What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory, autoimmune and evolutionary disease that primarily affects the joints, but not many other organs. It is the most common inflammatory rheumatic disease. It usually affects people aged 35-55, but it can also occur in people of any age, even in children.

-What are the causes and how does rheumatoid arthritis develop?

From the etiological point of view, many factors, such as genetic, environmental, hormonal and immunological, appear to be involved in the etiopathogenicity of the disease, but its exact etiology is not known. However, the pathogenetic mechanisms by which rheumatoid arthritis develops are known. These are pathological mechanisms of the body’s immune system.Within these mechanisms, certain cell types are activated and produce autoantibodies or a series of proteins that are biologically active and are called cytokines, the major being tumor necrosis factor, interleukin 6 and interleukin 1. The cytokines they cause activation of many other cells and secretion of various biologically active substances.The effect of all these cell interactions and the action of their biological products is, firstly, the development of inflammation and hyperplasia in the synovium and, secondly, damage to the articular cartilage and cortical bone erosions.

What are the symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis?

The onset of rheumatoid arthritis may be gradual or acute. Gradual onset usually involves general symptoms such as fatigue and hardship, anorexia, weight loss, joint pain, and eventually arthritis is established with all the inflammation phenomena. The acute onset of the disease is characterized by sudden arthritis, ie inflammation in the joints, which may sometimes be accompanied by fever.

The main clinical features of arthritis are the symptoms and signs of inflammation, such as:

  • Pain in joints
  • Swelling of joints
  • Heat of joints
  • Sensitivity to joint pressure affected by the disease
  • Morning stiffness, i.e., the patient has difficulty in the movements of the affected joints as he wakes up in the morning from his bedmptoms and signs of inflammation, such as:

Injury of the joints of the hands is often accompanied by difficulty in forming a punch and by lowering the clamping force. Arthritis usually involves a lot of joints, ie is poly-arthritis, and is symmetrical, ie it is located on the same joints on both sides of the body. Less often, rheumatoid arthritis can begin with asymmetric insults of a few joints, up to four (oligo-arthritis), or more rarely with a single hip joint (single-arthritis). In most patients with oligo-arthritis or mono-arthritis, the disease finally develops into symmetric polyarthritis, but in a small percentage it remains limited to 1-2 joints, usually in the knees or in the carbit , for many months or years.

-How is Total and Local Cryotherapy Associated with Arthritis?

In 1978, Dr. Yamaguchi in Japan began to use very low temperatures in patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. He began to notice that this treatment was very effective not only in patients with arthritis but also with other problems. He discovered that abruptly freezing the surface of the skin, reduced the pain, fatigue and numbness that were present in the joints of the patients. This was mainly due to the sudden change in the epidermis, causing the production of endorphins in the body that are naturally anti-inflammatory and suppressing the inflammation and pain caused by arthritis. Based on this successful treatment method, Dr. Yamaguchi and his team have come to the conclusion that the use of Cryosauna to achieve low temperatures and the sudden freezing of the skin surface for the treatment of arthritis was the appropriate method for the effective treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common inflammatory autoimmune rheumatic disease that without proper treatment can cause permanent lesions and joint deformities resulting in long-term function and disability. The optimistic message, however, is that today, thanks to modern healing capabilities such as full-body cryotherapy and under the conditions of early diagnosis and early therapeutic intervention, recession, i.e., stopping, of the disease can be achieved.

-Why is Whole-Body Cryotherapy the right treatment for patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Full-length cryotherapy is a low-temperature epidermal process that was originally designed to reduce musculoskeletal pains and inflammation (a clinical symptom resulting from arthritis). In this way, the nervous system is stimulated through the skin receptors and significant peripheral vasoconstriction is induced. This process causes gradual analgesia, reduction of inflammation and tissue regeneration. The minimal stay of the body in the cold room does not affect the temperature of the trunk, as the air does not contain any moisture. Also, exposure to cold accelerates the production of endorphins and natural anti-inflammables, resulting in euphoria and well-being, while at the same time achieving the physical recovery of our body. Through the above-mentioned process of self-healing our body creates the right conditions in our body to fight and keep rheumatoid arthritis low.

We briefly outline the benefits of full-body cryotherapy to the health of our organization:

*Benefits in Health:

  • Fighting psoriasis and dermatitis
  • Improvement of the circulatory system
  • Improvement of hemoglobin levels
  • Fighting inflammations such as tendinitis, folliculitis, periarthritis, etc.
  • Treat spinal cord injuries and reduce pain
  • Treatment of ankylosing spondylitis

*Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis

  • Treatment of musculoskeletal injuries such as sprains, sprains and intramuscular hematomas
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Faster post-surgical recovery
  • Treatment of myalgia and osteoporosis

Our company works with colossal companies in the field of full-body and local cryotherapy and is always in a position to offer you high quality services. The dedicated staff of Cryosauna Icetube Centers awaits you at Glyfada, 54 Lambraki Str. on the ground floor and at Pindarou 38 in Kolonaki. We have extensive experience with people with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and vertebral arthritis. Improve your health by using the Cryosauna.