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Journal: Journal of the Grodno State Medical University (Vol.18, No. 3)

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Page : 282-287

Keywords : photomagnetic therapy; rheumatoid arthritis; HAQ functional index;

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Background. The choice of physiotherapeutic method in the treatment of joint diseases remains an urgent problem in physiotherapy. Aim: to evaluate the efficiency of photomagnetic therapy in the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Material and methods. The studies were performed on 72 patients with rheumatoid arthritis. We conducted a clinical and laboratory study, assessment of functional ability using HAQ questionnaire. Results. It was revealed that photomagnetic therapy helps to reduce pain, to reduce the duration of morning stiffness, to increase the strength of hand compression and to improve the functional ability of patients. Photomagnetic therapy has an anti-inflammatory effect and leads to a decrease in C-reactive protein level. Conclusions. Photomagnetic therapy is effective in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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