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are infrared lights good for rheumatism pains?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
The warm joints!: Warming inflamed joints can help alleviate symptoms of joint pain. However, no benefit, other than symptom improvement occurs. (this has been shown about warm paraffin baths for hands in rheumatoid arthritis.).

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Is it true infrared lights are good for rheumatism pains?

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
Infrared: Controversial. Mixed results with research. Mostly not felt to be beneficial.

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