This therapy stimulates the tibial nerve used for overactive bladder (OAB) and other urologic conditions. Surgery is not needed for this type of neuromodulation. PTNS is performed during an office visit that takes about 30 minutes.
A needle electrode is placed near your ankle and sends electrical pulses to the tibial nerve which runs along your knee to the sacral nerves. The electrical pulses help block the nerve signals that aren’t working correctly.
Often, patients receive 12 weekly treatments, depending on how well treatment is working.