Do Copper and Magnetic Bracelets Help Relieve Arthritis Symptoms?

Anyone who suffers from arthritis is most assuredly aware of the advertisements for pain-relieving copper bracelets, with many deciding to give them a try. Arthritis can be a painful condition to live with, so relief in any form is readily accepted. Unfortunately, profit-seeking companies understand the plight of these individuals and decide to try and capitalize from their misfortunes.

Wrist pain

Copper and magnetic bracelets have been around for quite some time, but the practice of wearing them for arthritis relief began in the 1970’s. Since then, no conclusive evidence has been provided regarding their efficacy. Now, one study indicates that the usage of such bracelets is completely ineffective at relieving or preventing arthritis.

The study included seventy people with rheumatoid arthritis symptoms that were monitored over a five month period. Participants wore copper and magnetic bracelets, some of which were either weakened or demagnetized to provide for a control group. At the end of the period, all participants reported the absence of any relief from their pain and symptoms.

Any prior evidence of copper and magnetic bracelet efficacy has been purely anecdotal. Most people heard from someone who has a friend that found relief from them. The truth of the matter is, the science behind such “remedies” is quite unfounded when examined in a logical manner. Arthritis is the inflammation in and around joint areas, which can lead to their degradation and thus pain. Metal or magnets have no direct influence on the internal workings of your joints, therefore one should expect to see no benefit.

People who suffer from arthritis should consult their doctor for the most appropriate means of treatment. Money can be better spent on supplements for joint pain and other such scientifically proven treatments, than on gimmicky, quick-fixes like these bracelets.


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Comments 2

  1. I am 56 years old suffer from ra. I got to the stage where I had general wrist and hand pain , couldn’t make a fist with my right hand and had painful trigger finger on the middle finger of my left hand.

    About 15 years ago I tried copper bracelets on both wrists. About £6 from ebay. I have significantly reduced pain, can close my right fist and no longer have trigger finger. I also have not suffered from any other ra related pain.

    Having had to take steroids for an extended period 20 years ago for another auto immune condition with interesting side effects. I was not prepared to undergo any of the potential treatments being offered.

    This is my own persional experience and my just be in my head, but who cares!!!

  2. As the weather gets colder, I think that many people think about health . I also began to get sick everywhere as my age got into the forties . In the colder weather I had severe arthritis pain. But I started to wear Germanium magnetic bracelet and within a month I started feeling better in my health and surprisingly reduced the back pain, arthritis pain. I feel that my body has become lighter than ever before , and the pain is also noticeably reduced .

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