What is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is a musculoskeletal disease and the world’s most common joint ailment.
A slow and steady degeneration of the cartilage causes the joints to be painful and stiff. Over time, the surrounding bones, muscles and ligaments can be damaged as well.
This causes pain and restricts the flexibility of the joint which leads to a loss of mobility, disabilities and problems in everyday life.
How it develops:
Bones are connected to each other via flexible joints. In order to prevent the bones from rubbing against each other, the contact areas are covered in cartilaginous tissue. However, since cartilage has a slow metabolism, it takes a long time to regenerate. When the regeneration process is disturbed, elasticity decreases at a constant pace and the joint cartilage becomes less resilient.
Osteoarthritis does not form overnight. Joint wear due to cartilage degeneration can develop over several years. In most cases there is hardly any discomfort at first, making it barely noticeable.
Physical stress and cold or humid weather can cause the pain to be more severe.
How can MBST help with Osteoarthritis?
MBST therapy helps to regenerate the cartilage by stimulating the cells into regrowth, preserving the natural joint. Once MBST therapy is complete, the cells have been sufficiently stimulated in order to continue regenerating by themselves, reducing pain and allowing for greater movement and therefore a better quality of life.
MBST therapy requires:
No intravenous infusions
MBST is completely stress-free
During therapy, there is little to do but lay back and let MBST work for you. Most patients bring a book, listen to music, or just take a nap during the hour of comfortable therapy.
From the initial diagnosis through to aftercare, every patient is fully supported throughout the entire process by healthcare professionals and trained technicians.
How MBST works:
Metabolism is the basis of all vital body processes and requires a lot of energy. This energy is also needed in cartilage tissue to form, preserve and repair the tissue. If the cartilage cells lack energy, endogenous repair mechanisms can no longer be performed and cartilage degeneration occurs.
Chondrocytes of various sizes, shapes and metabolic activity are found in different zones of hyaline cartilage. Each chondrocyte is responsible for maintaining the extracellular matrix and metabolism in its direct vicinity. Defects in the articular cartilage affect the repair mechanism due to insufficient matrix metabolism.
For this reason, the cartilage cells must increase their metabolism to keep the ECM metabolism going. In the degenerative arthritic process, the chondrocytes can no longer compensate for the degenerated cartilage and this can result in an irreparable and complete loss of the cartilage layer.
This is where magnetic resonance therapy can be applied successfully. The MBST therapy system has been developed to transfer energy to the cartilaginous tissue in a targeted manner. The objective is to increase the metabolism and thereby re-trigger the body’s own repair mechanisms and regeneration processes. MBST therapy thus directly tackles one of the causes of osteoarthritis.