Foot injury

Mid-tarsal sprain

The mid-tarsal joint is at the arch of the foot.

Injury to the mid-tarsal joint is seen in sports involving jumping, when excessive force is applied to the joint, possibly resulting in tears to the ligaments and rupture to blood vessels. It can also occur if someone else stamps on your foot.

It is important to take all load off the joint to prevent further pain and aid a quick recovery.

Plantar fasciitis

The plantar fascia is the ligament that connects the heel bone to the toes. It supports the arch of the foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and inflamed. Then your heel or the bottom of your foot hurts when you stand or walk. Repeated strain can cause tiny tears in the ligament. These can lead to pain and swelling.

Plantar fasciitis is common in middle-aged people but can also occur in younger people who are on their feet a lot. This injury can occur in one or both feet.

SportsMed TENS therapy

After a diagnosis of sprain or fasciitis your injury management plan should include treatment as often as possible.

SportsMed is the TENS, ECS and EMS machine we suggest to aid repair of damage to the joints or ligaments of the feet

SportsMed electrotherapy can be used everyday - outside the clinic - for drug-free, on-demand pain relief. It is also designed and programmed to aid circulation, reduce inflammation, hasten healing and help with muscle strengthening.

  • RELIEVE mode:

    • Pain relief (modulated low and high frequency TENS; continuous, comfortable intensity)

    • Early stage injury treatment (modulated low to medium frequency ECS; continuous, low intensity)

  • RECOVERY mode - injury healing

    • Later stage injury treatment (modulated low to medium frequency EMS and ECS; surging, medium intensity)

  • EXERCISE mode - muscle strengthening

    • Rehabilitation stage (high frequency EMS; surging, medium to high intensity)

Pad placement - Foot injury

foot injury electrode placement
foot injury electrode placement

SportsMed treatment guide

Purpose ModeIntensity TimeHow often
Pain relief RELIEVELow to medium Minimum 60 minutesOn demand
Muscle soreness RELIEVELow Several hoursDaily for 1 or 2 days
Scar tissue RELIEVELow Several hoursDaily as needed
Soft tissue healing RECOVERMedium 10 to 20 minutes3 times per day
Circulation RELIEVE or RECOVERLow 60 minutesas often as needed
Rehabilitation EXERCISEMedium 5 to 15 minutes3 times per day
Rehabilitation EXERCISEMedium to high 10 to 20 minutes3 times per day
On RELIEVE mode – muscles should not contract or twitch
On RECOVER mode – muscles should contract, mildly
On EXERCISE mode – muscles should contract, mildly or strongly – as required
TENS and EMS machine for foot pain and injury

SportsMed TENS, ECS and EMS
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