Tibial nerve stimulation
PTNS – Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation is indicated in Overactive Bladder (OAB) problems where symptoms of urinary urgency, urinary frequency and urge incontinence have been difficult to resolve by other treatments.
Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) is designed to stimulate indirectly the nerves responsible for bladder control. This treatment acts on the tibial nerve as it passes around your ankle and targets the nerves in the spinal cord that control pelvic floor function called the sacral nerve plexus.
A small, fine needle is inserted near your tibial nerve at your ankle and this is connected to a stimulator device. The impulses travel along your nerve pathways and help to retrain your bladder function, thereby alleviating your OAB symptoms.
If you would like more information on this treatment, please make an appointment with your GP to discuss your options.