Posterior Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) is a minimally-invasive treatment for urinary incontinence. It works by inserting a needle into a nerve just above your ankle. Then, a low-voltage electric current is passed through the needle and into the nerves that control your bladder.
PTNS is a safe and effective treatment for urinary incontinence. If you wish to take up the treatment, we suggest you first book an initial appointment with us. It costs just €20 and will be deducted from the overall cost of the treatment.
What is urinary incontinence?
Urinary incontinence is when we regularly need to urinate, and often do so unintentionally. If you’re unable to control your bladder then you may be suffering from urinary incontinence.
This can cause a lot of anxiety and potentially lead to mental health problems. However, the good news is that there are a number of possible treatments for urinary incontinence. PTNS is one of them.
When does urinary incontinence occur?
Urinary incontinence occurs when the muscles surrounding our pelvic floor, which help us to retain urine in our bladders, are weakened. This can happen for a number of reasons, but commonly occurs after pregnancy, which places a lot of pressure on the pelvic floor region. It also happens as a result of ageing.
How does Posterior Tibial Nerve Stimulation work?
Posterior Tibial Nerve Stimulation works by inserting a small needle into a nerve just above your ankle. After the needle has been inserted correctly, we use the Urgent PC machine to send low-voltage electric currents through your body.
These currents pass through to the nerve which controls your bladder function. This process helps to improve your bladder control and ability to retain urine.