What is Knee Pain ?
The human knee is the largest joint in the body. It bears a huge weight load as it facilitates movement and support which leaves it vulnerable to injury. Knee pain can stem from any part of – or combination of – the complex joint structure which is made up of bones, ligaments, tendons and cartilage. It is a common issue and is symptomatic of a range of structural problems and underlying medical conditions – it is not simply a condition in itself, but rather a generalized term relating to a number of ailments with differing timeframes and prognosis for recovery.
When knee pain strikes it can restrict and hinder all aspects of your life – family, social, work, and recreation. Without successful treatment, persistent pain can have detrimental effects on the state of mind and mental wellbeing.
Types of Knee Pain
Generally speaking, knee pain is characterized by discomfort in the knee often accompanied by stiffness.
Other characteristics can include:
- Unable to fully straighten
- Unable to apply weight or ‘giving way’
The most common causes of knee pain are sprained or torn ligaments, tendon and cartilage from sudden injury or overuse. Fractures and dislocations can also cause pain in the knee area.
While physical activity levels and frequency can determine likelihood and severity of knee pain, other factors such as obesity and aging also play a part. Specific medical conditions relating to arthritis – septic arthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis - are another major cause of pain in the knee.
Why Oska Pulse?
Oska Pulse is a portable, wearable device that targets back pain at its source.
Clinically tested and doctor recommended, it stimulates the muscle and tissue in the back area to encourage repair and relieve aches and pains.
Drug-free, non-invasive and with no side-effects Oska Pulse utilizes Pulsed Electromagnetic Field technology – or PEMF – To enable the individual to start living with less pain.
The Technology Behind Oska Pulse
You’re probably asking yourself – why have I never heard of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy (PEMF)? Although not widely known, PEMF technology has been utilized in the medical community for over 60 years. Electromedicine is slowly making a resurgence in the United States and Oska Pulse is unique in that it is one of the only portable and affordable PEMF devices on the market.
PEMF uses low level electromagnetic waves that target the source of the various types of pain encouraging recovery at a cellular level, speeding up the natural healing processes of your body.
How It Works?
Oska Pulse emits a continuous pulsing field that passes through all tissue types. These fields will also pass through clothing, so Oska Pulse does not have to be directly in contact with your skin. Imagine a pebble being thrown into a lake – small waves radiate from the center until they disappear into the distance.
Similarly, small electromagnetic waves produced by Oska Pulse travel to the pain site to soothe and relieve.
Turn on Oska Pulse
Place on or near the area of pain
Enjoy a 90-minute session
How Is Oska Pulse Used?
Oska Pulse does not need to make direct contact with your skin or even be on your body. The field has a diameter of 22”, so Oska Pulse can be positioned near the area of pain and still be effective. Within 8-10” of the pain is optimal. Oska Pulse offers the flexibility of treatment as you go about your daily activities. Use it at home, on-the-go or in partnership with your doctor.
It can be placed in your pocket or purse depending on where you need pain relief. With the included compression wrap, Oska Pulse can also be worn over or under clothing around the leg, arm or waist. Oska Pulse is powered by a rechargeable battery, just like your cell phone, that is simply charged using the included cable. A full charge takes just 3 hours and will then last for approximately 10 hours of use.
Charge the Device
Use the Wrap
Put on Your Body
In most people, knee pain will subside in the shorter term. Every knee is unique. And in some cases ongoing pain management is a reality, especially with aging. With each case of recurrent or ongoing knee pain it is important to find the treatment – or combinations of treatments – that work for the individual. When this point is reached, most people are able to continue a full active life at work and at play. This is where Oksa Pulse may be able to help.