LAKE PLACID - A new double-blind, placebo-controlled study being conducted on the effectiveness of a pain relieving patch is looking for adult volunteers between the ages of 18 to 80 who have joint or muscle pain.
The study is being conducted by LifeWave in association with the Adirondack Medical Center. The patch, called IceWave, is a drug-free and non-transdermal (nothing enters the body) investigational product that stimulates acupuncture points without the use of needles.
In order to be eligible for the study, people must have experienced joint or muscle pain for at least one day with the last week. In addition, people cannot be taking any arthritis pain medicine within two weeks before the start of the week-long study and they must be willing to refrain from taking pain relievers during the study. Women of child-bearing age will undergo a urine pregnancy test before being eligible for the study.
Examples of types of pain appropriate for the study include: knee pain from injuries or arthritis, shoulder pain, low back pain, pain from herniated disc, pain from sprains, neck pain, tennis elbow pain, tendonitis pain and muscle pain.
There is no cost for participating. Eligible study participants will be given a small stipend upon their completion of the study.
Anyone who is interested in being a study participant is asked to call Dr. Karen Kan at (518)?524-8188.