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Magnetic Knee Brace

Magnetic Knee Brace

Heat and ice are traditionally used to affect blood flow, providing comfort and pain relief to an injured area. However, thermal remedies take time to radiate through muscle tissue to affect blood flow. Heat and ice also require pauses in treatment that can allow swelling to return.

Magnet therapy can provide the same benefits of thermal remedies, but works faster. Studies on both people and animals have shown that strong magnets will reduce swelling, bruising and pain.  Magnetic therapy can work!

Strong magnetic fields work fast because they’re able to reach deep muscle tissue. This means magnetic therapy can affect blood flow, leading to faster relief than thermal remedies. Magnets can also be used for as long as necessary, without pausing treatment.

Therion Balance MTR Knee Sleeve

Therion Balance MTR Knee Sleeve

The Therion Balance MTR Magnetic Knee Sleeve is now available at the Heritage Medical Equipment website.

Therion constructs knee sleeves with a perforated neoprene.  This brace is comfortable so it can be worn all day. It provides gentle compression and surrounds the knee with 10 ceramic magnets.

Magnetic therapy and compression can help ease the pain associated with osteoarthritis.

Therion Magnetic Knee Brace

Wrap Around Arthritis Brace with Magnets

The Therion Platinum Magnetic Knee Brace is now available at Heritage Medical Equipment, LLC.

Therion knee supports are made with a breathable neoprene that maintains all day comfort.  Every time you move, special vapor chambers flex to pump out body heat and sweat.  These knee braces are comfortable so you can benefit from  consistent magnetic therapy.

Quick Overview:

  • 14 Neodymium & ceramic magnets are positioned along the sides of the knee, below the knee cap, and behind the knee
  • 2 spiral stays provide protection and stability
  • Compression and support are achieved with a pair of velcro straps
  • Completely opens for easy donning and removal

One of the latest innovations in osteoarthritis treatments is magnetic knee braces. Magnetic therapy has been used for centuries by everyone from the Chinese to the ancient Greeks as a form of therapy. Today over 200 million people use magnet therapy to treat myriad diseases.

The ions in your body create small electromagnetic fields, and the magnets work to keep these fields in harmony. Pain and swelling is often a result of imbalances in these fields, and magnet therapy works to restore them to their natural state. This can result in an increased concentration of nutrients and improved blood flow in the designated area.

Magnetic Knee Wrap

A study from Taiwan proved that a magnetic therapy is effective, inexpensive, and safe for patients with knee osteoarthritis.  Patients wearing a magnetic knee wrap experienced significant improvement over the control group who wore a knee wrap without magnets.

This study primarily focused on the effect of a magnetic knee brace on the strength of quadriceps.  This study used magnets that provided a static magnetic field.  Strength immediately improved in the magnetic knee wrap group.  The strength continued to improve and peaked at the 12th week.  Conversely, the control group who wore the placebo knee wrap showed no signs of improvement.

The authors concluded that magnets that produce a static magnetic field may help patients recover lost strength in their arthritic knees.  They believe the magnetic therapy works by turning the quadriceps muscle “back on” after being “turned off” by changes in the nerve messages responding to pain signals.

Magnetic Knee Braces are inexpensive, safe, and work for some people.  Why not try it before subjecting your body to more pharmaceuticals or risking your life on the operating table?  Nobody has ever died from a knee brace.  If it doesn’t work – return it.

Chung-Yao Chen, MD et al. Effect of Magnetic Knee Wrap on Quadriceps Strength in Patients with Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis.  In Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  December 2008.  Vol. 89.  No. 12 pp. 2258-2264