Ankle and Foot Electrode Placement

Low Ankle Foot Sprain

Low Ankle or Foot Sprain

Use E-Set Electrodes

The round electrode is placed directly over the primary point of pain. If there is no secondary pain, the rectangular electrode is placed on the lateral posterior aspect of the foot, wrapping around toward the back of the calcaneus (heel bone).



Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles Tendinitis with Primary Pain Presenting in the Tendon

Use E-Set Electrodes

The round electrode is placed directly over the primary point of pain in the Achilles tendon. The rectangular electrode is placed across the back of the calcaneus (heel bone) covering the insertion point of the Achilles tendon.




Turf Toe

Metatarsal Pain or Turf Toe

Use E-Set Electrodes

The round electrode is placed directly over the primary point of pain typically over a metatarsal joint as shown. If there is no secondary pain, the rectangular electrode is placed in an oppposing fashion across the ball of the foot, sandwiching the location of the pain.

If the primary pain presents on the bottom of the foot, the electrodes can be reversed. If the primary pain is on the side of the foot, place the small round electrode over the primary pain on the side of the foot. Place the rectangular electrode across the ball of the foot but make sure there is at least 0.5 to 1 inch of clearance between the two electrodes.

Low Ankle or Foot Sprain

Low Ankle or Foot Sprain (Alternative Placement)

Use E-Set Electrodes

The round electrode is placed directly over the primary point of pain. If there is no secondary pain an alternative placement for the rectangular electrode is on the lateral aspect of the foot wrapping under the heel.



Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles Tendinitis with Primary Pain Presenting at the Insertion Point of the Tendon

Use E-Set Electrodes

The small round electrode is placed directly over the primary point of pain at the insertion point of the Achilles tendon. The rectangular electrode is placed across the Achilles tendon to cover any secondary pain or stiffness in the tendon.


Turf Toe

Metatarsal Pain or Turf Toe (Alternative View)

Use E-Set Electrodes

The round electrode is placed directly over the primary point of pain typically over a metatarsal joint as shown. If there is no secondary pain, the rectangular electrode is placed in an oppposing fashion across the ball of the foot, sandwiching the location of the pain.
















Low Ankle or Foot Pain

Low Ankle or Foot Sprain with Secondary Pain on the Medial Side of the Foot

Use E-Set Electrodes

The round electrode is placed directly over the primary point of pain. The rectangular electrode is placed on the medial (inside) aspect of the foot covering the secondary point of pain.



Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendinitis with Primary Pain Presenting at the Insertion Point of the Tendon (Alternative Placement)

Use E-Set Electrodes

The round electrode is placed directly over the primary point of pain at the insertion point of the Achilles tendon. The larger rectangular electrode is placed along the Achilles tendon as shown above to cover a larger area of secondary pain or stiffness in the tendon.

High Ankle Sprain

High Ankle Sprain

Use B-Set or E-Set Electrodes

For equal pain in two locations, use the B-Set. One round electrode is placed directly over one primary point of pain above the ankle. The second round electrode is placed directly over the second primary point of pain which could be on the anterior (front) or lateral (outside) aspect of the foot.

However, for a primary point of pain and a secondary point of pain, use the E-Set. The round electrode should be placed over the primary point of pain above the ankle. The rectangular electrode is placed directly over the secondary point of pain which could be on the anterior (front) or lateral (outside) aspect of the foot.