This CRYOTHERAPY - use of cold to reduce inflammation- is all the rage for arthritis- sounds great - a drug free therapy

I just thought I should share this - a little more hope xx


Cryotherapy and arthritis. The Daily Mail look at the effects cold can have on inflammation and pain management

BMI The Garden Hospital and the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS) have been working together this year to look at the effects of whole body cryotherapy for sufferers of ankylosing spondylitis. This form of inflammatory arthritis, mainly affecting the spine and hips, can also cause inflammation of other areas of the body including the heart, bowel, feet and eyes. In the spine, as the inflammation subsides, healing starts and scar tissue turns into new bone, restricting movement as it replaces tissue. Repeated flare-ups lead to more bone growth and eventually vertebrae can fuse together. It is estimated that 200,000 Britons suffer from the condition — twice the number of people with multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease.

As part of BMI The Garden Hospital’s partnership with NASS the hospital’s physiotherapy team invited three of their members to the hospital for free cryotherapy treatments. To read the full account of Rachel Aldington, one of the patients involved in the trial, who commented: 'To be in pain all those years and find something that switches it off is fantastic’, please visit The Daily Mail website here.

To find out more information on cryotherapy or to make an appointment for the treatment at BMI The Garden Hospital please call: 020 8457 4610

For more information on ankylosing spondylitis please visit the NASS website here.