There are three nerves that send pain signals to the brain from the knee. These nerves are irritated or damaged when the knee is afflicted with arthritis. For people with osteoarthritis, the tissue wears away and the bones rub against one another, causing pain as well. Both of these arthritic conditions can be treated using Coolief. The process for the treatment is a simple, outpatient treatment that requires very little (if any) recovery time.
The technology used behind this treatment is known as “radiofrequency (RF) ablation technology. This technology has historically been used by researchers at Rush University to help patients manage different types of pain. This treatment is a bit different in that it offers heating and cooling as opposed to only the latter. This combination of heated and cooled electrodes keeps the pain away for a much longer period of time, which is more favorable for both doctors and patients.