One of the causes of knee arthritis is weak quadriceps muscles surrounding your knee joint. Quadriceps act as shock absorbers for your knee joint. When these muscles are weakened, more load and pressure is applied to your knee joint causing knee pain, knee swelling, and knee stiffness. Motive™ is a pain therapy solution that uses muscle stimulation to strengthen the weakened quadriceps surrounding your knee joint.
By stimulating and strengthening the quadriceps muscles, Motive helps to relieve pressure on the knee joint. This reduces pain and increases mobility in your legs, making them more comfortable while moving.
Unlike traditional knee braces, Motive wraps around your thigh instead of your knee. So, when you build muscle through stimulations—just like when you exercise or workout—your quad will more effectively support your knee. As a result, it reduces stress on your joint and provides longer-lasting pain relief.
The Motive device uses a proprietary form of NMES (Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation) to send electrical stimuli to your quadriceps muscles to cause them to contract. The signal is sent by passing an electrical impulse from the Motive Device through Therapy Pads placed on the skin over the targeted muscles. This contraction will feel like your muscles are flexing. The muscle flexion that occurs during therapy is the process by which muscles generate force and produce movement.
The overall process helps you to strengthen your muscles and increase mobility