A study, recently published by the British Medical Journal, has aimed to find a new approach for treating joint pain. The goal of the study was to determine the clinical effectiveness of common surgical procedures, compared to having no treatment at all.
Living with joint pain can greatly reduce mobility and reduce quality of life. So, are the treatments currently available effective? Let’s look at what the study found and the best joint pain treatments you should consider…
What did the study find?
The umbrella study carried out a meta-analysis of the ten most common orthopaedic elective surgeries. These included a total knee replacement, arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, and carpal tunnel decompression.
Data from randomised controlled trials showed total knee replacements and carpal tunnel decompression were superior to non-surgical methods. All other surgical options were not found to be any better or worse than non-surgical treatments.
Improvements have been made in non-surgical treatments in recent years, with options such as MBST showing particular promise. This means many patients can find relief without going under the knife.
The benefits of MBST for joint pain
MBST, or Magnetic Resonance Therapy, is a non-invasive treatment that works by stimulating cell regeneration. It does this at a molecular level, producing long-term results. The therapy can be used to treat a vast range of musculoskeletal issues such as Osteoarthritis, cartilage damage, and sports injuries.
Just some of the benefits of MBST include:
- Non-invasive treatment
- Effective results
MBST can be used to treat a wide range of joint problems. It is a non-invasive, painless procedure that is known to provide excellent results. In some cases, it may be a good alternative to a knee replacement procedure. However, it is important to note that it might not be the right option for everyone.
MBST can be a particularly great option for those in the early to mid-stages of Osteoarthritis. However, it’s important to book a consultation to determine whether it is the right treatment for you.