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Doctor insights on: Does Wearing A Magnetic Ring Or Bracelet Really Work For Helping Arthritis

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Does magnetic therapy work for arthritis?

Not impressed: I have not been terribly impresses with magnets for joint pain. However if someone asks about it i will not discourage them from trying it. ...Read more

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Does copper, magnetic, or Phiten brand jewelry and or braces really work for pain such as arthritis?

Does copper, magnetic, or Phiten brand jewelry and or braces really work for pain such as arthritis?

Yes: data suggests it does. Part of it by helping circulation and calm inflammation down. But exact mechanisms are not well understood. Know this though, we are made if magnetic energy, and whole body responds to energy including Magnetic energy, in a more positive context at lower steady influences. Copper and hematite tend to have some of the most positive effects. Finally, if u believe it, it will! ...Read more

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How does magnetic arthritis jewelry work, and how can you tell the difference between good and bad quality beads?

How does magnetic arthritis jewelry work, and how can you tell the difference between good and bad quality beads?

They don't work: There is no difference, it's all "magic beans." if they worked, would doctors sell them too, so that they could make more money? ...Read more

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Do copper bracelet benefit in relieving arthritis pain?

Do copper bracelet benefit in relieving arthritis pain?

No: No scientific evidence prove today of the effeteness of the metal bracelet for arthritis pain. Mostly placebo effects. ...Read more

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Does a necklace of magnets help headaches or a bracelet help arthritis?

Does a necklace of magnets help headaches or a bracelet help arthritis?

Not proven helpful: The magnetic therapy products available to consumers have not been proven to help arthritis. Little magnets are sometimes sewn into bracelets or necklaces. The bracelets may be fashionable, but the magnets do not provide any additional benefits. However, pain is very subjective, so if a person believes he is doing more to treat his pain by wearing magnets, he may truly sense less pain. ...Read more

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How do I get boxwood for arthritis and does it really work?

How do I get boxwood for arthritis and does it really work?

Careful: Boxwood is a very common shrub in the us. The leaves should not be used as they can cause serious harm, including death. I am unsure where you would obtain this but there is no evidence that this is helpful for arthritis. ...Read more

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I put arthritis medication on my penis to last longer. It works really well. I don't put it in the penis hole. Is this unsafe in any way?

I put arthritis medication on my penis to last longer. It works really well. I don't put it in the penis hole. Is this unsafe in any way?

Confusing...: Sorry, this makes no sense. I cannot imagine an arthritis drug that would be applied to the penis, or that it would help arthritis in any way. Do you have something like psoriasis or reactive arthritis, which can cause skin problems on the penis? And maybe using a cortisone-related cream for that purpose? In any case, discuss this with the doctor who prescribed the medication. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medications work for arthritis?

What medications work for arthritis?

Depends on arthritis: It depends on which type of arthritis you have. Osteoarthritis, which is very common for example in the knees can be linked to obesity and part of the recommendations is weight loss/exercise for this. Rheumatoid arthritis needs to be started on specific medications called DMARD's and gout for example another type of arthritis can be treated with NSAID's, colchicine, prednisone and/or others. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more