Does Arthritis Bracelet Help?

Today there are different types of bracelets that are available in the market to help people suffering from arthritis. Chief among them are Copper and Magnetic bracelets.

Need for bracelets

There are several reasons which make people go for an alternative such as bracelets.

  • Many people can feel the winter chill in their bones and joints.
  • The cold weather and added stress of winter can cause stiff joints to be even more sore, making it difficult to complete everyday chores

Copper bracelets

Copper bracelets too can have an impact on the conditions of the patient. Wearing a magnetic bracelet can ease pain caused by arthritis of the hips and knees. This fact has been proved by UK researchers.


Magnetic bracelets

Magnetic bracelets have long been touted as a way to get relief from arthritis and other painful conditions. A team of researchers worked on the effectiveness of magnetic bracelets and they came up with a series of findings:

  • Magnetic bracelets can ease pain and discomfort experienced by arthritis sufferers.
  • A significant reduction in pain scores among 65 wearers with arthritis and observed that the bracelets reduced the amount of painkillers sufferers need to take.
  • The stronger the bracelet the greater the effect
  • The researchers claim that the one-off cost of the bracelets, at an age from 30 to 50, compares well with the cost of taking painkillers in the long term.

However, studies with dummy versions of the bracelets produced mixed results, suggesting that they might have a placebo effect.

Sabona of London, the leader in manufacturing and selling of copper and copper magnetic wristbands, is taking advantage of this trend by introducing a new line of magnetic bracelets.
Warnings

A few things need to be kept in mind while using these remedies

  • Copper wristbands and magnetic products are considered to be unproven remedies.
  • Magnetic products should not be worn next to a watch.
  • Do not use magnet products during pregnancy or if you have an electrical implant such as a pacemaker.
  • Consult your doctor if you have any questions and continue with regular medical care.