Where should a TENS unit be placed on a quad?

Where should a TENS unit be placed on a quad?

Place one 2×2 electrode on the VMO which is the knot on the inside, at the end of your quad just above the knee. Place the other 2×2 electrode at the end of the vastus lateralis which is the muscle that runs down the outside of the quad.

When do you use Faradic current?

Indication. facilitation of muscle contraction when inhibited by Pain. Muscle re-education: muscle contraction is needed to restore the sense of movement.In cases of flat foot or in muscle transplantation. the brain appreciates movement not muscle actions so current should be applied to restore normal movement.

What are the contraindications for electrical stimulation?

You should avoid electrical stimulation if you have:

  • A change in tissue sensation.
  • Impaired mental status.
  • Presence of an implanted electrical device (the e-stim could interfere with pacemakers or implanted pain stimulators)6.
  • Malignant tissue.
  • Wounds that are too moist.

Where should you not put TENS?

Do not use TENS on:

  1. Open wounds or rashes.
  2. Swollen, red, infected, or inflamed skin.
  3. Cancerous lesions, or close to them.
  4. Skin that does not have normal sensation (feeling)
  5. Any part of your head or face.
  6. Any part of your throat.
  7. Both sides of the chest or trunk at the same time.
  8. Directly on your backbone.

Can you use a TENS machine on your thigh?

SportsMed TENS therapy for thigh injuries After a diagnosis of a thigh injury, your management plan should include physical therapy treatment as often as possible. SportsMed is the TENS, ECS and EMS machine we suggest to aid repair of a thigh injury.

What is a Faradic treatment?

Faradic Treatments use an electrical current to stimulate the motor point(s) of a muscle with the intention of causing a muscle contraction without any effort from the client. The purpose of causing a muscle contraction is to tone the muscle.

Is faradic current AC or DC?

The point here to note is faradic current is direct current but with a short duration interruption of 0.1 to 1 microsecond. The following figures differentiates between a alternating current (AC), direct current (DC), interrupted direct current. Indications of faradic type current.

Can you use a TENS machine on a torn muscle?

TENS can also be used for muscle soreness from overuse, inflammatory conditions, and both rheumatoid and osteo-arthritis. Athletes with painful acute soft tissue injuries (e.g., sprains and strains) may benefit from TENS treatment.