TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation.  It is a simple, non-invasive analgesic technique designed to provide symptomatic management of pain relief.  TENS is for use on chronic rather than acute pain by exciting the sensory nerves.  It is one of the most frequently used electrotherapy for pain relief.  TENS effects are rapid in onset for most patients, so benefit can be achieved almost immediately. 

TENS is useful in the treatment of:

  • Subacute or chronic soft tissue damage
  • Muscle spasm / re-education
  • Oedema
  • Pain
  • Nerve damage
  • Vasodilation