First of all in answer to the initial questions; no it is not at all painful, and yes it is very effective.
In this post I would like to try to allay any fears or anxieties that other RA sufferers may have concerning this type of treatment. I can confirm that it is both effective and painless, and if it is offered as an option by your specialist, don’t be at all concerned about the treatment process itself.
To illustrate and confirm my experience of this process, I filmed my last treatment (with the kind permission of my rheumatologist) in its entirety and embedded the video into this post ;-)
I experienced no pain during the entire process and was quite comfortable making this film at the same time :-) Read more . . .