I was recently speaking with a friend about his health, and learned that both he and his wife face expensive surgeries for a meniscus tear. Since becoming involved in alternative health care and electroceuticals, I always try to research each condition new to me so I can understand whether it might be helped by the products we offer. And this paragraph from WebMD immediately jumped out at me.
“Treatment for meniscal tears depends on the size and location of the tear. Other factors which influence treatment include age, activity level and related injuries. The outer portion of the meniscus, often referred to as the “red zone,” has a good blood supply and can sometimes heal on its own if the tear is small. In contrast, the inner two thirds of the meniscus, known as the “white zone,” does not have a good blood supply. Tears in this region will not heal on their own as this area lacks blood vessels to bring in healing nutrients.”
Better blood flow is exactly what we offer. Proven to be up to 30% better blood flow and oxygen/nutrient delivery. So this immediately gave me a scientifically supported explanation for all the various anecdotal stories I have heard about knee injuries and avoiding surgery from people using our products. This is very common among older adults, with many senior adults suffering from this condition. Let’s look at some background information.
What is a Meniscus Tear?
A meniscus is a piece of cartilage in your knee that cushions and stabilizes the joint. It protects the bones from wear and tear. A good twist of the knee can tear the meniscus. In some cases, a piece of the shredded cartilage breaks loose and catches in the knee joint, causing it to lock up.
Meniscus tears are common in contact sports like football as well as noncontact sports requiring jumping and cutting such as volleyball and soccer. They can happen when a person changes direction suddenly while running, and often occur at the same time as other knee injuries, like an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. Meniscus tears are a special risk for older athletes since the meniscus weakens with age. More than 40% of people 65 or older have them.
When you tear your meniscus, you might experience symptoms like:
- Pain in the knee
- Difficulty bending and straightening the leg
- A popping sensation during the injury
- A tendency for your knee to lock up or get “stuck”
What is interesting (and frustrating) is that standard treatments for a torn meniscus include:
- Resting your knee – stay off it and keep it elevated
- Ice to reduce swelling
- Stretching to strengthen the muscles around the meniscus
- Pain Drugs (the authorized answer to everything)
- Physical Therapy
- Stem Cell Therapy
But in the USA, most medical professional have not heard of our machines, or what they can do. In Europe we would be first on the list of treatments, especially in hospitals and clinics. Because while we are not authorized to treat any specific condition or disease, what the FDA WILL allow us to say is that we promote blood flow throughout the body. We are non-invasive and safe. You don’t even need a doctor’s prescription. Going back to where this article began, good blood flow is a primary indicator of whether a meniscus tear can heal on its own or need surgery. So it makes sense that this should be a first choice, especially for minor tears and new injuries.
My friend’s surgery will cost $65,000. Even the copays and deductibles will be more expensive than the entire cost of one of our machines. Our machine can be used by his whole family for the next 10-20 years, He can even invite friends to use it. They will get all the benefits of using our devices, along with possibly helping with the knee injury.
The only challenge I have in order to help my friend is that he lives on the East Coast of Florida (about 3 hours away). And he works more than an hour away from my office, so it will be hard to get him in every day for a couple of weeks to try it out and see if it will help. Obviously he wants to try it to be sure it helps him before investing in his own machine. We are working on getting him a trial. Now we can’t help everyone. Severely torn or severed meniscus probably wont be helped by more blood flow. But you would be surprised how many people won’t even take the time to learn about what we do. Many people seemingly would rather live in pain or face surgery than try something new (only in this country). I wish I could understand it. For open-minded people who live within driving distance, we offer free educational seminars to learn about our technology. Invite your doctor to attend if you like. We offer daily sessions so you can give it a fair 10 session trial to see if it helps. Isn’t it worth a little time to learn if it can relieve your pain and avoid an expensive (and possibly risky) surgery? Come to one of our free seminars and learn more.