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Where Should A TENS Unit Be Placed On A Quad?

If you experience a quad strain or tightness in the quads then keep reading to find out exactly how to use a TENS unit to relieve the aches and pains.

TENS Electrode Placement For Quadriceps

TENS placement for quad strain

Placement of the TENS electrode pads is relatively straight forward and easy to follow. You want to surround the quad muscle with the electrode pads about 2 inches apart from one another as pictured here.

Start off by using the lowest intensity level if you are new to using a TENS unit. If the quad area begins to twitch and it becomes uncomfortable lower the setting.

Before placing the electrode pads clean the area prior so that all dirt and oils is removed from the skin.

This will allow the electrode pad to adhere itself to the skin and also have the added benefit of getting multiple uses from one set of pads

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Want to know where else a TENS unit can be placed?  Check out my TENS placement guide for how to use one for……
Knee Pain
Neck Pain
Shoulder Pain
Tension Headaches
Golfer’s Elbow
Plantar Fasciitis
Rotator Cuff Pain
Restless Leg Syndrome
Ulnar Nerve Pain
TMJ Pain
PSOAS Muscle

Thank you for reading,