Knee aches, pain and stiffness, together with knee weakness and instability are some of the main symptoms felt by people with knee conditions.
Common causes of these problems include:
The recommended treatment for each condition will vary depending on the exact diagnosis and severity of your condition.
Common treatment strategies for knee pain include:
However, for a large group of patients, these solutions are not ideal. The less invasive approaches may not work, have side effects, or simply be impractical.
The more aggressive options may carry even more risk, and be quite expensive.
In the United States where there is a reliance on prescription painkillers, there is now a recognized opioid epidemic.
According to the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), more than 130 people died every day from opioid-related drug overdoses in 2016 and 2017.
Over the past decade of clinical experience, The Pain Relief Practice has developed a unique home-based knee treatment program that takes into account what patients can actually accept in terms of risk, convenience and cost.
Most importantly, the 3 step program is based on clinically proven research and approved medical technology.
It is not another physiotherapy exercise program.
The key considerations of our 3 Part Knee Treatment Program include:
A) They address the underlying cause of the knee condition specifically targeting:
B) The treatments have an extremely good safety profile and are very practical to use. While we naturally carry the treatments in our clinic, they can even be bought online for convenient use in the home.
C) Compared to many treatments that you are likely to have tried with minimal results, the treatments are very affordable.
What are the Components of the 3 Step Knee Treatment Program?
Step 1: Protective Nano Gel
Step 2: Anti-inflammatory and Natural Supplements for Joint Repair
Step 3: Portable Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Technology
A very important concept is to understand is that there is no single miracle cure for knee problems. It is a combination of different proven treatment strategies, each working through different complementary mechanisms, that work together to give amazing results.
Let us go through each of the 3 strategies we use for patients on a daily basis:
Step 1: Protective Nano Gel
The basic principle is to start by preventing further damage to the knee joint by lubricating the knee with a protective gel.
FLEXISEQ is a specially formulated gel, which does not contain pharmaceutically active ingredients.
It uses Sequessome Technology™, a new advanced technology developed in Germany.
It contains nanostructures that are able to cross through the skin barrier through topical application, and target the knee joint.
They act as a physical bio-lubricant to lubricate the joint and improve physical function and significantly reduce pain.
Flexiseq: Interview with Dr Rother
Flexiseq is used not only for degenerative knee arthritis but also for knee injuries from sports
Step 2: Anti-inflammatory and Natural Supplements for Joint Repair
While it is important to protect the knee joint from further damage, it is even more important to promote knee recovery by reducing inflammatory damage and supporting the body’s natural healing ability.
This is best achieved with supplements such as collagen hydrolysate, hyaluronic acid, and natural anti-inflammatory herbs.
Made from the hydrolysis of collagen molecules, collagen hydrolysate is now widely used as for joint health.
Listed below are some of the many published clinical data on the benefits of collagen hydrolysate:
-Collagen hydrolysate is of interest as a therapeutic agent of potential utility in the treatment of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Its high level of safety makes it attractive as an agent for long-term use in these chronic disorders. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2000 Oct;30(2):87-99. [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11071580]
-Bioactive Collagen Peptides Stimulate the Regeneration of Cartilage Tissue. [www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Modified-collagen-may-stimulate-cartilage-re-growth-Study]
-Collagen hydrolysate for the treatment of osteoarthritis and other joint disorders: a review of the literature. [https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1185/030079906X148373]
-24-Week study on the use of collagen hydrolysate as a dietary supplement in athletes with activity-related joint pain. [https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1185/030079908X291967]
-Collagen Hydrolysate Improves Joint Function in Adults with Mild Symptoms of Osteoarthritis of the Knee. [https://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Fulltext/2004/05001/Collagen_Hydrolysate_Improves_Joint_Function_in.730.aspx]
As a substance naturally found in the human body, hyaluronic acid is found in high concentrations in the synovial fluid of the knee joint. It works by acting as a lubricant and cushion in the knee.
Hyaluronic acid is well known as the active ingredient for viscosupplmentation ( joint lubricating gel injection) injection performed by doctors for patients with knee problems.
