26 Jun Fighting Rheumatoid Arthritis And Winning: Start Early, Treat Often
Fighting Rheumatoid Arthritis And Winning: Start Early, Treat Often
Have you ever had a day where your wrist or knee just plain hurt? It probably ruined your plans for the day and ended up making most of the time you were awake unenjoyable. You might’ve even had trouble falling asleep and getting away from the pain.
What would you do if every day was like that?
Rheumatoid arthritis impacts roughly 1.3 million Americans with days, weeks, months, and years just like that. They cry out for a reprieve from pain, and it turns out that offices just like yours can deliver the relief those people so richly deserve.
And, the sooner you start offering help, the better their lives will be.
How to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis: Start Delivering Therapy Immediately
Scientists and researchers this month unveiled findings that treating rheumatoid arthritis as soon as a diagnosis is given can help reduce the pain it causes immediately, as well as over the patient’s lifetime.
The best thing to do is actually to start treatments like electrotherapy via bioelectronics devices when patients are still in the “pre-rheumatoid arthritis” stages. Speaking at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology 2017 in Madrid, Spain, the researchers said early treatment would lessen pain significantly.
So, why choose electrotherapy over surgeries, medication, and other treatments?
That’s a great question. We asked it too as part of a broader look at how to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
And here’s the answer according to the presentation: early treatment does not necessarily stop the progression of the disease itself, it typically will only reduce the pain and inflammation that the disease causes.
So, electrotherapy and bioelectronic devices like the WellnessPro Plus focus on the main achievable outcome of treatment. They also avoid the potential for addiction and long-term harm that are more common in treatments that rely on pain medication and therapies.
Electrotherapy is the safe, reliable option. And based on the review of recent and longitudinal studies, this likely translates to other forms of arthritis, even the more “usage-related” forms such as osteoarthritis.
Treating Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis
This month we’ve been discussing rheumatoid arthritis, a long-term condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. It typically impacts the hands, wrists, and feet, with some days being worse than others.
It is an autoimmune condition, so it can impact people of any age and at any part of the body. The autoimmune nature means that it involves the body attacking itself, leading to inflammation and damage in ligaments, tendons, bones, and cartilage. It also can lead to problems throughout the body in specific locations plus generalized conditions such as fatigue and unexplained weight loss.
Osteoarthritis usually impacts joints that are worn over time, preventing them from moving smoothly and without pain. The condition typically means that some of the cartilage on the end of the bone has been damaged and leads to issues with the bone.
It occurs when the cartilage or cushion between joints breaks down leading to pain, stiffness, and swelling. pain. Weight, injury, overuse, and genetics are the most common causes of this ailment.
Symptoms of osteoarthritis include swelling of joints during use, stiffness after resting, pain, the growth of bone spurs, and a scraping sensation in joints like the knee.
So, is there any good news to these ailments being so similar? We say, yes!
While the pain patients’ experience may be different, both can be treated with bioelectronic therapy.
Devices like our WellnessPro Plus can be used to address inflammation and mitigate the pain in common trouble spots.
If you suffer from either condition, bioelectronic therapy can improve your daily life. Long-term treatment (which may only last weeks for some) may also lead to broader increases in health if the pain was the cause for lack of sleep or other concerns.
By interrupting pain signals in the body, the WellnessPro Plus delivers relief right where it is needed most. Let’s give arthritis sufferers back the ability to enjoy every day, go for a walk with friends, and take part in their favorite hobbies.
It’s time to keep pain from stopping you or your patients from enjoying life.
If you want to learn more about the benefits of electrotherapy and how electrical stimulation can provide you with all-natural pain relief, download your free brochure about the WellnessPro Plus , the most advanced doctor-recommended TENS unit on the market. If you have specific questions, contact Electromedical Technologies or call us at toll-free (888) 880-7888.