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Three Ways to Quell® Chronic Knee Pain

10/27/2020 • Shai Gozani M.D., Ph.D.

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Do you have chronic knee pain?  You are not alone.  About one-quarter of adults in the US suffer from frequent knee pain, which limits mobility, disrupts sleep and decreases quality of life.

There are various ways of treating knee pain, but unfortunately no panacea.  First and foremost, it is essential to remain physically active in order to keep the knee flexible, strengthen the leg muscles around the knee, and maintain overall fitness and health.  Extra weight exacerbates knee pain because the knee is one of the two main load bearing joints in the body along with the hip.  Of course, keeping active with knee pain can be challenging because certain movements may hurt, and you may fear exacerbating the underlying problem causing your knee pain.  Along with activity during the day, a sufficient amount of high-quality sleep is essential.  There is a close relationship between sleep and pain.  Insufficient sleep lowers your pain threshold and increases how much pain you experience.

If activity, sleep and a healthy lifestyle are not enough to control your knee pain, there are medical and surgical options.  The most common medications are anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen.  If the pain is severe and disabling, prescription opioids may be used, but these drugs are associated with substantial side effects and can lead to addiction.  Knee replacement surgery, called total knee arthroplasty, is an option for some people, however it is expensive and has a long recovery time.  Are there additional safe and health options that you should consider?  We think so, and in this blog post we will cover ways that the Quell device can help you manage your knee pain.

Quell Wearable Pain Relief

Quell is the only true wearable TENS device and also the most advanced over-the-counter pain relief technology available.  It is particularly well suited for knee pain because it is designed to be worn just below the knee, is not much larger than a credit card, and is comfortable enough to use throughout the day and overnight.  Here are three ways that Quell can help you manage your chronic knee pain.

#1 – Get Active

As a wearable TENS device, you can use Quell to reduce your chronic knee pain while engaging in activities and exercise that you choose and love.  Most TENS devices are wired and using them for knee pain looks something like the image below, which hardly seems like a good way to encourage you to get active.

With Quell, you simply place the device on your leg and go about your day.  It is comfortable and will automatically manage therapy for you, so you can focus on being active.

#2 – Get Sleep

Quell is the only TENS device that can be safely and effectively used while sleeping.  Just place Quell on your leg before going to sleep and select the sleep mode that works the best for you (see this post for details about sleep modes).  Use Quell to help you break the vicious cycle of pain and poor sleep.

#3 – Get Data

Are you experiencing less pain, and is pain interfering less with your life?  Are you more active, getting more sleep, is your mood improving?  These are the questions to ask as you use Quell to manage your knee pain.  It may be helpful to have objective data to help guide your pain relief journey.  Quell automatically tracks your actively, gait and sleep – just wear the device for therapy and you get this information via the mobile app.  The information from Quell will tell you how active you have been, if your gait is improving as your pain level drops and if you are sleeping better.  Let Quell provide some guidance as you reclaim your life from chronic pain.  To learn more, visit our website.

In summary, chronic knee pain is disruptive and challenging.  But there are steps you can take to reduce the pain and improve your quality of life.  Consider trying Quell wearable pain relief, you have nothing to lose and so much to gain.

About The Author
Shai Gozani M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Gozani is an expert in non-invasive neurostimulation. He received his M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology. Dr. Gozani earned his Ph.D. in Neurobiology, M.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and B.A. in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. Following his studies, Dr. Gozani conducted post-doctoral research at Harvard Medical School and MIT. He holds 36 U.S. patents and has authored over 30 articles in scientific and clinical peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Gozani is founder, president and CEO of NeuroMetrix, Inc.; which designs and manufactures Quell.

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