Q: My father
in-law suffers very badly from arthritis of the knees, to the extent
that he is virtually housebound as he cannot go up or down the flight of stairs
his home. He is taking various medication for other medical matters and has had to stop taking
strong pain killers and anti inflammatory tablets as they were causing a serious problem.
wearer of a magnetic bracelet and a firm believer in its therapeutic properties I would be
grateful if you could advise me on the best thing to get and what strength to look for.
Unfortunately I do not think he is likely to wear the strap above the knee.
Sandie Reed (21.09.05)
Thank you for your email.
Unfortunately the knee straps would have been the best thing, especially as we
now do them in a super strength version which would have been ideal for your
father in law's serious condition.
They can be worn either above or below the knee and are made from a soft
neoprene that fastens with velcro, so they are comfortable and adjustable. The
straps are only an inch wide (approx) and are full washable at 40 degrees.
If he did'nt want to wear these then he would have to just use single magnets
attached to the knee with elastoplast or micropore tape or some other kind of
surgical tape. He would need 4 high strength magnets on each knee (2600 gauss
The magnets should be worn all the time, day and night, just removing them for
bathing, swimming etc. So the straps could easily be undone and then put back on
whereas the single magnets would need to be reapplied every time the tape
started to un-stick.
Drinking magnetised water will also help. The magnetism from the water is easily
and quickly absorbed into the body and the blood. The effects of drinking at
least 4 glasses a day are incredible. It will increase the effects of any
magnets used on the outside of the body, particularly important in this case,
and also improve circulation. It can also help with high
blood pressure, high cholesterol, the control of blood sugar levels in
Diabetics, IBS, crohn's disease, diverticulitis, colitis, eczema, psoriasis,
stress and anxiety.
If you need anymore information please get in touch.
Many thanks for your reply, one more question. If I could convince him
to wear the straps would they need to be worn every day in the same way I wear
my bangle or would he only put them on when things begin to flare
Thanks for your reply.
At first he should wear them all the time. Once he has relieved his pain then he
can take them off and just wear them when he has a flare up, but definitely for
the first 3 months he should really wear them 24 hours a day 7 days a week if at