How To Use A TENS Unit For Forearm Tendonitis

Whether its from working out, manual labor or any repetitive activity, forearm tendonitis can slow you down. A TENS unit is the perfect device to get instant pain relief. Stop using over the counter medications for pain and keep reading to find out how a TENS unit can help with forearm tendonitis pain.

TENS Placement For Forearm Tendonitis

Let get right to it. To treat forearm tendonitis you will want to place the TENS electrode pads about 1-2 inches apart on the forearm area. As you can see in the picture below the TENS pads are placed in the center part of the forearm.

TENS Placement For Forearm Tendonitis

After you place the TENS electrode pads on the forearm you are ready to begin treatment. If you are new to TENS unit I always suggest starting off on the lowest setting to gauge the intensity. Increase until you feel a vibrating sensation. If the TENS setting begins to cause any pain or discomfort lower the setting. A TENS unit should never cause pain and using a high setting will do more harm than good.

Want to learn more about TENS settings? Check out my article here

How Does A TENS Unit Relieve Pain?

A TENS unit can help reduce sensations of pain almost quickly and offers pain relief for up to four hours. That’s why these devices are popular among those with:.

Our body is full of nerves located all throughout our bodies, and these nerves send pain signals to the brain. By using a TENS unit the electrical impulses for pain are blocked and you experience pain relief. Another benefit of using a TENS unit for pain relief is that is lowers inflammation and assists in recovery.  

Looking for A TENS Placement Chart?

Check out my TENS Placement Guides here. It lists out several TENS placements with pictures of exactly where to place the electrode pad.

Some common TENS Placements:

  • Lower Back Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Hamstring
  • Trigger Finger
  • Biceps
  • Knee Pain

Thank you for reading,