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Vol:226 Issue:4 Number:1 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #14496
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Swedish Massage for Improvement of Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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OrthoEvidence. Swedish Massage for Improvement of Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis. ACE Report. 2022;226(4):1. Available from:

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

The effect of Swedish massage on pain in rheumatoid arthritis patients: A randomized controlled trial

Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2022 Feb;46: 101524.

Contributing Authors:
F Sahraei Z Rahemi Z Sadat B Zamani NM Ajorpaz M Afshar E Mianehsaz

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Sixty patients with rheumatoid arthritis were randomized to receive 8 weeks of Swedish massage therapy plus routine treatment (n=30) or routine treatment alone (n=30). The outcomes of interest included pain scores on a Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and painkiller consumption, measured upon completion of the treatment program and 1 month after the last session. The results of the analyses showed Swedis...

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