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I'm interested to find out if anyone suffering from OA has used the "Alpha Stim" Microcurrent Electrial Therapy (MET) devices for pain relief or if anyone knows about the effectiveness of these devices.
It's interesting to note that:
1) they are not covered in the Royal College of Physician's Osteoarthritis report, which underlies the recent update in NICE Guidelines and NHS information on Arthritis care. Only TENS machines are covered there.
2) despite being around for a long time (since the '80's) there don't seem to be any NHS assessments of these devices
3) and enquiry on this website ("Anybody tried Alpha Stim?*) posted in September 2008 has received no replies.
Any information or views on these devices and their effectiveness for treating OA pain, especially in the knees, would be gratefully received.
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