Has the TENS technique used by Tensi+ undergone clinical trials?
Yes, numerous clinical trials attest the efficacy of the TENS technique to treat overactive bladder. For more information, see the sources below.
How do the intensity levels work?
Each LED represents a range of intensity levels. The intensity varies progressively between 2 LEDS by small degrees of 0.5 mA, (short and discrete beeps), as long as the user keeps pressing the (+) or (-) buttons.
How is Tensi+ charged?
Connect Tensi+ using the USB cable supplied to a powered USB port or to your computer, or via a mains adapter. We recommend charging Tensi+ for at least 8h before the first use. The battery charging LED (at the top left of the Tensi+) then lights up. This LED goes out once the Tensi+ is fully charged.
I cannot feel any tingling under my foot, is this normal?
Make sure there is sufficient gel on each electrode and/or adjust the position of the bracelet on your ankle. It is sometimes possible not to feel any tingling, this does not mean that your treatment will not work. You can observe your big toe: if it is retracted slightly downwards and vibrates, then Tensi+ is well positioned on the path of the posterior tibial nerve.
Discuss this with the health professional who prescribed Tensi+ for you.
I cannot increase the intensity level of the LEDS, is this normal?
If your Tensi+ does not increase above the levels of 3 or 4 LEDS or more, this means that it has reached its limit of 50V depending on the resistance of your skin. The skin does in fact have the ability to oppose the circulation of electrical current. The more conductive your skin is, the more your device can increase in intensity. What you need to look for is the perception of the sensation of tingling under the foot. It is not absolutely vital to increase the intensity once the tingling is felt.
What should I do if Tensi+
This means that the device has disconnected from your skin for more than one second. Make sure that there is enough gel under each electrode to facilitate conduction, and move the device slightly to find the posterior tibial nerve.
I cannot feel anything after 2 min of treatment, is this normal?
Yes, this is the phenomenon of habituation of our nervous system which very quickly gets used to nerve stimulation. Don’t worry, if it was working at the very start, then it is working. When you next use it, try to slightly increase the intensity, but be aware that this phenomenon varies every day.
1 : *Arrabal-Polo MA, Palao-Yago F, Campon-Pacheco I, Martinez-Sanchez M, Zuluaga-Gomez A, Arrabal-Martin M. Clinical efficacy in the treatment of overactive bladder refractory to anticholinergics by posterior tibial nerve stimulation. Korean J Urol. 2012 Jul.
Tellenbach M, Schneider M, Mordasini L, Thalmann GN, Kessler TM. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation: an effective treatment for refractory non-neurogenic overactive bladder syndrome? World J Urol. 2013 Oct 31
Booth J, Connelly L, Dickson S, Duncan F, Lawrence M. The effectiveness of transcutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (TTNS) for adults with overactive bladder syndrome: A systematic review. Neurourol Urodyn. 2018 Feb.
Ammi M, Chautard D, Brassart E, Culty T, Azzouzi AR, Bigot P. Transcutaneous posterior tibial nerve stimulation: evaluation of a therapeutic option in the management of anticholinergic refractory overactive bladder. Int Urogynecol J. 2014 Aug 25
test / Tensi+ est un dispositif médical, traitement de l'hyperactivité vésicale.