DR-HO'S TENS Pad Placement Charts for Knee, Ankle & Foot Pain

DR-HO'S TENS Pad Placement Charts for Knee, Ankle & Foot Pain
Updated March 2021


Dr. Ho’s Pad Placement Charts for Knee, Ankle & Foot Pain 

DR-HO’S TENS products combine TENS & EMS into temporary pain therapy devices. They can be used in many areas around the body including the neck, shoulders, arms, back, hip, legs, knees and feet. This is due to the multi-use gel body pads that come with the device.

More specifically, TENS Therapy can be beneficial for those suffering from knee, ankle & foot pain. 

DR-HO'S TENS therapy devices can be used: 

1. For temporary relief of pain associated with sore and aching muscles including knee, ankle & foot pain due to exercise or normal household work activities.

2. For symptomatic relief and management of chronic, intractable pain and relief of pain associated with arthritis.

3. To stimulate healthy muscles in order to improve and facilitate muscle performance.

4. To temporarily increase local blood circulation in healthy muscles. 

It is important to know how to properly place these pads for temporary pain relief from knee, ankle & foot pain. Continue reading to learn about the most appropriate pad placement for this kind of pain and discomfort. 

The DR-HO'S pad placement charts series is a helpful way to understand how to properly use your TENS device. Find the pad placement that works for you to help you get the most out of every TENS therapy session.


First Off, How do DR-HO'S Devices Work?

TENS Therapy: TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) gently stimulates the nerves to help reduce pain signals sent to the brain and provide temporary relief of pain. Additionally, TENS therapy is thought to aid in the release of endorphins — a naturally-occurring chemical that may also provide temporary pain relief.

EMS Therapy: EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) gently stimulates the muscles, causing them to contract and relax in order to increase local circulation and soothe soreness. Stimulating healthy muscles also helps improve and facilitate muscle performance. 

AMP Technology: AMP (Auto Modulated Pulse) technology is a proprietary technology that provides over 300 different stimulations that vary in wavelength, frequency and rest periods. These stimulations are programmed to automatically change, so you get a soothing variety of pulses. 


Get to Know the Types of DR-HO'S TENS Replacement Pads

You will receive different types of pads when you order your DR-HO'S TENS therapy device.


Regular Gel Body Pads:

These long-lasting, highly-conductive small pads are sized to target smaller, more sensitive muscles such as your neck, arms, hands, ankles and feet.


Large Gel Body Pads:

These larger pads are also long-lasting and highly conductive. They are designed to be larger for large muscles such as your back, hip and legs. 

Both types of gel pads if cared for properly can be used between 70-100 times before they should be replaced. You can order Large Pad Replacement Kits and Small Pad Replacement Kits at any time. You can also browse DR-HO’S accessories for other helpful products.


Important Notes for Knee, Ankle & Foot Pad Placement

Here are some important tips to consider:

1. Always place pads on clean, dry, healthy skin
2. Place pads near or surrounding the painful area, at least 1 inch apart
3. Make sure there is a linear path between the two pads
4. Do not let the pads touch
5. Wet the pads with a little bit of water before placing them on the painful area


TENS Pad Placement Instructions for Knee, Ankle & Foot Pain

Watch these videos to learn more!



TENS Pad Placement Instructions: Hip, Knee & Leg 




TENS Pad Placement Instructions: Ankle & Foot