About hip pain

Hip pain is a common complaint that can be caused by a wide variety of problems. The precise location of your hip pain can provide valuable clues about the underlying cause.

Problems within the hip joint itself tend to result in pain on the inside of your hip or your groin. Hip pain on the outside of your hip, upper thigh or outer buttock is usually caused by problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues that surround your hip joint.

Hip pain can sometimes be caused by diseases and conditions in other areas of your body, such as your lower back or your knees. This type of pain is called referred pain. Most hip pain can be controlled with self-care at home.

Using TENS therapy for hip pain.

After a diagnosis of chronic or degenerative hip pain, your pain management plan will include several methods of pain relief and should offer drug-free options.

ActivBody is the TENS machine we suggest for chronic hip pain.

ActivBody electrotherapy can be used everyday - outside the clinic - for drug-free, on-demand pain relief, relaxation and circulation; plus it will help keep your joints mobile.


How to use ActivBody for hip pain

ActivBody effectiveness

We conducted a survey of 285 customers with hip pain. Only 2% of them did not achieve satisfactory pain relief using our TENS machine.


User Guide

Please read the User Guide that comes with your TENS machine.

Pad placement - hip pain

The objective is to place the pads either side of the spot where your hip pain is at its worst. The signal passes from one electrode to the other, therefore passing through the site of pain.

These are examples only. Please phone us if you need further advice.


Mode, Intensity, Time and Repeat frequency - hip

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