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Two Ways PEMF Therapy Reduces Post-Surgical Inflammation

Two Ways PEMF Therapy Reduces Post-Surgical Inflammation

Inflammation is such a nasty word, and with the struggle for pain relief comes a great time to start talking about how PEMF therapy reduces post-surgical inflammation.

One of the most common causes for pain is an orthopedic injury or the post-surgical pain that has resulted from the injury, but for the purpose of this article we want to focus on the post-surgical pain and how PEMF can help.

Although every individual is unique in the makeup of their body, their complex medical situation, and their ability to heal, many individuals experience post-surgical pain for as long as ten years or more.

This has led doctors to step back and assess truly, whether or not a procedure is needed.

Oftentimes, diagnostic imaging will give a doctor important clues about what is going on, but this isn’t always the case.

It is a struggle to determine whether or not the pain now is worse than it would be post-procedure, if the pain would improve, or if it will stay the same.

The root cause of the pain is inflammation.

Regardless of the medical case presented, the pain remains a problem.

Now that PEMF is more widely accepted, it can be used on a consistent basis to help relieve pain with individuals of all ages.

This article will more clearly define how PEMF therapy reduces post-surgical inflammation, and how this ultimately relieves pain, and may reduce the intake of prescription pain medication.

This article does not take the position that PEMF therapy is a cure, nor does it take the position that PEMF’s should replace your current treatment plan with any of your doctors involved in your care.

How PEMF Therapy Reduces Post-Surgical Inflammation

Inflammation is at the root of many medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, many neurological disorders, and even cancer.

Sadly, most folks are unaware of this, not realizing that finding a healthy way to guard against inflammation early on may have either prevented the disease, chronic problem, or may have even improved their condition.

Inflammation can be destructive, attacking everything in it’s path.

Let’s take a real-life application in daily life to make it easy to explain- take a look fire itself.

Grilling out with an old-fashioned grill means that you take some charcoal, dump a little lighter fluid on it and light the match.

The lighter fluid is just the beginning, but if you throw that one specific trigger on it, that match…the fire has now been struck.

Initially, it’s a slow burn but over time the fire gets hotter and it begins to burn more area on the bricks of charcoal.

The same is true with your body.

When an imbalance of some kind occurs, it’s similar to lighter fluid. It sets the stage for something more to come that can be destructive to the body.

At this point, in the lighter fluid stage, you may not feel any pain.

Once the match has been struck, tissue damage ensues, more cellular damage takes place, the fire is on the loose.

This is what happens with gout, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, cancer, necrosis of various tissues in the body, and even in cardiovascular disease.

Inflammation grows and spreads, destroying other healthy tissue around it.

Remember, the cells is where it all starts, so at the cellular level you won’t feel much. Once it hits the tissue it’s up and running the marathon.

Tissues begin to become inflamed, then joints, muscles, and it could even spread further into your skin.

It all depends on the type of disease you are discussing, and while there is no crystal ball, we know that research has proven the efficacy of how PEMF therapy reduces post-surgical inflammation.

Inflammation has been reduced time and again with the help of PEMF’s, and the only logical conclusion at this time it that it works best because it actually gets to the true “root of the problem”.

That is a damaged cell or damaged cluster of cells.

So, what causes inflammation after the surgery?

There are a number of reasons, some of which are obvious including:

The surgical site and incision

  1. The tissue and muscle involved in the surgical procedure
  2. Scar tissue
  3. Damaged tissues or nerves

Swelling is normal, and swelling is a sign that blood flow has increased to the surgical site to bring healing to it.

Research on PEMF’s has also shown that this therapy is able to increase blood flow, reducing swelling over time.

Increased blood flow also means that swelling goes down in the appropriate time-frame, the entire body is beginning to come back into balance, and that a sense of overall well-being will ensue.

Knowing this, it is now more important to share with you how PEMF’s reduce inflammation from day one, and how it can aid in keeping inflammation at bay in the days, weeks, months, and years to come.

