TENS and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis - what is it?
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic condition, with various joints becoming inflamed. The inflammation causes pain, stiffness, swelling and even loss of function. The problem lies with the protective sac which surrounds joints. The sac contains fluid which cushions joints and supplies nutrients and oxygen to cartilage. Imflammation of the protective sac gradually destroys collagen and cartillage, narrowing the joint space and damaging the bone.
In Progressive rheumatoid arthritis, damage is accelerated when sac fluid and inflamed cells accumulate to form thickened tissue. This tissue produces enzymes that destroy nearby cartilage, which in turn attracts more inflammatory cells, exacerbating the problem.
Can TENS help rheumatoid arthritis?
When treating the pain associated with Rheumatoid arthritis, TENS offers a powerful alternative to pain-killing drugs. It is non-invasive, fast acting, drug-free.
Pads are placed on or near the area of the arthritis pain. TENS sends soothing pulses via TENS electrodes through the skin and along the nerve fibers. The pulses suppress the arthritis pain signals to the brain. TENS also encourages the body to produce higher levels of its own natural pain killing chemicals i.e. endorphins and encephalins.
Body Clock offers a full range of tens units, ems units and other pain relief devices. Body Clock supply hospitals and health centers worldwide.
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