PEMF Therapy for Sports Injuries
Sports injuries do affect professional athletes as well as ordinary people who may get injured during everyday activities like walking.
Among the most common sports injuries are sprains and strains. Other common injuries often involve the knee, muscle, or tendon. Sports injuries are painful, and the affected area may become inflamed and stiff.
The stretching or tearing of a ligament mostly causes a sprain, while a strain happens due to the stretching or tearing of a muscle or tendon. Sprains mostly affect the ankles, and strains usually involve the thigh and lower back.
Repeated stress on tendons like shoulders and arms can lead to an inflammation called tendonitis, as is often the case with professional athletes.
Another common injury caused by repeated stress is bursitis. The bursa is a sac filled with fluid responsible for the proper movement of a tendon over the bone. This condition appears when the bursa is overused.
Lateral epicondylitis, usually referred to as a Tennis elbow, is an injury to the elbow accompanied by pain and inflammation of the tendons on the outer side of the elbow. Besides pain, a burning sensation and weakened grip is not uncommon, affecting everyday activities.
Medial epicondylitis, or Golfer’s elbow, is also characterized by pain and inflammation of the tendons, but it occurs on the inner side of the elbow. In addition to pain, symptoms may include tenderness, weakness, and stiffness.
Common sports injuries to the knee are ligament injuries. The anterior cruciate ligaments which are inside the knee (ACL), and the medial collateral ligaments (MCL) which are on the sides of the knee, are especially prone to injury. Individuals who play sports involving a lot of jumping and landing, running and stopping, and changes in direction are prone to ACL injuries. MCL injuries, however, are mostly the result of a direct blow to the outside of the knee. These type of injuries are characterized by Pain, swelling, and instability.
Another common sports injury involves the Meniscus. A meniscal tear includes symptoms such as pain, swelling, stiffness, clicking or locking of the knee, and inability to fully move the knee.
“Jumper’s knee”, or a patellar tendon tear, is a frequent injury in people who do a lot of running or jumping. Typical symptoms are pain and swelling, stiffness, and difficulty walking.
Back and thigh injuries
Pain and soreness in the lower back can be caused by over-activity. Low back muscle strains include sharp pain, swelling, and pain while trying to bend or move the back.
The sacroiliac joints, in charge of the twisting movements of the legs, are located at the lower back. These joints can be injured by a hard fall on the buttocks or tailbone.
Hamstring injuries are usually caused by a strained muscle at the back of the thigh. Such injuries frequently occur in athletes who participate in sports that involve a lot of running and sudden stops such as soccer or basketball. In addition to pain, a hamstring injury is also often accompanied by swelling, bruising, and muscle weakness.
PEMF therapy is an ideal way to treat sports injuries as it boosts the body’s own healing process and has no side effects. Increased blood flow stimulates the body to repair damaged tissue and carry nutrients to the affected areas.
Recurring injuries to the same area are also treated successfully with Parmeds PEMF therapy:
I am treating a person for a fractured scaphoid bone which would not heal. What is of particular interest in this case is the fact that the patient was a competitive bike rider and he asked his specialist why so many sports people have the same recurring injuries to be told that they do not heal. Now the specialist is surprised at the amount of movement the patient is getting back, but I am not surprised at all! This is a really powerful healing tool!
With much appreciation,
Susan Gramberg-Bennet, Australia