Can Knee Decompression with Knee on Trac Therapy
Help Your Painful Knee Condition?
Knee on Trac isolates the knee and applies effective, mild mechanical traction that gently separates the two main bones of the knee joint, the femur (thigh bone) and the top of the tibia (shin bone). Decompression of the joint creates a vacuum effect to bring more nutrient-rich fluid into the area. The tendons, ligaments and other soft tissues around the joint are also gently stretched. The combined effect helps re-establish some of the natural joint space and cushioning in the knee.
How Does Knee Decompression Therapy Work?
A typical session is about 10 minutes depending on your condition. You simply sit in the treatment chair with your leg comfortably extended, and straps are placed over the upper thigh and just below the knee. Our therapist will then chose the appropriate protocol with the right traction intensity and time for you. You will feel a gentle separation of the knee joint. For most treatment protocols you will feel the knee pull and separate followed by a release of tension in a mild pumping action that is highly therapeutic for the knee. Static traction may be used for some conditions.
Several sessions over a period of a few weeks are typically required. Treating at least 2-3 times per week is required to achieve the best results.
What Are The Benefits of Knee on Trac?
Over the course of several sessions, Knee on Trac may help:
- Rehydrate the knee by increasing the volume and movement of synovial fluid. Synovial fluid is responsible for joint lubrication and the transport of oxygen and nutrients necessary to regenerate and heal cells and tissues in the knee.
- Reduce inflammation throughout the knee, providing pain relief while reducing swelling.
- Open up and create more space in the knee joint for less internal friction and bone-on-bone movement.
- Increase flexibility and range of motion in the knee to help restore function and the ability to perform daily activities as well as exercise.
- Expedite the healing process, helping people recover from acute injuries more quickly.
- Increase flexibility and range of motion in the knee, allowing people to walk and run more easily following knee decompression treatment.