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Tens for knee pain

TylaGismo2TylaGismo2 Member Posts: 4 Listener
Hiya I've been suffering from knee pain that's literally taken my ability to walk, my team and I are looking into the cause, but the pain has been unbearable even with codeine and ice and other painkillers 
I've been looking at tens machines as a last resort to see if that'll help
I just wanted to ask if anyone uses tens machines for pain and if it helps 
Or if anyone specifically uses it on their legs 

Thank you!!

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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Administrator Posts: 1,277 Pioneering
    Welcome to the community @TylaGismo2 :) It's great to have you on board. I'm sorry that you're in so much pain, but it sounds like you have a supportive medical team around you. 

    I don't have any personal experience of tens machines, but hopefully some of our other members will have done! 
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 10,556 Scope community team
    Hi @TylaGismo2, we're not medical professionals, but from personal experience it does really help me.

    I have cerebral palsy which does affect my legs, as well as a chronic pain condition which isn't fully managed by medication.

    I also find epsom salts amazing to put in the bath and use a portable TENS machine for bad days or when I'm out and about.

    Hope this helps. :)
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  • TylaGismo2TylaGismo2 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    I may have to give it a shot then!
    Because my leg and knee pain is so bad right now I cannot get in and out of my bath 😭 but I'll keep that in mind for when I'm feeling better! 

    But if you think it'd be worth a shot there's no harm in trying! 🥰 Thank you!
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 10,556 Scope community team
    No problem @TylaGismo2! If you can't get into the bath, magnesium spray is a good alternative. I hope it helps. :)
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 4,507 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome I just wanted to say hello and hope you get some relief from your pain

    Let us know if the tens machine works
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 4,574 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @TylaGismo2 - & welcome to the community from me too. I have used a TENS machine before, but that was for back pain.
    Something I know some people use is a hemp based Arnica cream, based on natural products. The one I've seen mentioned the most is the 'ruby' one (Rose Geranium + Bay Laurel) especially those in a twist Tube. You can get small pots, but they are really small. Please see: https://www.fiddlerselbowgrease.co.uk/arnica-feg-balm     & https://www.fiddlerselbowgrease.co.uk/arnica-feg-balm/arnica-hemp-balm---vegan-30ml-tube
    I've had free sample pots of their hemp balm before, but tend to give them away to other people that have pain!
    The person that started this up was a violinist, hence the name 'Fiddler's Elbow Grease,' but she had to stop due to fibromyalgia. This product might be an option for you. :)


  • TylaGismo2TylaGismo2 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hiya thank you for the warm welcome

    I have tried many CBD and hemp products the past few weeks and unfortunately they've not done much for me at all due to the intensity of the pain I'm in I feel like they'd probably work on a regular fibro day but at the moment this knee pain is too much 😞
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