TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) therapy is an innovative technique that helps to relieve and reduce pain without the use of medication. Its action is based on the principle of transcranial stimulation, where weak electrical impulses are passed through the skin to stimulate nerve fibers. This has the effect of blocking pain signals and releasing endorphins, the body's natural analgesic, which naturally reduces pain sensations.

TENS therapy is different from traditional pain management methods such as the use of medication, massage and physiotherapy. It does not have the side effects associated with the use of medication and can be used long-term without concern.

With electrical nerve stimulation, the team at Illinois Foot & Ankle Clinic is ready to provide our patients with the best personalized solution for each individual case and ensure the most comfortable and effective treatment possible. With a strain gauge machine that allows us to customize the intensity and frequency of the pulses, we are able to target the areas experiencing pain, achieving maximum comfort for our patients.

Conditions Treated

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is recommended for patients with various types of pain syndrome and has a wide range of applications for treatment:

  1. Neuropathies and neuralgias of the foot: transcutaneous stimulation helps to control neuropathic pain caused by nerve damage, manifested by burning, tingling and numbness in the feet and legs.
  2. Plantar fasciitis: a common podiatric pathology characterized by inflammation of the ligaments on the sole of the foot, resulting in pain in the heel and sole area.
  3. Arthritis of the foot: rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, provoke pain, inflammation reactions, and limitation of motor function in the joints of the foot.
  4. Sports injuries and overload: podiatric sports injuries such as sprains, ischemia, and overload can lead to pain and activity limitation. Electrotherapy can be an effective way to reduce pain and speed recovery, allowing athletes to return to training more quickly.
  5. Ankle diseases: manifested by acute pain in the ankle (inflammation phase), limitation of movement, difficulty climbing stairs. In this case, sessions of electrical stimulation of the ankle will help to cope with the pain.
  6. Post-operative recovery: patients who have undergone foot or ankle surgery often experience intense pain and limitation of movement during the recovery period. TENS therapy can be an important component of a comprehensive rehabilitation plan, helping to manage pain and speed up the healing process.

All of these conditions and diseases require an individualized approach to treatment, and our specialists are available to help develop the best TENS therapy plan for each patient, based on their unique needs and the nature of their disease.

Treatment Process

At Illinois Foot & Ankle Clinic, we utilize the state-of-the-art 10s, a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation device that provides safe and maximally effective treatment. The treatment process involves several key steps.

  1. Consultation and assessment: during which the patient's symptoms, medical history and individual needs are clarified. Based on this information, an individualized therapy plan is developed.
  2. Device customization: the specialist customizes the transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation device according to the treatment recommendations. This includes selecting the optimal intensity, pulse frequency and session duration based on the nature and location of the pain.
  3. Session preparation: preparation of the patient's skin to ensure that it is clean and dry to maximize the effectiveness of the electrical impulses.
  4. Conducting the session: a conductive gel is applied to the skin where pain or discomfort is felt. Electrodes connected to the TENS device are attached to the skin in the area of the foot or ankle. The specialist turns on the device and monitors the session and the patient's response to the therapy,

The length and frequency of sessions varies depending on the individual needs of the patient and the doctor's recommendations. Typically, sessions last between 15 and 30 minutes and are performed several times a week. For best results, a series of TENS sessions is required.

Expected Outcomes

Patients undergoing TENS therapy at Illinois Foot & Ankle Clinic can expect a number of positive outcomes, including:

  • reducing the intensity of both acute and chronic pain;
  • resolving swelling;
  • improving muscle strength and tone;
  • restoration of sensation;
  • increased range of motion;
  • decreased dependence on or complete elimination of pain medications.

Such results emphasize the importance and efficacy of TENS therapy in the treatment of podiatric and orthopedic conditions.

Why Choose Our Clinic?

When choosing Illinois Foot & Ankle Clinic, patients can expect a number of significant benefits:

  1. Our doctors have extensive experience and expertise in diagnosis and treatment, ensuring that patients receive the highest level of care.
  2. We develop individualized treatment plans, taking into account the peculiarities and needs of each individual. Our goal is to provide the best results and maximum comfort for each patient.
  3. Illinois Foot & Ankle Clinic is always at the forefront of medical science and technology. We utilize advanced equipment and treatments, including TENS therapy, to provide our patients with the most effective and innovative technology possible.
  4. Our team of physicians and medical professionals work together to ensure our patients' needs are fully met, from initial consultation and diagnosis to follow-up treatment and rehabilitation.

When you choose Illinois Foot & Ankle Clinic, you are choosing reliability, quality and care for your health. We are proud of our reputation for podiatry and orthopedics and are committed to providing you with top-notch care. To schedule a consultation and treatment appointment with our leading specialist, Alex Yanovskiy, please Tell. (847) 298-3338 Des Plaines

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