TENS / EMS treatment of Plantar Fasciitis

The placement of the TENS/ NMES electrode pads is important.  Generally plantar fasciitis pain runs across the bottom of the foot from the heel all the way to where your toes connect (referred to as the plantar fascia). In order to help reduce the pain you need to place the electrode pad on the bottom of your foot and on the calf and side of foot. 

Electrode placement is not an exact science, users experiment with the placement of the pads along the back of the leg and heel. The most common placement for the electrodes is to put 2 pads underneath your foot along the middle where the plantar fascia ligament connects your heel to the front of your foot. See picture below:

You can experiment with the exact placement here as well. Always place the pad where the pain is most severe.

We would advise using program 5 for the initial 2 weeks to help to stretch out the muscles, program 4 can be utilised to assist with oedema in the surrounding areas, with program 9 TENS pain management utilised to aid with direct pain management.

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