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Magnetic therapy for sport

In the aftermath of the Euro 2012 Soccer tournament and the Wimbledon tennis championship – and with the 2012 Olympics looming up ahead – one issue that is of particular concern to many people at the moment is sports injuries. This can mean anything from bruising to fractures and broken bones.

Now obviously for the more severe injuries, conventional medicine is necessary, but for those lingering pains, strains and sprains, magnetic therapy pain relief can be a useful addition to the treatment. Indeed magnetic bracelets sport treatment is a recognized process within the sporting world.

This is not just a matter of guesswork: the effects of magnetism on sporting injuries have been studied and it has been established that one of the best ways of reducing inflammation from such a human-human collision injury (such as might occur in football, rugby or hockey) is by placing a south pole over the affected area until such inflammation is eliminated or at least substantially reduced, along with most of the pain, in accordance with the general theory of magnetic therapy pain relief.

At that point the magnet should be reversed so that the north pole faces the injured area. The purpose of this to increase the circulation of blood which in turn oxygenates the afflicted region and increases cell replenishment. There are some outdated sources that claim that only the south pole of a magnet should be used for treating injuries. But this is an oversimplification. In the first stage of the healing process, it is indeed the magnetic south pole that is important. But healing is a two-stage process and the reversal of polarity plays a vital role in the second stage.

It is important to recognize that magnets are useful but do not offer a panacea for all such injuries. So for example  magnet therapy cannot realign the backbone. But they can assist in reducing the pain from back injuries, especially chronic pains from old injuries that have not responded to other treatments. Indeed magnetic therapy back pain relief is something well-attested to by those who have used it when other treatments have failed.

Another area which can benefit from this approach is wrist injuries. Weight-lifters, and those who use weight training to strengthen themselves for other sports, can often sustain injuries to their wrists as a result of such training and sporting activities. Copper magnetic bracelets for men have been shown to be an excellent form of non-invasive treatment that can provide healing benefits while the person gets on with other activities – including sports training itself.

For these reasons, it can confidently be said that magnetic therapy for sport has a healthy future.