Use of Ceramic Magnets for Pain Relief in Hip Joints - Any thoughts or opinions welcome

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Hi everyone. I have severe osteoarthritis in my right hip. I'm unable to take anti-inflammatory medication due to sensitivity and was also denied a cortisone injection. I can only take Co-codamol tablets for the pain which barely takes the edge off. Having been in constant pain for the last 14 months I'm practically willing to give anything (within reason) a try.

A friend recently recommended Vitabiotics Jointace Active Magnets. She swears by them for osteoarthritis in her hip. They come in a pack of magnetic plasters and it is claimed that these bio-magnets emit a safe magnetic field that penetrates to the desired area.

Normally sceptical about such things, I tried them a couple of times. They can be worn for up to 12 hours at a time. To be honest I didn't notice any difference on the days that I wore them.....but on both occasions did see a marked improvement the following day! Not sure if this was a placebo effect, coincidence or whether they actually worked?!

Just interested if anyone has any thoughts or opinions on this alternative pain relief.

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  • Mike1
    Mike1 Member Posts: 1,992
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    I have tried magnets and got no positive relief whatsoever but a severe rash developed so I stopped using them immediately.

  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,713
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    I wish! But suck it and see. If it works for you all to the good. But I'd put more faith in exercises.

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  • C1955J
    C1955J Member Posts: 20
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    Thank you Mike1 & stickywicket for your responses.

    I was a little dubious about them......and wasn't going to use them over and above exercises, only in addition to.

    Also, being prone to allergies and side effects, I really don't want a severe rash to add to my joint pain.