Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones gradually deteriorates in the joints. If the cartilage wears down completely, the bones will rub against each other and eventually cause inflammation.
Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint, it is more common in your weight-bearing joints, such as the joints in the hands, knees, hips, and spine.
As one of the most common conditions, osteoarthritis affects millions worldwide, especially among the middle-aged and elderly. It often results in chronic pain, joint stiffness, bone spurs, and leads to difficulty in doing daily tasks, depression, and sleep disturbances.
Moreover, research has shown that osteoarthritis can worsen during autumn and winter. Therefore, with the hot winds of summer gradually passing, it’s time to practice some good living habits to protect your joints and prepare for the upcoming cold weather.
Risk factors of osteoarthritis
Factors that can increase the risk of osteoarthritis include:
- The risk of osteoarthritis increases with age. People over 45 years old are more likely to develop this disease.
- Women are more likely to develop osteoarthritis. Research suggests that this is because women have a higher body fat percentage than men, and fat may be a factor in osteoarthritis. Also, most women have less muscle strength than men, so their muscles may be less protective of their joints than men’s.
- The more you weigh, the greater your risk of developing osteoarthritis. Increased weight adds stress to weight-bearing joints. Also, fat tissue produces proteins that can cause inflammation in and around the joints.
- Repeated stress and injuries on the joint. If you place repetitive stress on a joint, then your joint might eventually develop osteoarthritis. Injuries, even those that occurred many years ago and seemingly healed, can increase the risk of osteoarthritis.
- Some people inherit a tendency to develop osteoarthritis.
- Certain diseases. Some metabolic diseases, such as diabetes and hemochromatosis, can increase the risk of osteoarthritis.
Advantages of MiraMate PEMF products for osteoarthritis
Symptoms of osteoarthritis can usually be managed, and the good news is that PEMF therapy is very effective in relieving them. PEMF therapy was first introduced in the 1970s as a treatment for non-healing bone fractures, however, its use has now expanded into the treatment of osteoarthritis and cartilage lesions.
PEMF therapy uses electromagnetic fields to treat osteoarthritis and other degenerative diseases. The most outstanding feature of PEMF therapy is its ideal anti-inflammatory effect, which reduces pain considerably. It also helps to delay the degenerative process of the joints, accelerates the repair process in bones, and improves the oxygenation of the tissues and their own hydration.
MiraMate Mini Magic is an absolutely safe and effective PEMF device. It creates a low-level pulsed electromagnetic field and helps activate the bone’s natural healing process. The coils of Mini Magic are flexible and practical for local treatment. You can place them on your knees, ankles, wrists, or anywhere you feel uncomfortable, and the healing frequencies will transmit deep down into your tissues to help heal your joints.
Testimonial from MiraMate user
“I have been having severe shoulder pain which forced me to visit the doctor, he thought it might be a pinched nerve but an X-ray showed osteoarthritis. I am now back to normal, I have been using the magnetic coils (Mini Magic) and the blue light device (Light Pad) a lot, I slip the light in front of my shoulder joint.”
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