Today I read a study, from the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, stating there’s a new treatment available for osteoarthritis sufferers. Rather than steroid or anaesthetic injections being offered to people in pain, there’s now a radiological treatment, called cooled radio-frequency ablation (c-RFA).
23 people with osteoarthritis received c-RFA treatment, after they’d become unresponsive to all previous anti-inflammatory and steroid treatments. 12 had shoulder pain, while 11 were in hip pain. There were no adverse affects or complications after treatment. All 23 showed between 66-70% improvement in functional movement, and had 70-85% decrease in their pain levels. What an amazing breakthrough!
Last year Dr Gonzales showed a study involving a similar procedure for the treatment of knee arthritis. 95% of arthritis cases are either in the knee, shoulder or hip. This new treatment can help stop the pain in all three areas.
Dr Gonzalez states “We’re just scratching the surface here. We’d like to explore how well this treatment works on patients in other settings, such as trauma, amputations, and especially in cancer patients with metastatic disease.”
What great news that there’s something new available, to give relief from the pain of arthritis.
Source – Radiological Society of America
This message is for the person who had a tough week, the one who had an amazing week, the one who did something life-changing, the one who did something tiny – that may, or may not make a huge difference, the one who had a meltdown on Tuesday, and yet made it through….
To all of you – You’re absolutely magic
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