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A male asked:

Can i use my tens machine to help treat my de quervains syndrome?

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Dr. Louise Andrew
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Emergency Medicine 48 years experience
Wouldn't hurt: And might help, give it a try and see if things get better or worse!
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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 47 years experience
TENS: or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is a therapy that uses low-voltage electrical current for pain relief. The theory is that when nerves in the painful area are stimulated by electricity they send signals to the brain that block or "scramble" normal pain signals. While not commonly used in DeQuervain's tenosynovitis, there would be no problem in trying it. Good wishes:)
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