Using Unproven Remedies for Arthritis TreatmentMany people look for arthritis remedies that have not been tested or proven helpful. Some of these, such as snake venom, are harmful. Others, such as copper bracelets, are harmless, but also unproven.
How can you tell that a remedy may be unproven? Following are a few possible signs of an unproven remedy:
- The remedy claims that a treatment, like a lotion or cream, works for all types of arthritis and other diseases
- Scientific support comes from only one research study
- The label has no directions for use or warning about side effects.
Specific Links on Treatments for Arthritis
The following eMedTV articles offer complete discussions on treatments for the different types of arthritis: