The effect of low-level laser therapy and physical exercise on pain, stiffness, function, and spatiotemporal gait variables in subjects with bilateral knee osteoarthritis: a blind randomized clinical trial

This study sought to evaluate the effects of individual and combination therapies (low-level laser therapy and physical exercises) on pain, stiffness, function, and spatiotemporal gait variables in subjects with bilateral knee osteoarthritis. It concluded that a combination of exercise and laser therapy provided the best results for the other gait variables (cadence and duration of…

Low frequency pulsed electromagnetic field — A viable alternative therapy for arthritis

Arthritis refers to more than 100 disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The existing pharmacological interventions for arthritis offer only symptomatic relief and they are not definitive and curative. Magnetic healing has been known from antiquity and it is evolved to the present times with the advent of electromagnetism. The original basis for the trial of…

Effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy on Pain, Stiffness and Physical Function in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Knee osteoarthritis is currently one of the most common joint diseases worldwide. Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy has become popular among patients with knee osteoarthritis in recent years. However, the efficacy of this therapy on joint pain, joint stiffness and physical function is regarded as controversial in published clinical trials and systematic reviews. Several new randomized…

Effects of exposure to hyperbaric oxygen on oxidative stress in rats with type II collagen-induced arthritis

Arthritis was induced in 9-week-old female Dark Agouti rats by injecting type II collagen. Serum levels of the derivatives of reactive oxygen metabolites (dROMs), which are oxidative stress markers, and C-reactive protein (CRP) in arthritic rats that were exposed to a pressure of 1.25 atmospheres absolute and an oxygen concentration of 36% for 3 weeks…

The Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen on Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Pilot Study

This case series pilot study assessed the effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO2) for treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Ten RA subjects received 30 HBO2 treatments over 6 to 10 weeks. Serial rheumatologic evaluations (ie, the Disease Activity Scale [DAS28], the Routine Assessment of Patient Index Data 3, and the Pain and Sleep Quality Questionnaire) were…