Magnetotherapy is particularly effective in combating disorders and pathologies affecting the knee.

Falling definitely among the best therapies that, depending on the pathology possessed, you can do. This also because the sessions of magnetotherapy do not involve any side effects, are completely painless and require only a little time each week. Specifically, magnetotherapy is absolutely recommended and effective for some pathologies of the knee, namely:

  1. Arthrosis of the knee;
  2. Osteoarthritis of the knee;
  3. Patellar chondropathy;
  4. Knee sprains;
  5. Ligament Injuries;
  6. Meniscus injuries;
  7. Patellar Tendinitis;
  8. General pain of the skeletal system and knee bones.

1. Arthrosis of the knee

Magnetotherapy is therefore recommended first and foremost for theknee arthrosisThis is a degenerative pathology that affects both the cartilage of the femur and that of the tibia. The magnetotherapy is very useful in the prevention phase, as it allows to prevent the cartilage from being consumed or at least slows down its progress, and in the subsequent phases, as it allows to lengthen the degenerative times of the pathology.

2. Patellar chondropathy

If there is no wear and tear, but still there is a stress factor on the cartilage, resulting in pain, we talk about patellar chondropathy. In the most serious cases even surgery is foreseen, but actually magnetotherapy turns out to be the best treatment for this pathology.

Patellar chondropathy is very frequent In women and athletes, can be due to trauma or to the fact that the knee is constantly subjected to stress and strain. Magnetotherapy is able to strengthen the cartilage in the kneecap, bringing it back to its normal level.

3. Knee osteoarthritis

If the consumption of cartilage is in a very advanced state, the pathology that affects the subject is called osteoarthritis of the knee. The synovial fluid, in these cases, i.e. the fluid that allows the bones not to come into contact, loses all its qualities, ending up causing very strong pain, inability to move freely the leg. It is a rather serious pathology, which often even requires surgery. Magnetotherapy is very effective both if the subject opts to undergo an operation and if he/she decides to avoid the surgical solution. In fact, in any case it allows to reduce the degeneration process, also alleviating the perceived pain. Moreover, it helps, following the operation, to recover, speeding up the rehabilitation time and even offering a preventive action in the consumption of cartilage.

4. Knee sprain

Trauma is the main cause that can cause a knee sprain. This can be different depending on the internal structures of the knee that it affects, such as the meniscus, ligaments or the actual bone.
A minor sprain can be restored by magnetotherapy, while more serious sprains require other interventions. However, even in the latter cases, it is recommended to rely on this therapy as it helps the recovery of the knee, both in terms of strength and timing.

5. Ligament Injuries

Ligaments can also be restored by relying on magnetotherapy. In fact, it turns out to be very effective as it promotes and accelerates the formation of fibers, such as those present in the ligaments. It is very important, however, not to abandon the therapy after a few sessions, as otherwise there is the risk of thwarting the progress made up to that moment, even if they are not always verifiable.

6. Meniscus injuries

Magnetotherapy also acts effectively on the injuries sustained by the meniscus. In order to obtain benefits in this sense a high frequency and high intensity therapy must be carried out, using if possible more electromagnets. In fact the meniscus is located deep inside the knee and the magnetic flux is forced to penetrate through the various structures before reaching the injured part and bring the necessary benefit.

7. Ligaments and tendons

To find benefit from a magnetotherapeutic treatment are also the tendons of the knee that can cause discomfort and pain. Specifically, patellar tendonitis is a pathology created by an inflammation of the tendon connected to the tibia and patella, defined in anatomy as patellar tendon. Thanks to the repolarization process, the magnetotherapy guarantees the overcoming of the pathology in a few sessions. In fact, it is enough to re-establish the right level of sodium in the interested part to obtain a rapid and painless effect.

8. Bone pain

Finally, magnetotherapy is also recommended for simple bony and structural pain of the knee not attributable to any of the previous pathologies. In fact, not having any side effect and being painless, the magnetotherapy can only offer some benefits, restoring the balance inside the knee and re-establishing the standard anatomical levels. This also helps to prevent the formation of pathologies that may affect the knee in the future.

But how does it work?

Although it is seen as a modern science, in reality, magnetotherapy owes its origins to Dr. Paracelsus, who in the sixteenth century realized the potential possessed by magnets in the therapeutic field.

It is a branch of medicine that has had an important history, with a remarkable evolution, thanks to the help of technology, especially in the equipment with which treatments are carried out.

At-home magnetotherapy rentals represent a real revolution for patients. Magnetotherapy sessions range from 3 to 8 hours. In fact, it is recommended to do the applications at night, at home.

The operation of magnetotherapy is based on two elements or rather on two electromagnets, which are called solenoids, which must be applied to the area to be treated. These two elements, once received the electric current, are able to generate a real miniature magnetic field, which in turn is able to transmit magnetic energy to the joint, muscle or bone, the applications have long times: from 3 to 8 hours.

This transmission is simply due to the fact that inside the human body there are many metallic substances, such as iron, and acting on these molecules the magnetotherapy can generate energy on the ions present.

Such a treatment is essentially based on two properties of action, which are the frequency and intensity.

Generally, the applied frequency varies between 30 and 60 Hertz, as theoretically only at these levels the device used is able to provide the energy needed to treat the pathology. It is important to specify that the frequency of a magnetic field created by solenoids is not static: it is in fact necessary to constantly invert the polarity in order to provide the desired healing effects to the area under treatment.

The intensity instead, measured in Gauss, indicates the amount of electric charges that cross the solenoids. The greater this quantity, the higher the intensity applied to the human body. Generally, devices for domestic use have a good intensity, i.e. 1000 Gauss, equal to hospital or specialist devices.

Magnetotherapy is in turn distinguished into three subcategories of treatment. There is first of all magnetotherapy at low frequency, the one to high frequency and finally the static one. The first two are dynamic treatments, and their effectiveness is guaranteed if the magnetotherapy is carried out consistently and over a long period of time. The effectiveness of static treatment, on the other hand, is not scientifically proven, and outcomes are often unnecessary.

In addition, the magnetic energy also affects metabolismfavoring and accelerating it. It also has the consequence of improve blood flow and to eliminate the presence of excess fluids, increasing the draining capacity of the body. But it is also able to prevent and benefit trauma or pathologies of joints and bones.


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