If you suffer from hip flexor strain or if you frequently get hip flexor pain after running, you must be looking for ways to relieve the discomfort and pain you’re feeling.
If so, you’re in the right place! In this article, we discuss how a TENS unit can help.
We also offer tips on proper Tens Unit hip flexor placement to help alleviate pain.
What is a TENS Unit?
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a method of pain relief involving the use of a mild electrical current.
A TENS unit is a small, battery-operated device that has leads connected to sticky pads called electrodes.
Tens Unit Hip Flexor Placement Tips
Most of the time, you already know the pain points in your body – in this case, if you suffer from hip flexor soreness after running, then you already have a general idea of where to place the TENS unit pads.
Here are some tips for proper placement and to get the best results:
- Take note of exactly where your pain is located. Outline the most precise and tender area of the pain.
- Always use 2 pads (one channel) or 4 pads (two channels) at the same time depending on the type of TENS unit that you have as it won’t work with just one pad.
- The pads can be placed in one of three directions: vertical, horizontal, or angulated.
- The pads should never touch. They should be at least 1 inch apart. Note that as the distance between the two pads increases, the effectiveness decreases.
Hopefully, these tips can help you better position your TENS unit pads to get optimal results!
Disclaimer: The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All information contained on this website is for general information purposes only.