Is it safe to use TENS if I have a metal implant? | TensCare.co.uk

Is it safe to use TENS if I have a metal implant?

There is no reference in medical literature to the effects of TENS on implants, other than pacemakers.

The signal from TENS only penetrates about 1cm below the skin’s surface and contains only a tiny amount of energy (just enough to persuade a nerve to send a signal), therefore there should be no side effects.

However, if you are uncertain of using a TENS machine on an area in which you have a metal implant, please seek advice from your medical practitioner.