Arthritis Cure

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Introduction/Background

Non-pharmacological methods have the 1 last update 2020/07/09 an important role in the complex treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The combination of cryotherapy and neuromuscular electrostimulation (NMES) is one of the new non-pharmacological methodic that reduces pain and local inflammation.Non-pharmacological methods have an important role in the complex treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The combination of cryotherapy and neuromuscular electrostimulation (NMES) is one of the new non-pharmacological methodic that reduces pain and local inflammation.

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The study group comprised 69 RA patients, 52.4 ± 17.6 years, 88.4% women with moderate activity (DAS28 3.48 ± 1.17) who received standard therapy: methotrexate or leflunamide, glucocorticoids < 10 mg prednisolone (43.5%), NSAIDs. The criterion for inclusion was the presence of pain and a decrease in muscle strength in the hand. Three groups were randomly assigned to 23 patients who received 10 daily procedures: group 1 NMES on the posterior surface of the forearm muscles, with cooling (t −10 °C), group 2 NMES on the posterior surface of the forearm muscles, with false cooling (t +10 °C), group 3 only cryotherapy with cooling (t −10 °C), NMES was switched off. Evaluation of the results was conducted after 28 days.

Results

In group 1, there was a greater improvement in comparison with groups 2 and 3. DAS28 decreased from 3.51 ± 1.31 to 3.11 ± 1.07, from 3.44 ± 1.24 to 3.34 ± 1.12 and from 3.45 ± 1.24 to 3.31 ± 1.24 (P < 0.05). Severity of pain (100 mm VAS) decreased by 15.01 ± 5.21, 6.4 ± 5.45 and 8.12 ± 5.01 mm (P < 0.05). The increase of compression force of the most affected hand > 50% was noted in 53.0%, 18.2% and 25.6% of patients (P < 0.05). In 5 patients from group 1 who had symptoms of the carpal canal, a significant decrease in numbness of the fingers was noted. Serious side effects were not noted.

Conclusion

Arthritis Curehow to Arthritis Cure for Cryotherapy and NMES can reduce pain and improve function in RA. The combined use of cryotherapy with NMES provides more pronounced effect and is well tolerated.

Keywords

Cryotherapy
Neuromuscular electrostimulation
Rheumatoid arthritis
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