PEMF for knee pain

Our knees are made up of four bones, two groups of muscles, ligaments, and cartilage.

Muscles are in charge of moving and stabilizing the joint, while ligaments help control the motion. Due to the complexity of the knee it is can be injured fairly easily.

Between the knee bones is the meniscus, cartilage tissue which protects the joint and absorbs shock.

Tears of the meniscus are often the result of a sports injury, but can happen to anyone regardless of age. However, due to the knee cartilage getting weaker with age, elderly people are more likely to tear their meniscus while twisting their knee during everyday activities.

Among the most common knee injuries we find a lot of strains and tears of muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Especially prone to knee ligament injuries are athletes, who often suffer from a condition called patellar tendinopathy (also commonly called Jumper’s knee). 

Knee anatomy

Among other causes of knee pain we find bursitis, an inflammation of the bursa. The bursa is a lubricating sac located between the bone and tendon, allowing for the smooth movement of the kneecap. Constant pressure on the bursa like when you do a lot of kneeling, or a direct blow to the knee can cause bursitis.

Other common causes of knee pain are fractures and arthritis.

The knee is made of and surrounded by many bones; therefore a fracture to any of the bones connected with the knee can affect the whole knee function. Some fractures are caused by blows or falls, mostly associated with sports and affecting the femur, tibia, and fibula. Other causes include traffic accidents, and weak bones in elderly people who often suffer a fracture due to a lower energy injury. 

Other types of fractures, like a fracture to the patella (kneecap), usually happen as a result of a direct fall or blow to the knee. In case the patella becomes displaced, surgery is normally required. 

Parmeds PEMF therapy will stimulate bone growth in fractures and help with pain relief. PEMF is also effective in cases of connective and soft tissue injuries. We recommend using the Parmeds pro system with the high energy coil for the best results.