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The role of physical therapy and physical modalities in pain management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10083966     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article provides an overview to arthritis care of the common physical modalities (heat, cold, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, low-energy laser, topical applications, and external devices). The rationale for use and effectiveness of the various physical modalities are discussed. Exercise is presented in terms of mode and effect of range of motion, muscle conditioning, and aerobic exercise.
M A Minor; M K Sanford
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rheumatic diseases clinics of North America     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0889-857X     ISO Abbreviation:  Rheum. Dis. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1999 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-04-02     Completed Date:  1999-04-02     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708093     Medline TA:  Rheum Dis Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  233-48, viii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Related Professions, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis / complications*
Pain / etiology,  rehabilitation*,  therapy*
Physical Therapy Modalities*

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