Folklore remedies for pain and inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis include the application of magnets and copper to the skin. Despite the popular use of devices containing magnets or copper for this purpose, little research has been conducted to evaluate the efficacy of such treatments.
Myofascial decompression can be performed through the use of cupping. Traditional cupping involves using glass cups with a quick flash of a flame to create negative pressure inside the cup and the cups are placed in one spot for a short length of time. Often, circular marks remain on the skin from the negative pressure of the cups.
The Maitland-Australian Approach is considered a cornerstone of Orthopedic Manual Therapy for treatment of both spinal and peripheral conditions. The Maitland-Australian Approach uses primarily the assessment and treatment of the patient’s signs and symptoms to develop an effective treatment plan.
Low back pain can often be the result of spinal joints that are not moving well or produce pain. The spinal bones are called vertebrae and the joints between the spinal bones can be likened to a triangle.
Evidence-based recommendations have been issued by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The APTA partnered with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign to provide specific, evidence-based recommendations