Taken orally even as as a single supplement, it is a very popular joint supplement.
Other important natural ingredients include anti-inflammatory herbs such as Ginger, Turmeric and Boswellia.
While it is possible to include these individual items into our diet, it is difficult to consistently eat sufficient quantities daily in a practical way to achieve results.
What we should do is to simply take a daily dose of nutraceuticals that combine extracts of what we need in a convenient formula.
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Step 3: Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Technology
The earth is cloaked in a magnetic field. It has been known for a long time that magnetic fields have an effect on the human body.
To harness the therapeutic effects of magnetic fields, some doctors have long been using Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMF) to treat multiple conditions.
Particularly in the area of bone repair, PEMF has shown great promise.
Even The National University of Singapore (NUH) has developed a magnetic stimulation device that regenerates muscle cells in a painless and non-invasive manner.
The Challenge Of PEMF
While PEMF has great potential to help people suffering from knee problems, there used to be a few challenges keeping them from common use.
One was that it was not a well understood technology and many doctors would often not discuss it as a routine treatment option.
Another problem was that most PEMF treatments involved frequent visits to a clinic for treatment with a large device which was relatively expensive.
Even some of the newer home use PEMF devices that have been made into treatment mats cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
And many of these costly treatment beds are made by small companies which do not necessarily have the resources to test and ensure that their devices work.
Fortunately, an American company in recent years has improved PEMF technology so well that they now have a therapy device that:
Before we discuss this specific device, let us explore what being free from knee pain can mean for you.
Does it mean being able to walk more confidently again? Or not suffering with every single step, even when going to the toilet?
To some people, it may mean no longer being stuck to a wheelchair and not being dependent on someone else to help you move around.
For people with less severe knee problems, it can mean regaining your lifestyle by being able to enjoy exercise and your hobbies or perform at a higher level in sports.
It can also mean rejoining your friends in activities to regain your social network and not looking “older than your age”.
You will also want to prevent your knee condition from worsening to a point where risky and expensive surgery is necessary.
Bearing these in mind, let us get to the details of this amazing PEMF device.
Portable Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Technology
ActiPatch® is a new and clinically proven drug free technology in the fight against knee pain.
The ActiPatch® product provides advanced long-lasting chronic pain relief using Electromagnetic Pulse Therapy and works great for knee pain.
ActiPatch® is drug and ingredient-free so is safe for continuous use and can be used while taking medication.
Pulsed electromagnetic fields in knee osteoarthritis: a double blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial
This trial aimed to test the effectiveness of a wearable pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) device in the management of pain in knee OA patients. This study was published on December 24, 2015 by Rheumatology (Oxford).
Sixty-six patients were included, and 60 completed the study. After 1 month, PEMF induced a significant reduction in VAS pain and WOMAC (Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index) scores compared with placebo. Additionally, pain tolerance, as expressed by PPT changes, and physical health improved in PEMF-treated patients. A mean treatment effect of -0.73 (95% CI – 1.24 to – 0.19) was seen in VAS score, while the effect size was -0.34 (95% CI – 0.85 to 0.17) for WOMAC score. Twenty-six per cent of patients in the PEMF group stopped NSAID/analgesic therapy. No adverse events were detected.
These results suggest that PEMF therapy is effective for pain management in knee OA patients and also affects pain threshold and physical functioning.
Is The 3 Step Program Sufficient For Everybody?
The 3 step program is effective for many people with mild to moderate knee problems.
However for people who have been recommended knee surgery, had tried knee surgery unsuccessfully, or are not eligible to do knee surgery, you will need a more powerful clinic treatment.
If your condition is extremely severe, or if you need fast relief due to daily suffering with every single step you take, then you will need to visit us for our Knee Pain Recovery Program.
It is a non-invasive treatment that uses non-invasive radio-frequency energy to help activate cell metabolism.
The result is an acceleration of the natural healing processes in the knee joint, reducing pain and inflammation from the first session.
Developed with international medical expertise, it is a clinic based, non-invasive therapy with zero down time.
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