You likely have seen or heard of people wearing copper bracelets to relieve arthritis pain. The problem is there are no studies to show that it works. That may be why it was popular in the 1970s, but not so much now. Copper bracelets are right up there with gin-soaked raisins, WD-40, and other folk remedies for arthritis.
So, what should we think of a product line called "Tommie Copper" that has received rave reviews from popular talk-show host and MS patient, Montel Williams? Tommie Copper is an apparel line made from material that is infused with copper and that provides gentle compression. Tommie Copper apparel allows you to position the copper directly over the source of pain or injury. The combination of compression and copper work to relieve inflammation. How was Tommie Copper developed? Does it work? Learn more in What Is Tommie Copper?
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