If you suffer from osteoarthritis or knee pain and you’ve tried everything (steroid injections, collagen supplements, NSAIDs, etc) but nothing works—read on to discover the real reason why…
Everything you need to know about
knee pain, osteoarthritis and effective home remedies
(that don't break the bank)
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, affecting over 560 million people worldwide, and 10% of men and 18% of women over 64. In fact, according to the Global Burden of Disease study in 2019, it is expected to increase in the coming years.
Commonly thought to be an inflammatory disease, OA is actually a degenerative disease that develops when the cartilage in weight-bearing joints (e.g. knees) breaks down, and is generally an age-related condition.
Do you experience these symptoms?
Pain in knees
Grating sensation when moving the joint
If you are overweight, have had previous knee injuries or osteoarthritis runs in your family, you might be at increased risk.
While there have been promising developments in treatment, osteoarthritis currently has no cure. Treatments typically focus on physiotherapy and pain management—for example, exercise, corticosteroid or hyaluronic injections. But do they actually work?
Here’s the shocker. A meta-analysis published in BMJ by the British Medical Association of 169 individual clinical trials showed that these injections are no better than placebos. Worse, they can even have side effects.
What about NSAIDs? Sorry, those aren’t effective either. OA is a non-inflammatory disease, but a degenerative one. That means anti-inflammatory drugs are not going to relieve your OA knee pains.
So what can you do to treat your knee OA pain? Here are some promising science-backed treatments that don’t involve undergoing knee replacement surgery.
In 2013 a study was conducted on 45 participants with knee osteoarthritis. They were split into three groups: control, far-infrared heating and carbon surface heating. The results showed significant decrease of pain and improved knee function in both the infrared ray and carbon surface heating groups.
Another study that examined the effects of heat therapy and aromatherapy on pain, flexibility, sleep and depression in elderly women with OA found significant improvement in knee pain, flexibility, quality of sleep and depression in groups that used heat therapy and aromatherapy.
A 2017 randomized, controlled, single-blind study was conducted on thirty patients with knee OA. They were split into two groups: vibration and electrical stimulation. The results showed significant performance improvement in patients who were treated with localized vibration on several physical tests.
Another study conducted on 30 participants using heating and cooling therapy together with vibration therapy showed a reduction in muscle spasms, pain and improved range of motion.
These are just a few cases that show heat and vibration therapy as an effective treatment solution for OA. And medical professionals have been using it as a pain relief tool for people with OA for decades.
The best part is, technology has now developed to the point where you can get both heat and vibration therapy in one convenient and simple device.
No more having to book an appointment once a week to see your doctor or therapist and pay hundreds of dollars every session, or set up huge clunky machines at home.
All you have to do is strap it on, sit back and relax while it applies heat and vibration directly to your aching knee.
Introducing the HeatPulse
A knee massager that delivers soothing heat and steady vibrative pulses to relieve osteoarthritic knee pain.