“The authors found the VibraCool® device to be a valuable adjunct to our clinical treatments, especially for very difficult to-treat [tendinopathies]
“The authors found the VibraCool® device to be a valuable adjunct to our clinical treatments, especially for very difficult-to-treat [tendinopathies]…Patients showed both high compliance and tolerance; chronic pain patients who had some hypersensitivity to general tactile stimulation did fine with the unit.”
Practical Pain Management again recommended VibraCool for home physical therapy and telePT during COVID-19.
Effects of Focal Vibration on Pain and Opioid Usage following ACL Reconstruction: A Pilot Study. AAPM&R 11 2019 San
Penicillin injection adherence for rheumatic heart disease had been a problem. After 3 uses in a special clinic for non-adherent patients, pain and fear dropped by half.
Russell K, Nicholson R, Naidu R. Reducing the pain of intramuscular benzathine penicillin injections in the rheumatic fever population of Counties Manukau District Health Board. J Paediatr Child Health. 2014;50(2):112-117. doi:10.1111/jpc.12400
“The Buzzy intervention should be used when children are undergoing IM injections to reduce their levels of pain and fear.” – Yilmaz et al.
Ballard A Khadra C, Adler S, Doyon-Trottier E, Le May S. Efficacy of the Buzzy Device for Pain Management during Needle-Related Procedures: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Clin J Pain. 2019 Feb 28 (N= 1138, pain reduction -1.11; 95% confidence interval [CI]: -1.52 to -0.70; P<0.0001) , anxiety reduction (SMD -1.37; 95% CI: -1.77 to 0.96; P<0.00001)