Supporting the Knees

Every day, millions of people are affected by knee pain. 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. Pain and strain in this area can affect normal range of motion, resulting in inflammation. There are many ways to address knee issues such as medications and surgery. 

Does PEMF Help with Knee Pain?

In a 2016 double blind study [1] regarding knee pain, participants reported that, after receiving PEMF, their pain had markedly decreased and that functionality of the knee had increased.  Researchers concluded that the results suggested PEMF is effective for pain management in the knee and also affects pain threshold and physical functioning. .

In a 2015 study called “Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields in Knee Osteoarthritis: A Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Clinical Trial,” [2] similar results were found.  This study involved 60 individuals who had knee pain which ranged from mild to moderate levels of pain.  Subjects were split into two groups, with one group receiving PEMF sessions and the other receiving a placebo.  After one month of sessions, pain scores “decreased significantly” for the PEMF group, and 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.  While Pulse Centers PEMF is not a treatment for knee issues, it may be used in the area of the knees as part of a general wellness regimen..   

Using PEMF to Support the Knee

In general, 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.  Higher strengths are also not recommended for exacerbation or acute injuries.

Use Paddles to pinpoint a specific area of the knee:

Use Paddles to pinpoint the muscles that support the knee (example: the thigh):

Use two Square Pads to “sandwich” both of the knees and pulse both joints simultaneously:

For a more comprehensive session,  use the accessories at different angles and positions to 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.  

Sources: 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26705327/?from_term=knee+pain+and+pemf&from_pos=3

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22504115/

Author: Pulse Centers
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