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Has anyone had success using a TENS on their feet?
Hi @suzylulu, I only have numbness with my neuropathy but one of the first things I tried was a Zopec DT-1200 tens unit for neuropathy and didn't have any success with it. There is another discussion that you might want to join started by @judypall
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I use the tens machine, have massages and use cbd myrrh and frankincense oil. There has been no improvement and no relief
I got a $25 one off Amazon, Healthmate Forever. Seems to help when my feet and lower legs feel bad, like a different type of buzzing and tingling. But shortly after use I am back to where I was. I used it daily at first then sporadically. Research claims it can help 😏 but only $25 and plenty of good reviews, easy to use after first time, and from what I’ve read any purchased for home use are not dangerous.
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We used tens for pudendal nerve pain without any success.
Hi, @wilcy – I'm guessing you mean you tried a tens unit on your feet for your neuropathy and it didn't relieve the symptoms at all? Was this something you tried once, or multiple times? Did you notice anything at all after using it?
What is TENS?Please explain.
TENS is a technique that uses pads placed on your body and then high frequency, small pulses of current are passed from one pad to another. These pads are connected to a control device which can change various parameters such as intensity, frequency, etc.. The thought is that this will stimulate and relax the muscles/nerves in that area, and reduce the pain signals to the brain. One can purchase these units for as little as $40. .
Has anybody tried the EMS foot machines
Hello @glennstarkey, Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. There is another discussion similar to yours where your post will receive more visibility. I'm tagging our Director @colleenyoung to see if we should move your post to the following discussion where you can meet the other members discussion devices similar to the EMS foot machine.
Groups > Neuropathy > Has anyone had success using Tens on their feet?
I have tried a similar device to see if it would help for the numbness I have in my feet but after trying it for a few months it did nothing for me. The one I tried was the Zopec DT-1200 – https://www.advantagemedical.com/products/dt-1200-unit-for-feet-neuropathy-and-pains/. The EMS Foot Massager seems to be a less expensive version of the one I tried – https://www.amazon.com/EMS-Foot-Massager-Electric-Stimulator/dp/B07Y69BGG4
Has someone recommended the EMS foot machine to you?
Hi @glennstarkey, I add my welcome. As John suggested I moved your message to this existing discussion so that you can meet others talking about using nerve stimulating machines for neuropathy in the feet such as @bkruppa @wilcy @suzylulu @wisfloj @geronimo1 and others. Glenn, Click VIEW & REPLY to read through the past posts.
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