Navigation Links
Electromagnetic Pulses May Stem Arthritic Knee Pain
Date:3/6/2010

New device could improve life quality without side effects, expert says

SATURDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- Electromagnetic pulses from a portable device can significantly reduce pain and inflammation in people suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee, a new study suggests.

Researchers gave a battery-operated device to 34 people, who used it to emit a low-intensity, pulsating, electromagnetic frequency to their knees. The participants experienced pain relief of more than 40 percent on the first day of treatment, according to the study.

The approach has no side effects, is "relatively low-cost in the long-run and the onset of pain relief is immediate," Dr. Fred Nelson, associate program director for research and director of the Osteoarthritis Center at Henry Ford Hospital, said in a hospital news release. "We look at electromagnetic pulses as a potential way to improve quality of life and independence for those who suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee."

The electromagnetic pulses are thought to reduce the level of calcium in cartilage cells and set off a process that reduces inflammation.

"We are really fine-tuning what we are doing to the cell environment with a very specific pulse sequence and frequency," Nelson said.

For the study, people wore the device around their knees for 15 minutes, twice a day for six weeks.

Nelson was scheduled to present the findings at the annual meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, March 6 to 9 in New Orleans. The study was funded by Ivivi Health Sciences, which developed the device.

More information

The Arthritis Foundation has more on osteoarthritis.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: Henry Ford Hospital, news release, March 6, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Electromagnetic pulses provide pain relief for osteoarthritis
2. Electromagnetics in Everyday Life
3. Rhode Island Hospital first in US to treat kidney tumor with new device using electrical pulses
4. Magnetic Pulses to Brain Improve Lazy Eye in Adults
5. ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. Announces Unique Arthritic Pain Accessory
6. Arthritic knees remain painful after arthroscopic surgery
7. Fingers Point to Risk for Arthritic Knees
8. Close to Barefoot Best for Arthritic Knees
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/30/2016)... , ... May 30, 2016 , ... ... 6th, while Shaolin warrior 8-day-8 and 8-night special intensive summer training camp starts ... annual overnight summer camp offers families and children a fun and unique experience ...
(Date:5/29/2016)... Cary, North Carolina (PRWEB) , ... May 29, 2016 , ... ... KP-400L wide jaw clipper that has been available via Amazon.com. This new ... who have thick nails. , The jaw opening is approximately 4mm and the actual ...
(Date:5/29/2016)... ... May 29, 2016 , ... "With 30 unique self-animating web themed ... the style of their project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. ... created exclusively for use in Final Cut Pro X. Pixel Film Studios’ minimalistic titles ...
(Date:5/28/2016)... ... 2016 , ... "Color Grading media can be time consuming but with FCPX ... said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , With the FCPX ... color grades to their footage. A LUT is a Lookup Table that contains a ...
(Date:5/28/2016)... ... May 28, 2016 , ... After a year and a half of planning the ... extraordinary event. The Multiple Pathways of Recovery Conference was held May 2 -4, 2016 ... and the United Kingdom came together to explore the many pathways individuals use to get ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/26/2016)... , May 26, 2016 ... With Both Cost Savings and Overall Decreased ... (LSE: BTG), an international specialist healthcare company, has ... the 21st Annual Meeting of ISPOR (International Society ... of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using yttrium-90 glass microspheres ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... -- According to a new market research ... by Therapeutic Area (Oncology, Cosmeceutical/Plastic Surgery), by Application (Drug ... Hospitals/ Clinics) - Forecast to 2021", published by MarketsandMarkets, ... the forecast period of 2016 to 2021. This market ... from USD 117.3 Million in 2016, at a CAGR ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... 2016  According to Kalorama Information, the world ... 2015.  Though these are challenging times in the ... success for companies that remain optimistic and seek ... growth prospects medical device companies spend a higher ... (R&D) than do companies in other industries.  Also, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: