Magneto-Therapy in Physiotherapy -- Does it work?

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Does exist proof of succesful benefits?
I would be glad to know if there is evidence of the efficiency of physiotherapy based on magnetism.
 

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Summary:: Does exist proof of succesful benefits?

I would be glad to know if there is evidence of the efficiency of physiotherapy based on magnetism.
Welcome to PF.

I believe I've seen an FDA approved treatment involving magnets, but I'll have to do a quick search. Which therapies do you have in mind? Can you post links to reputable websites (including the FDA) that have information about the therapies you are asking about?
 
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This is the treatment I was thinking of (but it's for treating OCD, not general physiotherapy):

https://www.fda.gov/news-events/pre...ation-treatment-obsessive-compulsive-disorder

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Dear Berkeman

Thnks for your answer.
No intracraneal applications!
Only its use to relieve joint pain or tendinitis.
 
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FYI

I believe I've seen an FDA approved treatment involving magnets, but I'll have to do a quick search.
Please be aware that this device was submitted under a new Trump-era FDA doctrine called "de novo" submission which bypasses most safeguards regarding effectiveness. It also clears the way for marketing the product as part of a 510k submission if I comprehend. It is, of course, a corruption.
https://www.fda.gov/about-fda/cdrh-...matic-class-iii-designation-de-novo-summaries

"Because devices classified under this pathway (De N ovodevices) are low to moderate r isk devices, they may not need to confer a s substantial a b enefit to pa tie nts7in orde r to have a favorable benefit-risk prof ile . Devices granted marke tingauthority under De Novorequests should be suffi ciently understood to explain all the r isks and benefits of the device such that a ll risks can be a ppropriately mitigated through theapplication of general and/or special c ontrols to provide reasonable a ssurance of s afetyand effectivene ss. Fur ther, devices classified under De Novorequests may serve a s predicates f or future devices which can be a ppropriately regulated through the 510(k) pr og ram; therefore, FDA carefully considers the benefit-risk prof ile of these de vices in the de termination that there is reasonable a ssuranc e of s afety and effectivene"

I believe it speaks little to bona-fide clinical effectiveness
 
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Thanks
I was thinking in some experimental report, pro or con.
 
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Dear Berkeman

Thnks for your answer.
No intracraneal applications!
Only its use to relieve joint pain or tendinitis.
I haven't seen anything valid for that. Lots of woo devices, but nothing with FDA approval (and even that, modulo the clarification by @hutchphd above).
 
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thanks to both of you.
 
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulsed_electromagnetic_field_therapy
Partial acceptance, there are links to the published research. The companies involved had legal action taken against them later on for violating FDA rules about advertising.

One off label use is for type II diabetic patients - button magnets for improved healing rates post podiatric surgery for 24 hours using a set of magnets embedded in the dressing.
 

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