Tests and treatments

Treatment with TENS unit

What is it?

What is it?

After consulting the hospital's pain doctors, it was decided to start TENS therapy.

TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Neuro Stimulation) is a treatment that reduces pain without using medication. It works by sending tiny electric shocks through your skin, stimulating your nerves.

TENS can help with different types of pain, such as:

  • Pain in your joints (for example for knee or hip osteoarthritis)
  • Chronic back pain
  • Diseases where your muscles, tendons or bones deteriorate
  • tension headaches
  • muscular pain
  • Pain that radiates to other parts of your body
  • Pain after amputation or phantom pain (when you feel pain in a body part that is no longer there)



See the leaflet below for more information about:

  • how the TENS device works
  • how to use the device in practice
  • the device‚Äôs different programmes

Only available in Dutch:

Latest publication date: 16/05/2024