Eating a diet rich in foods that fight inflammation are important, and used in conjunction with a consistent dose of PEMF therapy, you should be better than you do in your post-operative condition.

PEMF’s can aid in the following ways to reduce inflammation at the core:

  1. Stimulate cells and repair them. It is not possible for anything to happen in the body without an electromagnetic exchange. When inflammation is present, there is cellular breakdown, damage, and the result is impaired chemistry. Healthy cells have numerous processes that they are responsible for, and one of them is to eliminate waste. When cells are not healthy, they cannot eliminate waste and stay healthy. The unhealthy cells keep the cycle of inflammation going.
  2. Blood and tissue oxygenation. When blood flow has increased with PEMF therapy as mentioned above, healing can begin. PEMF therapy reduces post-surgical inflammation when blood flow is carried through and delivered on time to the surgical site. Additionally, tissues become healthier as they are fed the proper nutrients through the blood stream. With the proper level of oxygen in the tissues, inflammation cannot be present.

There is a lot to this, but for the purpose of post-surgical inflammation, these two key points are so vital to the understanding of both the doctor and the patient.

So, how do you get PEMF therapy?

PEMF Therapy Reduces Post-Surgical Inflammation with Consistent Use

Getting PEMF therapy is easier now than it was 15 years ago, but the accessibility is a bit tricky.

There are now more chiropractors, naturopaths, and other health professionals that use this therapy in their practice.

It is to be applauded, but the bigger challenge is that insurance does NOT cover this therapy at this time.

It is difficult to say whether or not it will be in the future.

However, those who have integrated this into their medical practice typically charge for hourly sessions, ranging anywhere from $60 to $120 per hour.

This can be expensive for an individual who needs pain relief on a consistent basis. Reducing inflammation is not an overnight process.

It is also not a one visit process. 

This is when the pain relief challenge becomes very real. Those who suffer from chronic pain are suffering from chronic inflammation.

The struggle is always there.

Those who struggle with pain also struggle with anxiety, and struggle with how this affects their daily life.

Chronic inflammation and post-surgical inflammation do not have to plague you for the rest of your life.

Humans and animals can both suffer from various forms of arthritis, post-surgical pain, and other types of chronic pain.

Do you or someone you love suffer from post-surgical pain?

If you would like to learn more about how PEMF therapy reduces post-surgical inflammation and pain, please take a moment now to visit the “Learning Center” at

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  1. Carolyn

    I had a Total Knee Replacement on Dec. 19, 2017. I have a row of staples to close the incision. The staples will not be removed until Jan, 2, 2018. Is it safe to use either the therapy mat or the mini mat while the staples are in place? Also, how many times per day is it safe to use either the regular mat or the mini mat? What settings should I be using to help with the inflammation, bruising and swelling?
    Thank You

    • Tammy Coffin

      Hi Carolyn,

      Thank you for your comment. You really should speak with your doctor concerning these staples, as we are not able to offer medical advice. However, we can tell you that with metal it would most likely not be wise to use the mat as it emits electromganetic fields.

      The Team at PEMF Supply

  2. Patricia

    THANK YOU Tammy for your response to Carolyn. I own a PEMF unit and was hoping to let a friend of mine use it when she returned home after her hip replacement surgery. She asked her physiotherapist if it would be okay to use the mat while she still had the staples in, and her physiotherapist suggested not using the unit until after the staples were removed. It seems there are varying thoughts on whether to use the PEMF unit post surgery when staples are still in place. I think it is better to be safe than be sorry. Staples usually are in for 10 -14 days following surgery, so any time following would be good to use the PEMF unit in my opinion.

    • Tammy Coffin

      Hi Patricia,

      Tammy here.

      Thank you for your comment. Obviously, we are not doctors, but we certainly always refer folks back to their doctors or surgeons with questions that are pertinent to their case. Only they really know the individual’s medical history. Certainly, it is better to be safe than sorry…you are correct. It is probably best to never use a PEMF device if there is any metal or other device inside your body. Thanks again, and have a great day!

      Kind regards,


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