What are the contraindications to using a TENS or a muscle stimulator ?

Cancer

  • Not recommended to use the device:
  • In the presence of metastases or circulatory cancer. Necessary to wait for the period of healing or on authorization of the attending physician.
  • Precautions to take:
  • For any other type of cancer, the use can be made IN THE PERIPHERAL AREA OF THE AFFECTED AREA, all with free and informed consent of the patient.

Cardiac Pacemaker

  • Not recommended to use the device:
  • In the presence of a pacemaker (can only be used with the authorization of the cardiologist)
  • Use under the supervision of a health care professional in cases of:
  • Transthoracic application & anterior aspect of the cardiac region
  • Genitalia
  • Electronic implant
  • Heart disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Epilepsy
  • Skin sensory disorder, loss of sensitivity
  • DVT/phlebitis/embolism
  • Hemorrhage
  • Tuberculose

IT IS ADVISABLE TO CONTACT AN EXPERT SET TO VALIDATE THE APPLICATION OF ELECTROTHERAPY FOR THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS

  • Circulatory disorder
  • Communication disorder
  • Skin disease
  • Active epiphyseal plate
  • Preventive anticoagulant use (watch for vascular and cardiorespiratory signs and symptoms).

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