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TENs machine if you have metal plates?

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farfallarocks Wed 17-Oct-12 08:35:11

Just wondering if anyone has had any experience of using a TENs machine with metal plates? I have a plate and a few screws in my ankle and reading through the instructions yesterday the manufacturer says I should ask my medical team for their advice.
Midwife is flumoxed and not keen to advise one way or another. Am assuming there is a risk of the metal heating up or something?
Anyone got any experience?
Thanks in advance.

ReallyTired Wed 17-Oct-12 22:36:17

The tens machine will be strapped to your back rather than your ankle. I imagine you will be fine. Its not as if the current or the voltage are particularly large.

Incidently I don't have metal plates in my body so I am not the person to ask.

farfallarocks Thu 18-Oct-12 08:12:34

thanks for the response anyway, I imagine it should be ok and they are just covering themselves but was keen to hear from anyone who had used it in this situation?

Caddie08 Fri 19-Oct-12 13:36:16

I have metal plates and pins in my foot and leg up to the knee and used a tens with no problems.

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