Are you looking for safe, non-invasive solutions for chronic pain, inflammation, and general discomfort from sports injuries, degenerative joint disease, or an injury? It’s often necessary to combine medication, physical therapy, lifestyle change, and elective procedures to create a dynamic treatment plan that improves your quality of life while keeping pain and discomfort to a minimum.
That’s why Kalamazoo Podiatry is proud to bring Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy (EMTT) to the Kalamazoo and Allegan, MI, areas. It’s an FDA-approved procedure that has proven effective with minimal risk when professionally applied. Most patients experience no discomfort during or after the procedure, and pain can start to lessen in just two or three sessions that take less than 30 minutes each.
Also known as Magnetolith, EMTT treatments are now used widely in professional and college sports. We’re excited to bring the opportunity for treatment to our patients seeking relief from foot pain, sports injuries, and a variety of other discomforts.
What is the Magnetolith System?
The Magnetolith system is a non-invasive treatment that covers an affected area of the body with a high-frequency magnetic field that boasts a higher oscillation frequency than competing treatments. The high oscillation rate allows the field to penetrate deeper into the body, delivering greater results for various musculoskeletal conditions.
Some characteristics that set EMTT apart from other non-invasive elective treatments include:
- No direct skin contact is required – stay fully clothed during your treatment.
- Fast treatments that last up to 20 minutes in length.
- Return to daily activity immediately.
- Minimal to no discomfort or side effects have been reported.
How Does the Magnetolith System Work?
The Magnetolith system utilizes the same energy as an MRI. It was designed specifically to treat musculoskeletal injuries, including a wide variety of sports injuries. The high-frequency magnetic energy can effectively provide therapeutic relief to damaged tissue to stimulate healing. It can also improve blood flow, reduce inflammation, and restore functionality to cell walls.
The path to Magnetolith treatment starts with a consultation at Kalamazoo Podiatry. We’ll help you determine if EMTT is effective for your current condition and then schedule your first treatment. You may require 8 or more treatments and can expect to start noticing improvements at least halfway through your treatment cycle.
You will remain fully clothed during Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy and will sit in a comfortable position that properly exposes the targeted treatment area. No direct contact with the EMTT machine is required.
What Does the Magnetolith System Treat?
EMTT was designed to treat injuries and diseases that impact the musculoskeletal system. It can successfully treat a variety of conditions and injuries that lead to foot and lower body pain.
Some of the most common applications for the Magnetolith system include:
- Subchondral level inflammation
- Sever’s disease
- Degenerative joint diseases
- Pain therapy
- Sports injuries
One of the biggest benefits of EMTT technology is the wide variety of potential applications. If you’re experiencing discomfort or pain that impacts your joints, tendons, or other parts of the musculoskeletal system, make sure to talk with our podiatrist about this awesome treatment option! Dr. Bredeweg can help you determine how much impact treatment may have on your condition.
Magnetolith System in the Same Category as the MLS Laser
There are some overlapping applications between EMTT and MLS laser treatments. One key distinction is the use for pediatric patients. While the MLS laser isn’t safe for treatment that involves open growth plates, the Magnetolith system is safe for pediatric patients still actively growing.
What’s the Buzz About Magnetolith Treatment?
EMTT is receiving a lot of attention in the sports industry because it’s a safe, non-invasive procedure that can help accelerate recovery rates for injured athletes. As the technology becomes more readily available to medical providers, more people suffering from pain and discomfort due to disease and injury are experiencing the benefits directly.
You don’t need to compete in professional athletics or even consider yourself a weekend warrior or amateur to benefit from Magnetolith treatments. If you live with chronic pain or are recovering from an injury to the musculoskeletal system, there’s a chance that EMTT can help ease your pain while speeding up the healing process.
Do you want to discuss how Magnetolith treatments can help you feel better faster? Contact us today at (269) 373-1019 to schedule an appointment.