BOTOX is known worldwide as the anti-aging wonder formula. Used by celebrities of all ages to reduce the appearance of fine-lines and wrinkles, the treatment is a favorite among those looking to stay looking younger, longer.
But BOTOX, known clinically as Botulinum toxin, has uses that make it a practical treatment – with known health benefits – which can alleviate the suffering felt by those with serious ailments.
Botox for Arthritis
One such ailment is arthritis. Some 21 million American’s report to having their lives restricted by the pain of arthritis, which usually onsets at the age of 65, however can come on at any time.
The overall number of people with the condition is even higher, with a staggering 50 million American’s having been diagnosed as suffering from arthritis (at any intensity) by their regular doctor.
At MacMed Salon, Spa and Medical, we offer BOTOX treatments for arthritis. To find out if BOTOX is the answer for your arthritis pain, contact MacMed or stop by one of our office locations – Milford, Framingham and Hopedale.
Conventional treatments include the use of painkillers, NSAIDs and steroid tablets. But did you know BOTOX can be used in place of some of these traditional treatments, to provide an effective remedy with fewer side-effects?
How it helps
In a number of studies carried out fairly recently – some of which have been included in the Arthritis Today national magazine – BOTOX injected into specific areas of the body have been shown to reduce much of the pain triggered by rheumatoid arthritis.
Participants in several studies, as listed by the Mayo Clinic, reported to feeling a significant reduction in symptoms of their life-long condition.
BOTOX works by blocking certain nerve signals to and from the brain. The result is a paralysis of the muscles (when injected into a muscle group, such as in traditional cosmetic treatments), or a reduction of pain when injected into a body part. It works similarly to many over-the-counter pain medicines, which also block the transmission of pain signals to and from the brain.
Where is it injected?
To get maximum benefit out of BOTOX injections for pain relief, get them in either the knee, shoulder or hip.
The large surface area of all three body parts ensures adequate pain relief without the interference of mobility as a side-effect.
Easy to receive treatment
BOTOX injections into affected areas can be done right here at MacMed Medical Spa by one of our highly trained staff. The results are instant, and side-effects minimal. The whole process can be done within 30 minutes and is safe, and non-invasive.
BOTOX injections don’t have to replace conventional arthritis therapies to be successful either. Studies show the treatment has a place among the other, more tried and tested methods. But for those looking to avoid side-effects of their current treatment, or are looking to add to their usual way of dealing with arthritis, BOTOX has shown: it’s not just for wrinkles.
While not a treatment we offer, it is something of interest in the marketplace we thought we would share