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Magnetic knee braces can reduce knee pain and improve bone healing for osteoarthritis.

Magnetic knee braces can reduce knee pain and improve bone healing for osteoarthritis.

 

In many situations, patients and doctors must choose between bracing and surgery or other more invasive treatments.  Magnetic therapy is unique in that it cannot be done surgically.  Knee implants are specifically designed to be magnetically neutral (with materials like cobalt) so that the knee can be examined with an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging).  Knee replacements can remove the damaged bone, but cannot be magnetically charged to alleviate pain.  This means that post-operative pain is often treated pharmaceutically, instead of practically.

An interesting method to treat knee pain from osteoarthritis may be with a magnetic knee brace.  Magnetic knee braces can apply a negative charge to the knee, encouraging bone growth and alleviating pain, while simultaneously structurally supporting the knee.  Use of magnetic knee braces is validated by research from Harvard Medical School, where they found significant improvement within just 4 hours of wear.

So before you undergo a knee replacement surgery, and if you regularly take pain medication for your knees, consider your options.  Magnetic knee bracing might be the perfect solution for your problems, and it certainly can’t hurt.