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TENS Therapy for Feet: Drug-Free Plantar Fasciitis Relief

Some parts of the physical structure of our bodies begin to weaken as we age. People with a lifestyle that requires a lot of walking or running are especially susceptible to foot pain. Unfortunately, these aches and pains are just a part of life, no matter your age. The good news, however, is that there are safe and efficient solutions to the pain. TENS therapy for feet provides safe, drug-free, and immediate relief for many pains.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is the most common source of heel pain. It most often affects middle-aged people. However, this ailment is common in young people too, especially those who are often on their feet. No matter your age or condition, you’ll find that you can use TENS for plantar fasciitis to find relief from the pain.

what causes Plantar Fasciitis to happen?

The plantar fascia—the ligament running from the heel to the toes—becomes strained causing pain and stiffness in the heels and feet, especially
in the morning. It may happen because of high arches or flat feet or may stem from wearing old shoes. Resting, stretching, and finding supportive shoes may help but for some, the pain is still severe.

How TENS Therapy Help Plantar Fasciitis Pain:

TENS therapy for plantar fasciitis is such a lifesaver. It will provide safe pain relief and can help the tendon move towards healing. TENS works by sending gentle electrical impulses through the skin and to the nerve endings via electrode pads. These electrical impulses block pain signals from the brain and replace the pain with a gentle, massage-like tingling. The impulses can also release endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller, and can increase blood flow to the area which encourages healing. Using TENS therapy for feet is safer than relying on anti-inflammatories, which are bad for you long-term and can even inhibit healing.


TENS Unit Pad Placements for Plantar Fasciitis

Place the electrode pads on the arch of the feet, on the bottom of the heels, or at the sides of the heels. Itouch Tens units offer different levels of settings for the different pads so you can customize the intensity of your treatment. As long as you’re following the instructions and placement guides, there’s no wrong way to use TENS therapy for feet. The important thing is that you are getting the results you need.