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Vibration therapy

Posted by Glenn X on 11/03/01 at 12:59 (064055)

As a curiosity -- seems applying low-level vibration for a few minutes a day helps heal bones, particularly those with low mass, as in osteoporosis. Vibration levels are very low, 'like the slight shaking of the pavement as a truck rumbles by.' Apparently too, there's evidence that vibration can have a therapeutic effect on surrounding soft tissues.

Doesn't seem to be a consensus reason why this works. Perhaps it's something like the ESWT result.

http://www.sciencenews.org/sn_arc99/11_13_99/bob2.htm

http://www.nature.com/nsu/010809/010809-10.html