Every day, knee pain affects millions of people. It may stem from an acute injury or long standing pain as the result of regular wear and tear. The knee is an intricate joint constructed of several different muscles and ligaments. As a result of this, pain and strain in this area can affect normal range of motion, resulting in inflammation. Luckily, there are many ways to support the knees outside of medication and surgery.
In 2016, scientists conducted a double-blind study regarding knee pain. Participants reported that their pain markedly decreased and functionality of the knee increased after using PEMF (Bagnato). Likewise, researchers concluded that the results suggested PEMF is effective for pain management in the knee. Also, they believed PEMF might affect the pain threshold and physical functioning. .
In 2015, a study called “Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields in Knee Osteoarthritis: A Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Clinical Trial,” yielded similar results (Ryang). This study involved 60 individuals who had knee pain which ranged from mild to moderate. Researchers split the subjects into two groups. One group received PEMF sessions, and the other received a placebo. After one month, pain scores “decreased significantly” for the group receiving PEMF sessions. Similarly, Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) scores declined by 25.5 percent. Scores related to knee function and stiffness also improved.
Please note that the PEMF systems used in these studies were not Pulse Centers systems. Pulse Centers PEMF does not treat, heal, or diagnose knee issues. It stimulates and exercises the cells, encouraging general wellness.
By recharging the battery-like cells in the body, PEMF may help support healthy bone and joint function as part of a general wellness regimen. Below are positions using Pulse Centers technology that will deliver PEMF to the knees and the surrounding area.
Keep in mind that increasing the Magnetic Field Strength (MFS) on the device may increase these effects. However, it is important to only increase the MFS as the client can tolerate it, as increasing MFS too soon may cause more inflammation and discomfort. We also do not recommend higher strengths for exacerbation or acute injuries.
First, use the Paddles to pinpoint any specific area of the knee.
Then, surround the leg with the Paddles to pinpoint the muscles that support the knee (example: the thigh):
Alternatively, “sandwich” both of the knees and pulse both joints simultaneously with Square Pads.
For a more comprehensive session, use the Accessories at different angles and positions. This will ensure that you are providing contact to the fundamental structures of the knee. While PEMF is not a treatment for knee pain or injuries, it does support the body’s natural healing abilities with cellular exercise. If you are experiencing significant pain or discomfort in your knees, it is best to consult your licensed healthcare provider.
Bagnato GL, Miceli G, Marino N, Sciortino D, Bagnato GF. Pulsed electromagnetic fields in knee osteoarthritis: a double blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2016 Apr;55(4):755-62. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kev426. Epub 2015 Dec 24. PMID: 26705327; PMCID: PMC4795538.
Ryang We S, Koog YH, Jeong KI, Wi H. Effects of pulsed electromagnetic field on knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2013 May;52(5):815-24. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kes063. Epub 2012 Apr 13. PMID: 22504115.