Rheumatoid arthritis for which there is no known cure is considered an autoimmune disease that causes swelling, stiffness, redness and pain in the joints and can also lead to bone erosion.
Osteoarthritis (not an autoimmune disease) is the degeneration of joints over time from wear and tear that produces joint inflammation and pain. Osteoarthritis is the most common reason total joint replacements occur.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy increases oxygen in the bloodstream up to 1,500% above normal levels and
- Reduces swelling
- Decreases inflammation
- Reduces pain