Continued studies investigate if botulinum toxin type A (Botox) is a reliable treatment for arthritis pain. Botox administered into muscles relaxes them and may provide relief from arthritis pain as well as improve mobility.
Can Botox Injections Relieve Arthritis Pain?
There are patients who have stated that Botox has helped improve their arthritis pain for as long as 4 months. Because Botox is a temporary treatment–not designed to last forever–it is not a permanent solution for arthritis. However, 4 months is a huge improvement for suffers who experience arthritis on a daily basis.
Although Botox is well-known for being a cosmetic treatment for lines and wrinkles, it is also FDA approved and can treat many medical conditions such as migraines, muscle spasms and aid in bladder control. It is truly remarkable to see how versatile Botox has become throughout the last decade!
Botox can only be administered by medical professionals, so it is important to seek out a trained doctor, nurse, physician, dermatologist, etc. if you’re considering receiving treatment. While Botox for arthritis is still being studied, it appears that people are experiencing positive results. This could mean another medical breakthrough for Botox in the near future.
Botox Training at National Laser Institute
National Laser Institute, the leading medical esthetics school in the nation, offers clinical hands-on Botox training for doctors, nurses and other medical professionals. In as little as a weekend, medical professionals can receive Botox certification as well as CE/CME credit.
During a Botox/dermal fillers course, students will learn things like facial anatomy, proper injection techniques as well as patient assessment. By the end each course, students will have the skills and knowledge to perform a variety of cosmetic injectable treatments in different medical settings!
If you would like to learn more about our Botox/dermal fillers courses or any of our other CME courses, please give one of our admissions advisors a call at 800-982-6817 or fill out the form to your right.