Far Infrared Radiation Treatment for Osteoarthritis
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
A study to evaluate the possibility of using far infrared radiation to manage pain due to osteoarthritis.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase 1 Study to Determine the Efficacy of Using Energy Specific Far Infrared (FIR) Radiation for the Treatment of Arthritis and Other Related Diseases|
- The primary end point is to determine the therapeutic effects of far infrared radiation on osteoarthritis [ Time Frame: 2 years and 9 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- The therapeutic effects of far infrared radiation on all forms of arthritis [ Time Frame: 2 years and 9 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2006|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Far infrared radiation
Radiation: Far Infrared
Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength). Duration is 30 to 40 minutes per session
Arthritis consists of more than 100 different conditions. These conditions range from relatively mild forms such as tendonitis and bursitis to crippling forms as rheumatoid arthritis. Pain syndromes include fibromyalgia and arthritis-related disorders as lupus erythematosus that involve every part of the body. There are forms of the disease, such as gout that almost nobody connects with arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis.
The objective for the study is to access the possibility of using far infrared radiation for pain management.
|The Centre for Incurable Diseases|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4V 1L5|
|Study Director:||Kwasi Donyina, Ph.D.||GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.|
|Principal Investigator:||Ken Nedd, M.D.||GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.|