A fracture is a broken bone, the same as a crack or a break. A bone may be completely fractured or partially fractured in any number of ways either across the bone or along its length or even in numerous pieces. Fractures can occur for a number of reasons including:
- An accident, be it simply tripping over, involvement in a vehicle collision or maybe a sports injury
- Osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder characterized by low bone mass, micro-architectural deterioration of bone tissue leading to bone weakness, and thus leads to a heightened chance of breaks and fractures. It is the leading cause of broken bones amongst the elderly with a wide variety of other factors including race, gender, body type and lifestyle also increases the risk. The most common bones to break include bones in the spine, forearm, and hips. Osteoporosis is often symptomless until a break occurs and bones may deteriorate to such a point breaks happen with minor or no obvious cause. After the break heals, a person may have chronic pain and discomfort and less ability to carry out previously normal activities
- Repetitive motion can exhaust muscles to the point more pressure is exerted on bones. Which can lead to stress fractures. These can be more commonly found in athletes.
The combination of Magnetotherapy and Phototherapy (in particular Infrared and redlight) can be found to accelerate calcification in bone fractures, enhance bone recovery and improve bone density.
Studies have shown Magnetotherapy and Phototherapy can help with:
- Stimulation of energy production within bone cells.
- Increased blood vessel formation and blood circulation
- Better blood flow to the affected area.
- Increased bone growth
- Greater production of collagen and procollagen. In turn, these both increase the stimulation of bone growth.
- Increased possible load and greater strength in vertebrae.
- Stronger bones in general. This makes them resistant to injury, and more robust as a whole.
- Better bone healing. Fractures heal faster.
- Reduced swelling after bone-related injuries.
- Enhanced overall bone health, especially due to enhanced collagen production.
How is it being used presently?
The combination of these therapies mean as well as helping to combat illness and injury ensuring bone breaks and injuries are dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible. Helping to aid improvement of bone density in turn allows for increased muscle density and enhanced physical output make our devices not only great tools to be used by clinicians and therapists but also suitable for use by sports teams, clubs and gyms to help their members reach their performance goals.