TENS & EMS Units - Tensway

Electrode placement

Electrode placement for TENS units

The electrode placement is essential to be able to get the best result out of a TENS treatment (pain relief). The electrodes are placed over or nearby the painful area. If possible place the electrode with the black pin over the most painful area since it is the most active one. Cefar offers different sizes of electrodes. Small electrodes are preferably used on smaller muscles and large electrodes on larger muscles. Before placing the electrodes on your body, be sure to always wash and dry the skin in order to ensure good conductivity. Be sure to only place electrodes on healthy skin. You should never place electrodes closer than 3 cm from each other.

The pictures shown here are for pain relief.

Tension headache

Electrode placement for tension headache #1

Shoulder pain

Electrode placement for shoulder pain #1

Elbow pain

Electrode placement for elbow pain #1

Back pain

Electrode placement for back pain #1Electrode placement for back pain #2

Menstrual cramps

Electrode placement for menstrual cramps #1

Ischias

Electrode placement for ischias #1

Hip pain

Electrode placement for hip pain #1

Knee pain

Electrode placement for knee pain #1Electrode placement for knee pain #2

Neck pain

Electrode placement for neck pain #1Electrode placement for neck pain #2

Electrode placement for EMS units

To receive maximum results from your stimulation, it is important to place the electrodes correctly. Electrodes from the same pair should be placed over the same muscle. The optimum placement varies slightly from person to person, so try moving the electrodes around until you get the most comfortable and effective contractions. Cefar offers different sizes of electrodes. Small electrodes are preferably used on smaller muscles and large electrodes on larger muscles. Before placing the electrodes on your body, be sure to always wash and dry the skin in order to ensure good conductivity. Be sure to only place electrodes on healthy skin. You should never place electrodes closer than 3 cm from each other.

The pictures shown here are for muscle stimulation. If you intend to use a pain relief program place the electrodes over or nearby the painful area. This is just a selection of placements. Our manuals will give you further guidance and more pictures. We recommend that you follow our electrode placement recommendations.

Calf (back)

Electrode placement for calf (back) #1

Thigh (back)

Electrode placement for thigh (back) #1

Buttocks

Electrode placement for buttocks #1Electrode placement for buttocks #2

Back

Electrode placement for back #1Electrode placement for back #2Electrode placement for back #3Electrode placement for back #4

Shoulder pain

Electrode placement for shoulder pain #1Electrode placement for shoulder pain #2

Lower arm

Electrode placement for lower arm #1

Lower leg (front)

Electrode placement for lower leg (front) #1

Thigh (front)

Electrode placement for thigh (front) #1Electrode placement for thigh (front)  #2Electrode placement for thigh (front) #3

Abdomen

Electrode placement for abdomen #1Electrode placement for abdomen #2

Chest

Electrode placement for chest #1Electrode placement for chest #2

Triceps

Electrode placement for triceps #1Electrode placement for triceps #2

Biceps

Electrode placement for biceps #1Electrode placement for biceps #2