pain relief

Stan613
Stan613 Member Posts: 5
edited 11. Jan 2020, 13:01 in Living with arthritis
I am using a "B class Laser" which is a class 1 laser product
and Dorylax pro frame to relieve pain in the thigh and knee.
Seems to be working for pain relief any thoughts or information regarding these products Thanks Stan

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  • moderator
    moderator Moderator Posts: 4,086
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Stan

    I have googled both the laser and the frame you mention and found both very interesting. I believe some physiotherapists might use low level laser therapy and the frame looks intriguing.

    Just out of interest what made you try these methods?

    I can't recall anyone on here mentioning either and will be very keen to hear how you get on.

    Ellen
  • Stan613
    Stan613 Member Posts: 5
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    moderator wrote:
    Hi Stan

    I have googled both the laser and the frame you mention and found both very interesting. I believe some physiotherapists might use low level laser therapy and the frame looks intriguing.

    Just out of interest what made you try these methods?

    I can't recall anyone on here mentioning either and will be very keen to hear how you get on.

    Ellen
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,271
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Stan.

    If you want to reply to a post just click on the red 'reply to topic' writing to the left, below the post not the 'reply with quote' on the right and a bit higher up.

    I've never heard anyone mention these things on here.
    "The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain." Kahlil Gibran
  • Mike1
    Mike1 Member Posts: 1,759
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I see that one of the claims on the Dorylax website is that after using the machine discs regenerate, this is a false claim as damaged discs cannot regenerate according to medics. I Googled medical evidence for the Dorylax but found none whatsoever.
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    As I see it this frame is merely more pseudo-scientific guff. I do not doubt the value of the placebo effect but that should never be confused with an actual physical benefit. Remember APOS therapy? No? No wonder. The con wheel keeps happily turning thanks to the exploitation of the fears and worries of the many by the few.

    I am always fearful that using such things without correct medical consent, guidance and input put could cause me more physical harm and accelerate the joint damage I already have. I exercise suitably, regularly do my physio exercises, try to keep my weight down, use prescribed pain dullers well within their limits and mental distraction to stay on top of things. Does it reduce my perception of the pain? Most of the time, yes, and when it doesn't that is entirely down to me for not making the proper effort.

    As for the laser what is that supposed to achieve? I can see that heat is helpful whilst it's being applied but as soon as it's taken away and we start moving it all starts up again . . . DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben