TENS and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis - what is it?
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic condition in which various joints become 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. The imflammation of the protective sac gradually destroys collagen and hence the cartillage, narrowing the joint space and damaging the bone.
In Progressive rheumatoid arthritis the damage is accelerated when the 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, therby perpetuating the problem.
Can TENS help rheumatoid arthritis?
When treating the pain associated with Rheumatoid arthritis, TENS machines offer an excellent alternative to pain-killing drugs. It is a non-invasive, fast acting and drug-free. It is ideal for the treatment of arthritis. TENS electrodes are placed on or near the area of pain. Soothing pulses that are sent via the pads through the skin and along the nerve fibres. The pulses (controlled by the user at all times) suppress pain signals to the brain.
TENS also encourages the body to produce higher levels of its own natural pain killing chemicals called endorphins and encephalins.
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