A 30-year-old male asked:
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with a shoulder injury....can using the tens machine further injury the muscles? mainly the leveator scapula....

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Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Doubtful: TENS often blocks the pain signals and can relieve the discomfort. The strength of the impulses can be adjusted, so make sure not to turn the impulses up so high so the muscle is "overcontracting." Simply judge your response to the TENS treatments to guide your frequency of use.
Answered on Dec 31, 2016

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