Magnetic Knee Braces
A magnetic knee brace is a specially designed knee support that contains magnets strategically placed to surround the knee joint region, especially around the kneecap, to help reduce pain and inflammation.
Magnetic therapy has been used for hundreds of years as a drug-free, non-invasive treatment for pain and swelling.
differing opinions about the effectiveness of magnets, but many people find them
beneficial, especially for conditions like arthritis. Magnetic knee braces combine the support and warmth of a knee brace with the effects of magnetic therapy.
Here we will look at how they work, look at some of the most popular magnetic knee braces out there and the safety issues when using magnetic therapy.
How Do They Work?
Magnetic knee braces supposedly work in a combination of ways, claiming to:
1) Increase Blood Flow
Magnetic fields are believed to attract and repel charged particles in
the blood creating movement and heat. This would cause blood vessels to
widen which accelerates healing by bringing in fresh oxygen and
nutrients and removing toxins. This could all help to reduce
inflammation and stiffness.
2) Decrease Pain
Magnetic fields are also thought to trigger the nervous system which
reduces the pain signals sent to the brain thereby reducing the amount
of pain felt.
3) Promote General Well Being
Magnetic therapy also reportedly benefits the whole body by improving
sleep quality and activity levels as well as reducing stress.
Many people report significant benefits from magnetic therapy, however
medical opinion is divided and at present, there is a lack of scientific
data to validate the efficacy of magnets. The physical and biological
claims made are currently unproven and no effects on health or healing
have been fully established.
Here are some different magnetic braces that people have found beneficial in reducing their knee pain whilst providing support.
Best Magnetic Knee Strap
STAR BUY: KneedIT XM Magnetic Knee Band
KneedIt’s Summary: The KneedIt knee support band is a magnetic strap contains two
strategically placed magnets and is designed to relieve minor knee pain,
soreness, stiffness and inflammation, and improve patellar tracking.
It is particularly effective with arthritis, tendonitis and
chondromalacia. As you move, it applies gentle pressure to the joint
and patellar tendon, and stabilises the kneecap. This magnetic strap
was developed by an Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist.
One size fits most due to Velcro wrap around closure.
My verdict: Knee straps may not look like much, but they can be really effective for relieving knee pain. Average user rating 4.4/5.
Best US Magnetic Braces
1) For-Knees Magnetic Knee Brace
For-Knees’s Summary: Thirteen strategically placed super magnets in strong supportive sleeve. Made of strong, breathable material containing tourmaline fibers which reflect back your body's warmth to help relieve pain, spasms and stiffness. Available in grey/white or black/white and in two sizes (11-13" or 13-17")
My verdict: This magnetic knee brace will provide good support and compression. Average user rating 4.3/5.
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2) Simple Health Magnetic Knee Brace
Simple Health's Summary: fits like a second layer of skin. Simply strap it on and within seconds the specialized magnetic therapy activates leaving you knee comfortable, relaxed and on it's way to recovery
My verdict: This magnetic knee brace receives good user reviews scoring an average of 4.3/5. The company offers a 100% no risk lifetime guarantee so you can try it with confidence and if you don't like it, you get your money back
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Best UK Magnetic Braces
1) Medipaq Magnetic Knee Brace
Medipaq's Summary: 16 strategically placed magnets positioned over acupuncture and trigger points. Provides support, warmth, stimulates circulation and eases swelling. Made of super-soft stretchable material. Available in two sizes, S/M & L. Most people find the L is the right size for them
My verdict: Easy to apply, comfortable to wear and very reasonably priced. Average user rating 4.1/5.
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2) TechAffect Magnetic Knee Support
TechAffect's Summary: Adjustable single knee support with magnetic inserts. Contains inlaid magnetic strips around the sides of the kneecap. It helps to prevent knee injuries. Easy and comfortable to wear with a simple adjustable Velcro strap.
My verdict: This magnetic knee brace receives very positive reviews with an average score of 4.4/5.
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Other Brace Options
If you are not that fussed about the magnets, take a look at the Knee Brace Guide
to find out about a huge range of knee braces that get great customer
reviews for all kinds of knee pain offering everything from basic pull up sleeves to elite sports knee braces.
Magnetic Therapy is NOT SUITABLE for people who:
1) Are pregnant
2) Have a pacemaker
3) Children under 7 years old
4) Have Haemophilia
5) Are undergoing dialysis
6) Have surgically implanted metal screws
7) Are allergic to metals
8) Have open wounds (do not use magnets directly over them)
9) Use high voltage machinery or work with high voltage cables
10) Using transdermal drug delivery patches or insulin pumps
11) Develop irritation after the use of magnets
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