What is Magnetotherapy?
Magnetotherapy is a treatment in the field of physiotherapy which consists of treatment with a magnetic field. It affects the body's cells, supporting the tissues' healing process. As a result, a bone union is accelerated, swelling and pain disappear, and the recovery time is significantly shortened.
Advantage of magnetotherapy
The great advantage of magnetotherapy is that it can be used in the post-treatment period, accelerating recovery and complete fitness.
In magnetotherapy, a low-frequency alternating magnetic field is used. In contrast to magneto stimulation, a magnetic field of higher intensity is used here in a continuous or pulsed mode.
The magnetic field is successfully used in the rehabilitation of patients and pain therapy, and in many areas of medicine, e.g. dentistry, orthopaedics, urology, rheumatology, immunology, otolaryngology, allergology, gynaecology, neurology, dermatology and sports and aesthetic medicine.
Magnetotherapy - benefits
The magnetic field permeates the body during the treatment, reaching every cell. In this way, it affects the structures of cell membranes and ion transport processes, facilitating the supply of nutrients and oxygen to them and supporting repair processes. In addition, it stimulates the synthesis of collagen, a protein that is part of our skin, tendons and even the eye cornea.
Low-frequency magnetic field therapy is an effective and non-invasive method of patient rehabilitation, which works well in treating many diseases and ailments. For example, the positive effect of magnetotherapy on soft tissues and bone tissue is used in pain therapy and to accelerate the healing process after orthopaedic procedures and operations. Treatments can be performed even whimmobilisedted body part is immobilized in a plaster cast. In addition, the therapy is recommended for degenerative diseases because it can inhibit the degenerative process in the body.
What diseases does magnetotherapy help with?
- diseases of the musculoskeletal system – e.g. discopathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthrosis of the knee joints, complex bone union (states after fractures), degenerative changes in the spine and joints, fibromyalgia, joint cartilage damage, Achilles tendonitis, rotator cuff muscle damage, osteoporosis, pseudoarthrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, muscle inflammation, pelvic pain.
- diseases of the nervous system – including diabetic polyneuropathy (pain and paraesthesia), nerve damage, cranial and peripheral nerve dysfunction, post-stroke condition, and multiple sclerosis.
- diseases of the circulatory system – including regeneration after myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, ischemic heart disease, and hypertension.
- diseases of the skin and soft tissues – including bacterial infections and keloids.
- diseases of the digestive system – including irritable bowel, chronic pancreatitis, diarrhoea and bloating.
- eye diseases – e.g. atrophy of the optic nerve, infectious diseases of the cornea.
- wounds and ulcers – including leg ulcers in diabetes, postoperative inflammation, pain and swelling, and burns.
- Delayed bone union
- False pond
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Ulcerations and trophic changes of the lower legs
- Bacterial infection of the skin and soft tissues
- Muscular dystrophy
- Post-traumatic conditions of the musculoskeletal system, e.g. after fractures,
- Migraine and vasomotor headaches
- Disorders of the cranial and peripheral nerves
- Multiple sclerosis
- Infectious diseases of the cornea
- Optic nerve atrophy
- Ischemic heart disease
- Infectious diseases of the cornea
- Oversensitive large intestine
- Chronic pancreatitis
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Juvenile diabetes
- Pulmonary tuberculosis
- Severe viral, fungal or bacterial infection
- Presence of electronic implants (e.g. pacemaker)