All injuries produce swelling in the tissues, as does exercise itself. Swelling delays the ability of the tissues to be nourished with oxygen and nutrients. This is why you see athletes frequently being treated with ice packs. Ice packs reduce superficial swelling, but swelling or bruising deep in a muscle will not respond as well to ice.
Conversely, PEMFs penetrate tissues deeply without risk to the superficial tissues. The PEMFs reduce swelling and speed removal of the blood in a bruise, leading to faster recovery and return to activity, competition or training.
Research has proven the efficacy of how PEMF therapy reduces post-surgical inflammation.
A recent study on postoperative recovery led to the conclusion that PEMF therapy significantly reduced postoperative pain and narcotic use in the immediate postoperative period by means of a PEMF effect on nitric oxide signalling, which could impact the speed and quality of wound repair (Rohde et al., June 2009, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Columbia, NY).
Not only was magnetic field therapy approved by the FDA in 1979 for bone and wound healing, it has proven itself most valuable in treating health challenges from A to Z. “There is no other biophysical process that has aroused more interest over the past decades among medical science than magnetic field therapy” (Dr. med. Rolf-Rainer Krapf).