This trial is evaluating whether Active Stimulation will improve 2 primary outcomes and 21 secondary outcomes in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Measurement will happen over the course of Time Frame: Week 24.
This trial requires 28 total participants across 5 different treatment groups
This trial involves 5 different treatments. Active Stimulation is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will be divided into 4 treatment groups. Some patients will receive a placebo treatment. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.
"Active intervention is not without risk; common side effects of physical movement should be considered especially when new patients are starting active intervention in the clinic." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"The current study does not support the claims that CBD can cure arthritis. CBD does have a positive effect on osteoarthritis as was the original study with RA patients." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"There are no known causes of arthritis. There are no known common causes of arthritis in one part of the body and other parts of the body." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Signs and symptoms of arthritis can include swelling, warmth, and painful joints. A patient may exhibit joint instability, such as falling more than once with minimal contact. Itchiness can also be a symptom of arthritis. Arthritis symptoms can be worse on warmer days, and can be relieved by heat or cold. A patient can have joint dysfunction that is difficult to determine because of the body's natural protective mechanism that is to limit the amount of friction between the joint in question and surrounding parts." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease whose main symptoms are redness, heat, swelling, and stiffness, plus the possible development of joint pain, swelling of the small joints of the hand or foot, and deformation of the affected joints. Because arthritis is a chronic ailment, it is not known for sure who develops the disorder." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"The occurrence of rheumatoid arthritis in the United States is low (i.e., 15.1 per 100,000 persons per year) compared with figures for other Western countries like Germany (50 to 100 per 100,000 persons annually). Only persons 45 years old and older have a high probability of developing rheumatoid arthritis." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Arthritis can be treated with both nonpharmacological and pharmacological treatments. Nonpharmacological treatments are beneficial for both chronic and acute forms of arthritis. One example is exercise to decrease pain and stiffness. Pharmacological treatments are typically prescribed for arthritis and can be beneficial for both acute and chronic forms of arthritis. Examples of medications that can help are antiplatelet medications such as aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; steroids are prescribed to treat chronic inflammation. These treatments can help reduce pain and swelling for chronic arthritis. Treatments can also be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"In a recent study, findings showed that even vigorous physical activity after an episode of acute swelling has not been shown to have any adverse effect. The study showed that the active stimulus was safe for the patient from the point of view of recovery, but the duration of recovery varied with the intensity and velocity of exercise." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Few patients with new-onset RA would consider clinical trials, mainly because of the side-effects. Trial participation should be promoted by considering patient's preferences and the necessity of early treatment." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"There is no consensus of data available regarding the average age at which people develop active [rheumatoid arthritis](https://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials/rheumatoid-arthritis) (RA). It is likely the disease will develop during the third decade of life. There have also been reports of RA being diagnosed in infants. There is a need for further research into the exact age a patient is diagnosed with RA. Arthritis and RA in infants is a relatively uncommon and sometimes devastating combination that poses unique challenges for treatment and diagnosis. This report describes such a case. It highlights the need for more research and a global consensus on diagnostic and treatment protocols." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"There have been only 7 small trials (total participants ranged from 100-204 persons) in evaluating active stimulation to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis. One of them found some supporting data for the benefit of passive stimulation (repetition of movements) in RA and another two have not shown convincing evidence. Thus, the active stimulation in Rheumatoid Arthritis is still not proven so far. Nevertheless, this small subgroup of reports is still helpful to get insight at least. This is due to the fact that most of the reports are small, with only few participants, but also because they were all from the same time period." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Activated skeletal muscle in athletes improves strength of quadriceps muscle and enhances recovery of walking ability in patients with chronic arthritis of the knee. Improved walking ability may benefit some patients with chronic arthritis of the hip, but the effect is smaller and requires further studies to prove. Active stimulation improves pain and swelling in patients with arthritis of other joints, but this benefit does not show a significant improvement of pain relief for walking" - Anonymous Online Contributor