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Radio waves stun nerves for pain relief

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New pain relief method looks like it could be promising. 

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For those with arthritis in the knee, studies show this form of nerve pain relief is better than steroid injections and appears to last for up to a year in 65 percent of patients.

 

A small new paper, presented at a recent conference, now suggests similar benefits for those with chronic hip and shoulder joint pain. 

 

Today, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is sometimes used to reduce pain caused by arthritis, but cooled radiofrequency ablation (CRFA) uses internally cooled probes to deliver more energy into the tissue, creating lesions many times larger and providing prolonged pain relief, as well as improved function. 

 

There are also no significant adverse side effects that have been found. Unlike surgery, the procedure is non-invasive, and unlike pain medication, there's no risk of repeated use or addiction.

 

The research is still preliminary, but the authors say the results are "very impressive and promising."

 

"The patients with shoulder pain had a decrease in pain of 85 percent, and an increase in function of approximately 74 percent," says Gonzalez. 

 

"In patients with hip pain, there was a 70 percent reduction in pain, and a gain in function of approximately 66 percent."

https://www-sciencealert-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.sciencealert.com/experimental-therapy-for-arthritis-stuns-nerves-and-slows-pain-to-the-brain/amp?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=16060153901191&csi=1&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From %1%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sciencealert.com%2Fexperimental-therapy-for-arthritis-stuns-nerves-and-slows-pain-to-the-brain

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