Application of magnetic therapy in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee
Magnetic field therapy in osteoarthritis of the knee is a common method of alternative medicine with high performance indicators. When using this method of treatment the impact on the affected organ or area of the body using a magnetic field of varying intensity. Under the influence low frequency magnetic field causes the magnetization of body tissues, regulation of blood flow and increase its minute volume. This is primarily due to the fact that the erythrocytes are the chemical composition of the iron atom, and under the influence of the magnetic field at these atoms are aligned, the movement of erythrocytes along the lines of the magnetic fields.
Recognized that the effectiveness of treatment by a magnetic field may reach the target of 60% is a good result, which gives hope to many patients to get rid of this disease. If all the medical prescriptions and strict adherence to procedures in the treatment of knee and also other diseases on the readings of magnetic therapy will be the excellent alternative for all patients.
description of the methods of treatment
The Magnetic therapy of knee OA is based on two main techniques:
- treatment in a hospital with proper equipment and under the constant close supervision of medical personnel.
- In the home. This method can be attributed more to self-healing. Nevertheless, even in this case, magnetic therapy brings positive results.
This type of treatment is, of course, is a subsidiary. For carrying out of sessions of magnetic therapy uses special machines, which have a built-in generator of the magnetic field.
In the home use devices Almag, Magniter, MegaFon, etc. Despite the fact that the magnetic therapy at home is equivalent to the self-treatment procedures greatly facilitates the patient's condition. However, the effectiveness of treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee joint depends on many factors, and to predict the result can be very difficult.
The Convenience of this treatment lies in its simplicity. The patient does not need to specifically prepare for the procedure, conduct some preliminary manipulations. The sessions are completely unable to cause pain. It is important not to carry any metal objects.
Magnetic therapy: indications and contraindications
As with any treatment, magnetic therapy has indications and contraindications. The contraindications may be absolute and relative. Indications for these procedures are:
- the Presence of inflammation with stagnation in articular cavity.
- impaired mobility of joints due to swelling.
- an Inflammatory process in the periarticular tissues.
- Pain on the background of inflammation of a joint.
The Magnetic therapy can also be used as a standalone treatment, and as an adjunct to ongoing pharmacotherapy.
As already mentioned, magnetic therapy knee has a number of contraindications:
- diseases of the cardiovascular system.
- blood clotting disorder.
- Purulent inflammatory process.
- fever for unknown reason.
- Mental institution.
The first three are absolute contraindications due to activation of the pathological process under the influence of magnetic fields and acute deterioration of the patient's condition.
All this must be considered before treatment of osteoarthritis using magnetic therapy.