Strains, Sprains and PEMF
By Jonathan Bowen,
November 25, 2014
Strains are common sports injuries to the muscles. A strain occurs when the fibers of the muscle have been torn due to overstretching.
A sprain is when the ligaments (the fibrous tissue which attach bones to bones) are torn, again due to trauma or a joint being extended beyond its functional range of motion. Sprains to the wrist and ankle are most common. Sprains are usually associated with pain, swelling and bruising. Sprains can often be associated with a tear in the adjoining cartilage.
Sprains are often treated with ice to reduce swelling and pain, elevation to minimize swelling, and immobilization (compression). Rehabilitation is necessary fairly soon after an injury to prevent the decrease of muscle mass (atrophy) and the loss of range of motion.
The main structural protein in ligaments and tendon fibers is collagen. These are created by the fibroblasts (resident in the connective tissues) which also manufacture elastic fibers and other proteins for the body. Fibroblasts are critical to wound healing.
Stimulating Fibroblasts with PEMF
PEMF energy medicine has been proven to be greatly effective in stimulating the fibroblasts, the cells responsible to producing the building blocks for healing ligaments and tendons. It has been proven to charge the cell batteries (transforming the mitochondria’s ADP to ATP). It stimulates all the components involved in delivering the oxygen and nutrients to the mitochondria for energy (ATP) production. PEMF enhances the body’s delivery systems including circulation and hydration. PEMF increases oxygen absorption by energizing the cellular pumps, which boost the absorption of vital nutrients, and the expulsion of waste toxins from the metabolic process. The energized fibroblast cells have an increased charge (TMP), and maximized aerobic respiration (with oxygen) for optimum energy production (ATP) allowing them to work at a much greater efficiency.
The conclusion of one study, by J. Murray, in the BBA Journal stated the following:
“These results indicate that a pulsed magnetic field can specifically increase production of collagen, the major differentiated function of fibroblasts, possibly by altering cyclic‐AMP metabolism.” - Murray J., Biochimica et Biophysica Acta)
The Curatron PC and 3D have built in programs for delayed fracture healing, scars, tendonitis, torn muscles, wound healing and pain therapy to address basic sports injuries and help with accelerated healing.
Sports Injury Successes
There are many atheletes who utilize PEMF, including Lyndsay Vonn who just made a comeback to take the world cup two years after a devistating injury. Lyndsay Vonn is the owner of multiple Curatron PEMF devices.
Consider the testimony of Brendan Hansen, US Olympic Gold Medalist:
“I was introduced to the PEMF by a good friend. Being a competitive athlete I thought lets give it a try. After my first time I was really impressed with how loose and pain free it made me feel. I immediately told my coaches about it and set a time for it to be introduced to the coaches and fellow athletes. Everyone was impressed and it has become a regular therapeutic modality. I would recommend the PEMF to all athletes and everyone who suffers from pain and range of motion problems.”
The ability of PEMF to enhance performance and accelerate recovery from strains and sprains is captured by the testimony of competitive runners Matt and Ashley from Hamilton, Ontario.