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Can you use TENS on someone with a cochlear implant?

I have a patient who presented with plantar fasciitis but has a cochlear implant. I have read research that is fore and against the treatment as long as the treatment is not directly over the site of the implant and is below 8cm. I also rang the cochlear implant company and they said its fine too. I wondered what everyone else's thoughts are. Thanks

Charlotte Long

2 months ago

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Cliff Eaton
Cliff Eaton

Charlotte I agree with Tim. Be reassured, if you consider TENS, as a useful modality to treat PF, then it should not have the implant Cliff

Cliff Eaton
Cliff Eaton

Charlotte I agree with Tim. Be reassured, if you consider TENS, as a useful modality to treat PF, then it should not have the implant Cliff

Cliff Eaton
Cliff Eaton

Charlotte I agree with Tim. Be reassured, if you consider TENS, as a useful modality to treat PF, then it should not have the implant Cliff

Prof Tim Watson
Prof Tim Watson

Charlotte. We have just been through all the CI's for all modalities for the updated chapter in the new textbook. For electronic implants (which would include the cochlear implants) and TENS, we have it as a LOCAL contraindication only - and I reckon the foot and the ear are sufficiently distant not to make it count as local - so all OK so far as I can see. Regards Tim

charlotte92600
charlotte92600

Thank-you. I am using in conjunction with other treatment modalities, tens to manage pain.

admin220
admin220

No its not a problem, but Tens to treat plantar fasciitis?

admin220
admin220

No its not a problem, but Tens to treat plantar fasciitis?

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