Electrical Stimulation for Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Physical Therapy with TENS Electrode Pads, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. Therapist Positioning Electrodes onto Patient's Shoulder

Overview

TENS and Interferential Electrical Stimulation units are a good alternative for those who cannot or choose not to use anti-inflammatory drugs. They are considered generally safe and are readily available for at-home use. They are often beneficial as part of a well-rounded program that includes active therapy (exercise).

RESCU Treatment Ratings

R = Risk      E = Effectiveness      S = Self-Care

C = Cost     U = Usefulness (overall rating)

1 = Least Favorable     5 = Most Favorable

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RISK: 5/5

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Risk of injury is very low, especially as it relates to shoulder injury. TENS shouldn’t be used over the heart, across the brain, or on patients with cancer or pregnant women with some exceptions.

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