Managing Postoperative Pain and Swelling after Knee Surgery Naturally
Managing postoperative pain and swelling after knee surgery, naturally used to seem like an impossible feat. You might even be thinking, “it still is.” After all, the options a doctor or surgeon typically offer usually include physical therapy and potentially addictive pain medications. But you have more choices than you realize. Magna Wave PEMF is a powerful non-invasive alternative & companion modality, showing powerful results in managing postoperative pain and swelling after knee surgery. And Magna Wave PEMF can be utilized in conjunction with other therapies. Why use just one pain and swelling relief option when you can combine them and achieve better results, even potentially reducing your recovery time?
How Does Magna Wave PEMF Help with Managing Pain and Swelling After Knee Surgery, Naturally?
Magna Wave PEMF emits a pulsating electromagnetic field that stimulates cell metabolism. Some of the benefits of PEMF therapy are:
- A reduction in pain
- A reduction in swelling
- Potentially reduced recovery time
- Extra energy
- Oxygen uptake
- It’s non-invasive
- There’s no risk of addiction or nasty side-effects
- It’s relaxing
Magna Wave PEMF therapy can be used to help relieve pain and inflammation anywhere on the body. With regards to knees, legs and feet specifically it can be beneficial:
- For plantar fasciitis
- Torn ACL
- Torn MCL
- Knee replacement
- Pre and post-op knee, leg or foot surgery
How Long Should I Wait Postoperative to Use Magna Wave?
It’s important to note that if you have the opportunity to Magna Wave during the time leading up to surgery you may not only find pain relief but also reduce swelling in the affected area. Magnawaving prior to surgery may help during the procedure and in recovery.
Managing pain and swelling is crucial to recovery because in order to do the necessary physical therapy you have to use the healing body part or it won’t strengthen. In fact, until postoperative swelling is reduced and pain is under control, physical therapy can’t truly begin. That said, you can begin postoperative Magnawaving once the bleeding around incision or surgery sites, has stopped.
How Long Should Magna Wave Treatments Be for Managing Postoperative Pain and Swelling After Knee Surgery?
Everyone is different, but here’s an example starting point. Nick Stover, an employee in the Magna Wave marketing department, underwent ACL and MCL surgery three weeks ago. He began using Magna Wave within 14 hours of his injury, for 15-30 minutes a day. Nick achieved such pain relief he had to remind himself he was injured! He was able to continue on with his day to day life leading up to surgery. After surgery, Nick began Magnawaving every day, twice a day if he could, for 15-30 minutes.
What Is the Recommended Intensity Setting?
People often believe that because of the nature of their pain and injury, they need to start off on the highest setting. But that isn’t the case. Pre-surgery Nick started out low for the first couple treatments, gradually increasing it with each one. When he’d worked up to a higher setting he began to feel twitching in his MCL, that the PEMF was hitting that spot. Using the Butterfly Loop, he moved it around and began to notice where his knee would jump. In the days leading up to surgery, he eventually had the machine turned way up and says it felt good. This process is exactly what we recommend, start out low and work your way up until you find what’s comfortable for you. It’s important to note that Nick began the entire “find your setting process” over again postoperative, which we recommend as well.
Does Magna Wave PEMF Work Through a Cast or Brace?
Yes. Magna Wave PEMF therapy penetrates beyond a cast or brace and through any type of dressing. You can even treat over metal plates. Of course, should you become uncomfortable you should stop, and always start on low settings then work your way up.
One final thought, it’s very important to follow your doctor, surgeon or physical therapist’s directions during your recovery. We say this because Nick was fitted with a brace to help protect his healing knee. He found that thanks to Magna Wave, his recovery is going so well he sometimes forgets he has to wear it!