Magnetotherapy is a therapy which uses magnetic fields to restore the cellular bioelectrical and biochemical balance. Our cells, tissues and organs in the body has a certain electrical charge, and when trauma or disease process is present, this charge is decreased, causing inflammation and pain to the affected area. Applying pulsed electromagnetic field reestablishes and corrects the cellular polarization and therefore restoring the function of the affected area.
Some of the positive effects of the therapy include: anti-edematous and anti-inflammatory effect, analgesic effect, and accelerated tissue regeneration effect.
Indications for applying a magnetic field include but is not limited to: diseases of the musculoskeletal system, contusions, muscle strains, ligament injuries, contractures, luxations and distortions of joints, fractures – especially in the case of difficult callus formation, pseudoarthrosis, rheumatic diseases, degenerative and inflammatory processes, osteoporosis, extra-articular rheumatism, delayed wound healing and post operation of discus hernia, and post operation involving muscles, tendons, and ligaments.