Knee Pain Posts

Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries on the rise globally

footballer painIn the US around 100,000-200,000 Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) ruptures occur every year, although since these figures are provided by colleges and high schools in the US, they do not include injuries outside formalised sport and so the actual number may be even higher.

Here in Australia there has been a steep rise in ACL injuries over the past 15 years – a 70% hike, with a disproportionate number of these occurring in children under the age of 14.

You might think that ACL injury is more common in contact sports and caused by contact, but in fact most (~70%) occur in non-contact situations, when jumping or turning sharply. Sports that have higher rates of ACL injury include soccer, basketball, volleyball and skiing.

Guidelines for the treatment of osteoarthritis are changing

 

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners have developed new guidelines for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee and hip.

The statistics were showing that too many hip and knee replacements procedures were not helping patients and many were simply unnecessary. Exercise is now the treatment of choice for osteoarthritis, ahead of medications and surgery.

 

Mixed Martial Arts fighter using Q Magnets to help recover…

 

Paul “The Gentleman” Bradley is an All-American Wrestler and Mixed Martial Arts fighter. Full-contact combat sports bring significant stresses on the body and Paul explains how Q Magnets have been a useful tool in helping to recover from injury.

 

Even for an old injury such as tennis elbow, simply use sports tape to secure a Q Magnet such as QF20-3 or QF28-3 over the tender point or as Paul does it, wear an arm brace and glue the magnet in underneath as shown in this video.

From dog to knee to a son’s ankle; the many uses of Q Magnets

My animal physiotherapist gave me a Q Magnet to try on my dog’s paw. It worked, so I thought I’d buy some more for me and my dogs. I used the new magnets on my knee which I had twisted playing hockey. Overnight I wore the magnet and the next day my knee was so much better and no pain. Tried it again the following night and now I am pain free. My son also swears that it has helped with his ankle which he twisted badly during a game of soccer.

The concern for me was the cost, but I have used them daily for my dog and for myself when needed. They are simple to use and great for ridding of pain

Dot J, New Zealand

Magnets for knee pain relief

A friend told me about Q Magnets after he tried them and swore by them in providing instant pain relief.

I was sceptical that magnets would be effective but was suffering from such unbearable knee pain that I was desperate to try anything to ease the pain.

I have osteoarthritis in the knee and have been wearing the magnets every day since purchasing them about three weeks ago.

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