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Massage plus topical analgesic more effective than massage alone for hand arthritis pain


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Massage therapy plus topical analgesic is more effective than massage alone for hand arthritis pain

J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2014 Jul;18(3):322-5

Contributing Authors: T Field M Diego L Solien-Wolfe

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Synopsis

20 females, who had been diagnosed with hand arthritis, were randomly assigned into 1 of 2 groups to determine the effect massage therapy with or without a topical analgesic had on patient important outcomes. Results from the study demonstrated that massage therapy with a topical analgesic significantly improved hand function, grip strength, hand pain, occurrence of depressed moods, and occurrence...

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