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tens unit on weakness areas

Justin66JJustin66 Posts: 95
This might sound crazy but i was wondering if anyone has used a tens unit on weakness areas of their legs? My right mig calf down to my ankle has some weakness in it, not enough to effect my walking but just annoying as can be.

I thought of buying a tens unit and trying it out directly on my calf and ankle. I may have the wrong track of thinking since where the problem originated from was my L4/L5 disc herniated at the nerve root.

I started physical therapy today maybe this will help some.

I had a discectomy and another MRI yesterday just to see if there were any other problems which the Dr. said everything looked great.


  • Maybe you can try out a TENs unit at the Physio appt. and see if that would help. I've used TENS on my back and ankle when I first was injured and if anything it relaxes the muscles. Take care and hope you heal completely. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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