Posterior Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS): The Painless Path
Here’s news: your ankle may affect your bladder! The posterior tibial nerve, which sits just behind your ankle, mingles with the bladder nerve and affects urinary incontinence.
PTNS at ChristiMD Medical Group aims to retrain the bladder nerve via that tibial nerve, for a calmer bladder and improved control.
12, then 1 every 3-4 months
What It Treats
How PTNS Works
Benefits of PTNS Treatment in Houston, TX
Non-invasive and pharmaceutical-free
Reduction in frequency & intensity of urges to pee
Reduction in "accidents" from sudden need to urinate
a passionate, experienced medical team
About ChristiMD Medical Group
ChristiMD Medical Group provides a trustworthy and welcoming space for men and women alike, offering the most advanced medical treatments available under one roof. Dr. Christi is double board certified in urology and urogynecology, with over 26 years of experience.
We’ve helped thousands of patients across Texas experience positive, life-changing results. Better doctor. Better techniques. Better results.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, posterior tibial nerve stimulation is painless. The needle is similar to an acupuncture needle, and the nerve stimulation is often compared to a “buzzing feeling” in the foot.
Though practically every person with overactive bladder or spastic bladder syndrome is a candidate, anyone with a pacemaker or nerve damage should probably not have PTNS. Be sure to talk with Dr. Christi about your history before approaching the treatment.
Some of the most popular treatments women (and men) choose along with posterior tibial nerve stimulation include pelvic floor training, Emsella Chair treatments [link], and medications.