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 .
Not proven to help. The magnetic therapy products available to consumers have not been proven to help arthritis. Little magnets are sometimes sewn into elastic braces. The elastic braces may help support one's limbs or joints, but 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 buying magnets, he may truly feel less pain.