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Does Microcurrent Therapy Work On Arthritis
Mixed results: Magnet therapy has been around for over 100 years. The studies on these therapies have been inconclusive as to their effectiveness of joint pain. I have some patients who use magnets and swear by them and others who have tried them and get no relief. I do not believe there is any harm in using them but I do not generally recommend them ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Placebo effect: Acupuncture has shown a strong palcebo effect in rheumatic conditions. Studies have been done in oa, ra, neck and back pain, and fibromyalgia. Obviously, just like any treatments either well studied or not, acupuncture will help some people with arthritis, but there is no strong evidence that it will help arthritis in general. It also can get expensive since insurance usually doesnt cover it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many ways: A number of chemicals/neurotransmitters can be impacted by acupuncture: serotonin, norepinephrine, substance p, gaba, dopamine, b- endorphin, acth, dynorphins, leucine - enkephalin & methionine-enkephalin. Acupuncture also blocks obstructions in blood flow, lymphatic drainage, nerve conduction and chi. Different forms of acupuncture have different impacts on the body. See below. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Immunosuppressive therapy is not used for osteoarthritis which is the most common type of arthritis. At least at this point, the factors that lead to osteoarthritis seem to be more degenerative in nature than autoimmune. Overactive immune systems play the major role in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, lupus and others. ...Read more
Release...: Laser therapy for things like arthritis/spondylosis of the spine is an alternative to traditional surgical methods whereby the arthritis is "cleaned out" by a laser rather than a typical surgical instrument. Laser therapy procedures supposedly have better recovery rates; and less complications...But this is operator dependent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have knee tendonitis. Prescribed physical therapy. Had electro therapy on the knee, they want 8 sessions. Does this sound like the right treatment?
Tendonitis: Hi, sounds right, good luck.Get a more detailed answer ›
Replenish aged fluid: Oil is to a car as hyaluronic acid (supartz) is to a body. As we age, the fluid in our joints becomes less effective. Supartz (purified hyaluronic acid from rooster combs) is used to help in replenishing the lubricating and cushioning effects of joint fluid. Supartz is approved for injection into the knee joint. After several injections, a patient may have less pain and better knee movement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alpha - Stim: Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation - doesn't work on 100% of people. I currently use this with a # of my patients. It helps the majority. I test the patient with CES first. If it isn't making a difference - we don't use it. The patients who find it effective really love it. Yes it can help. Take care. ...Read more
Variable: Magnet therapy has been around for over 100 years and keeps popping up every 25 years or so. I have some patients who get relief of pain from magnets and others who do not. The exact mechanism of magnet therapy is not known. The effectiveness of magnets is sketchy in my opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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