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Rheumatoid arthritis: the role of the kinder and gentler therapies.

Swezey RL

Rehabilitative therapies, as adjuncts to pharmacological and surgical therapies in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), help minimize pain and inflammation, improve functional capabilities, and, above all, enhance quality of life. The effects of heat, cold, and electrical stimulation on neurohumoral, inflammatory, and immunological mechanisms has been noted, although knowledge about their mode...

PMID: 1703234