Cutting Edge Tech To Relieve Pain In Arthritis Patients

Local application of ice for reducing swelling and inflammation is an age old practice. Cutting edge technology helps in relieving the pain, says Augustine Joseph, Chief consultant, First Physio @ Itham Centre, RS Puram.
For the first time in Coimbatore, whole body cryotherapy is available for treatment of joint pains, sports injuries, enhancing performances and relaxation. The centre has been running now for 3 months and this is what Augustine says, “Patients with severe disability conditions like Ankylosing Spondylitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia have taken full course of treatment of whole body cryotherapy and have reported decrease in the CRP (inflammation marker), increased mobility and reduction of medication”.
Although this technology is more than 40 years old and widespread in Europe and in the US for the past 10 years, it is not still available here in India.
What we do is expose the patient to very cold temperature (-110° to -180° C) for a brief duration of time (1½ to 3 minutes). This generates a set of immunological and metabolic reactions that release natural healing substances within the body which helps the patient.
Along with physiotherapy, whole body cryotherapy offers hope and relief for people with chronic pain to have better quality of life and independence in leading a routine life. For details call 8903540001.

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