Injuries are the inevitable consequence of athletes pushing their bodies to breaking point. One of the easiest forms of pain relief is popping a pill and Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) such as Advil, Aleve, Brufen, Celebrex, Naprosyn and Nurofen are very common.
PAIN RELIEF AT A COST – NSAIDs
But, did you know; that along with pain relief comes a weakening of the injured area and an increased risk of re-injury? One study by Cohen, DB et al, (Indomethacin and celecoxib impair rotator cuff tendon‐to‐bone healing; Am J Sports Med 2006) found that in the group taking NSAIDs, 8% of tendons completely failed to heal with significant decreases in tensile strength and collagen organisation in the remainder. Aside from poor tissue healing, other studies have found delayed fracture healing.
This is aside from the more well-known side effects from NSAIDs such as damage to the digestive system, liver and kidneys.
PAIN RELIEF WITH A BONUS – Q MAGNETS
Experimental group 15 days after injury with lower rate of
inflammatory cell (white arrow) and low rate of fibroblast (black arrow).
In contrast, a study published in June, 2012 investigated the effects of a static magnetic field on a tendon injury in dogs and found the experimental group had reduced inflammatory cells and increased blood vessel proliferation and collagen formation as compared to the control group. Clinically, after 30 days, it was observed that the wound healing and physical activity of the experimental dogs were better than the control group. The experimental group was also able to weight bear after 30 days.
Another study by Costantino et al (2007), studied 40 patients with wrist fractures after applying a Quadrapolar magnetic array directly over the fracture in the plaster cast of the subjects. Resulting in bone callus formation that produced a 35% improvement in healing rates compared to ‘standard’ time.
Q magnets are a one-off purchase, last for many years and can be used over and over again for all sorts of acute and chronic pains. Don’t just take our word for it, listen to a Canadian surgeon who used them for his own running injury, this is the feedback he sent us…
“Although I, along with many, cannot be certain as to the precise biological explanation surrounding the physiology of Q magnet action, it is irrefutable in my case that they were, nevertheless, highly effective.
For now, we have theories, like so many demonstrable events in nature. These answers may come with further research. Until then, Q magnets are a viable option for pain relief and the possible healing of stress fractures that is simple, effective, and unlike many other remedies, is without complications.”
Dr Mark Thibert, M.D.
See this case study of a Grade III calf tear treated by an experienced physiotherapist…
Calf bruise showing 2 days post Q magnet placement close up.
What are other experienced sports therapists saying?
“I have been using Q magnets from Neuromagnetics Australia since 2004 both in private practice and in my capacity as team physiotherapist for the Wallabies and the Brisbane Lions.
In that time I have used them for a range of soft tissue injuries and I have particularly found them useful for reducing spasm, swelling and pain modulation.
While there is mixed evidence supporting the use of magnetic therapy, research on devices such as Q magnets do show promise which is encouraging. Anecdotally we have been happy with the clinical results achieved.
I would highly recommend Q magnets to any athlete seeking to push the boundaries to get the most out of their bodies and recover faster from injury.”
Queensland Sports Medicine Centre
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