Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment: Treating Neuropathy With TENS

Posted by on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Neuropathy (nerve damage) is traditionally a difficult condition to treat. However, some patients report success with Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, which can be performed at our NYC Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine.

A TENS device works by delivering mild electric impulses to the nerves. This increased activity may block pain signals from reaching the brain and agitate the nerves’ natural endorphin release. While there aren’t many high-quality studies touting TENS therapy as an effective treatment for neuropathy pain, many of our patients do find relief from this FDA-approved medical device.