What is a soft tissue injury?
A soft tissue injury (STI) is the damage when trauma or overuse occurs to muscles, tendons or ligaments throughout the body.
With different causes and symptoms, soft tissue injuries fall into two basic categories: acute injuries and overuse injuries.
At most time, acute injuries are caused by a sudden trauma, such as a fall, twist, or blow to the body. Signs and symptoms tend to develop rapidly. Typical acute injuries include sprains, strains, and contusions.
However, overuse injuries are caused by repetitive friction, pulling, twisting, or compression that develops over time. Because of excessively repeated athletic or other activities, areas of the body do not have enough time to heal between occurrences and then overuse injuries occur. Compared with acute injuries, the signs and symptoms of overuse injuries develop more slowly. Tendinitis and bursitis are common soft tissue overuse injuries.
Soft tissue injuries can result in pain, swelling, bruising, inflammation, stiffness and loss of function.These injuries usually occur during sports and exercise activities, but sometimes simple everyday activities can cause such an injury. Even with appropriate treatment, soft tissue injuries still require a prolonged amount of time to heal. Therefore, it’s important to find out a safe, natural, easy and highly efficient method to help with soft tissue injuries. PEMF Therapy is just what you need.
Does PEMF therapy work on soft tissue injuries?
In the late 1990s, ElMed International Ltd conducted a clinical trial to test the effectiveness of PEMF therapy for the treatment of soft tissue injuries.
This randomized placebo controlled trial was undertaken at a military establishment in the South of England. The patients were 60 young, male, soldiers who suffered from soft tissue injuries.
In the PEMF therapy group, there was a statistically significant reduction in total self reported days of analgesic consumption. Additionally, PEMF therapy reduced the mean self-reported daily visual analogue scores for pain by 4.60, for swelling by 3.23, and for daily function by 3.44. Length of time to complete absence of symptoms was also significantly increased in the PEMF therapy group.
In conclusion, patients allocated to PEMF therapy had significant reductions in self reported analgesic consumption and pain, swelling and bruising compared with normally treated controls. This trial demonstrates that 10 daily treatments of 30 minutes using PEMF devices significantly reduces the severity and length of symptoms due to soft tissue injuries. The results of this trial are in line with earlier studies in the field of shoulder and ankle injuries which suggested that PEMF therapy can facilitate the treatment of grade I and Grade II Ankle Sprains. .
How does PEMF therapy work on soft tissue injuries?
PEMF therapy can stimulate self-healing of damaged soft tissues and relieve injury-related pain via sending pulsed energy into the problem areas. By increasing the motion of ions and electrolytes in the tissues, PEMF therapy can raise ATP levels and help cells increase their energy by up to 500%. In another word, PEMF therapy can promote the cells of soft tissues to re-balance and repair themselves wherever necessary.
Soft tissue injuries are usually accompanied by severe inflammation. The enzymes that stem from inflammation can damage the tissues further. PEMF therapy can reduce the inflammation of the tendons and ligaments, and maintains a healthy level of synovial fluid, so your joints can move freely without any restriction.
Additionally, PEMF therapy can improve the function of damaged soft tissues by promoting blood circulation. Compared with other areas of the body, some of the soft tissues have very poor blood supplies, which means a much reduced oxygen supply. The damaged soft tissues require enough oxygen to recover themselves. Poor blood circulation indicates that it normally takes a very long time for the tissues to heal. PEMF therapy can stimulate the blood vessels to carry plenty of oxygen to the cells and tissues, leading to a proper function circulatory system to reduce swelling and pain derived from soft tissues injuries.
Why choose MiraMate PEMF devices for soft tissue injuries?
Whether you’re suffering from acute soft tissue injuries or overuse soft tissue injuries, MiraMate PEMF devices can soothe your pain and revitalize you back to health in a safe and non-invasive way.
For acute soft tissue injuries, we recommend using Mini Magic which is designed for acute conditions like sprains and strains. The magnetic field strength of Mini Magic is “Field Density”. It is 200 Gauss everywhere. It does not add up and it does not split, which makes it perfect for short time treatments with effectiveness, and thus can relieve the pain and swelling of damaged soft tissues quickly.
Most PEMF devices use regular pulses. This has an undesirable effect. Just as people ignore a continuous sound like traffic noise or rain, your body becomes accustomed to the frequency of the pulses, and ignores them. This is called entrainment. We have carefully designed the programs in Mini Magic to vary in pattern, intensity and timing. With continuous and highly efficient treatment, damaged soft tissues can recover within a short time.
Mini Magic single coils and quad coils are flexible for the local treatment, such as knees, ankles, wrists, etc.
For overuse soft tissue injuries, Big Magic with a special PEMF mat is the best choice to help with tendinitis, bursitis, etc. The frequency of Big Magic is the Schumann main resonance of 7.83 Hz, which is a natural earth frequency and very safe for long-term treatments of overuse injuries.
Big Magic mat uses the material PVC. The PVC material mat is lightweight, easy to clean and waterproof, providing both comfort and durability. You can use it directly on the skin without allergies.
Most PEMF devices sold in the market are very expensive. It is highly unrealistic for the normal consumer to buy PEMF devices that can cost up to $5,000 (and in some cases up to $30,000). An affordable price is the first consideration when some people are making choices. Fortunately, Mini Magic ($185) and Big Magic ($480) is specially designed for people who want an easy-to-use, highly efficient and economical PEMF device.