Application of low-intensity, low-frequency pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) in the treatment of osteoarthritic dogs – observational study

V.M. Sisti
Energy for Health [23], 2023

This paper reports the findings of an observational study investigating the efficacy of pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) in treating osteoarthritis (OA). OA is a degenerative joint condition which mainly affects a significant number of older dogs, leading to discomfort and reduced mobility. magnetotherapy has become a more widely accepted complementary intervention in veterinary medicine in the alleviation of pain and enhancement of joint functionality.
In this study, an analysis was conducted on a representative sample of ten dogs afflicted with OA, which were subjected to magnetotherapy treatments, two sessions per weeks, for a duration of six weeks. 
The principal indicators of interest included the degree of pain on palpation and the degree of lameness, joint mobility, muscle circumference and the dogs' level of participation and happiness. Validated assessment instruments were employed, and clinically significant data was gathered.
The observational study produced evidence showing a notable reduction in joint pain and an improvement in joint mobility for dogs treated with magnetotherapy. Additionally, pet owners reported an increase in their pets' participation and happiness levels. 
This study provides encouraging evidence for magnetotherapy's effectiveness as a therapeutic option for treating joint pain in dogs.