Re: pain meds vs TENS unit
i just wanted to mention something to you about using the TENS post op?after my first knee surgery,and because my pain was just over the top,even with some very strong pain meds,i called my orthos office to see if I could possibly even try using my TENS unit that i already had before the surgery to use on this knee,and was told no,that it probably wouldn't be a good idea.they never really told me why that was a bad idea,but just said no.I would most definitely speak with your surgeon about even using this before actually doing anything,like actually purchasing one?
it could have just been the area or something particular with my individual surgery but I got the impression that any surgery would not be good to mix with the tens unit.like I said,I am not sure just why,but i thought I should at least mention this to you.after a few weeks pass post op,it may be a great idea.i am back to using mine again now,with no problems at all.good luck on the surgery.Marcia
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