone to talk with about it helped. I did…"
Nov 9, 2015
Painful PF replied to Lisa P's discussion Has anyone tried a Tens Unit for PF
"The most pain I have ever felt in my life came from PF. I suppose everyone is different but I swear by my Tide II Vionic "sandals" or flip flops. They are expensive but they leave room to cup the heel and have actual arch support. I…"
Nov 9, 2015
Karla Perez replied to Lisa P's discussion Has anyone tried a Tens Unit for PF
"Please do.  I thought the casting was just another treatment doomed to failure, especially since I had spent the previous summer in one of those orthopedic walking boots.  But it worked for me! Is your PF confined to one foot (I hope--mine…"
Jun 14, 2015
Gloria replied to Lisa P's discussion Has anyone tried a Tens Unit for PF
"Thank you for the advise and info Karly, I will definitely ask about this treatment!"
Jun 13, 2015
Karla Perez replied to Lisa P's discussion Has anyone tried a Tens Unit for PF
"Trish- I can relate to your frustration. I suffered from severe PF for nearly 4 years and tried most everything short of surgery. When that appeared to be my last resort I tried another DPM and she said she had had some success with the application…"
May 5, 2015
Tricia J replied to Lisa P's discussion Has anyone tried a Tens Unit for PF
"I am also very frustrated.  I've had severe chronic plantar fasciitis for 5 years and I've tried everything.  I've done PT, shock wave treatment, ultrasound, platelet rich plasma injections, cortisone injections,…"
May 4, 2015
Jacqui Wisowaty replied to Lisa P's discussion Has anyone tried a Tens Unit for PF
"What is Y and X? And exactly what is plantar fasciitis ? Sorry i don't know ! My feet are so bad and my Doctor says it n neuropathy and I have a Tens unit, it has 4 pads with it but I don't see X or Y please help!"
Apr 22, 2015
Melanie Barnes replied to Lisa P's discussion Has anyone tried a Tens Unit for PF
"Can someone tell me which is X and which is Y?"
Feb 26, 2015
Jennifer Falkenhagen replied to Lisa P's discussion Has anyone tried a Tens Unit for PF
"I do have a very screwed up neck and back. I've been on lyrics and cymbalta and both turned me into zombie, so I don't take them anymore. PT seemed to help till they did this scraping thing then I was black and blue and on crutches..... So…"
Aug 8, 2014
Jennifer Falkenhagen replied to Lisa P's discussion Has anyone tried a Tens Unit for PF
"I will ask! They have been doing ultrasound on both my feet. Then massage or manipulate them. This last time she taped them tho and they hurt 100 times more. But thank you I will ask!"
Jul 2, 2014
CAT INTHEHAT replied to Lisa P's discussion Has anyone tried a Tens Unit for PF
"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,…"
Jul 1, 2014
Jennifer Falkenhagen replied to Lisa P's discussion Has anyone tried a Tens Unit for PF
"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…"
Jun 22, 2014
Rene Campagna replied to Lisa P's discussion Has anyone tried a Tens Unit for PF
"I bought a cheap TENS (2 electrodes) at Walgreens and It really helps reduce inflamation."
Jun 12, 2014
Lehua Canning replied to Lisa P's discussion Has anyone tried a Tens Unit for PF
"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…"
Sep 22, 2012
Lehua Canning replied to Lisa P's discussion Has anyone tried a Tens Unit for PF
"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…"
Jul 9, 2012

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