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Silver Rings To Treat Arthritis Symptoms Validated

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June 4, 2008
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University of Southampton
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Research into the effectiveness of wearing a particular type of silver ring to alleviate symptoms of arthritis has found some benefits to their use. Researchers found the silver ring splints effective in controlling hyperextension deformity of finger joints, which is common in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis.

Silver ring splints.
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Research by academics at the University of Southampton in collaboration with occupational therapy clinicians into the effectiveness of wearing a particular type of silver ring to alleviate symptoms of arthritis has found some benefits to their use.

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The research, which was carried out by academics from the University’s School of Health Professions and Rehabilitation Sciences and the School of Electronics & Computer Science in conjunction with Occupational Therapy at Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester, found that silver ring splints are effective in controlling hyperextension deformity of finger joints, which is common in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis.

These silver ring splints are elegant rings, which have replaced bulky, plastic ones and are worn to give joints back their stability. Many patients think they look better than the plastic ones and they are also stronger and more durable.

The paper, Three dimensional function motion analysis of silver ring splints in Rheumatoid Arthritis, which was awarded the Arthritis Research Campaign Silver Medal at the British Society of Rheumatology’s annual meeting, was honoured for its interdisciplinary approach.

The research work was funded by a grant awarded by Wessex Medical Research. The research team consisted of Dr Cheryl Metcalf, an engineer at the University of Southampton’s School of Electronics and Computer Science, Caroline Spicka studying for her MSc at the University and Dr Jo Adams Professional Lead for Occupational Therapy at the University, and a clinical occupational therapist from Royal Hampshire County Hospital.


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  1. Jo Adams et al. Three Dimensional Functional Motion Analysis Of Silver Ring Splints In Rheumatoid Arthritis. Rheumatology, 47: ii151-ii157 DOI: 10.1093/rheumatology/kem530

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