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Unread 11-12-2008, 06:37 AM   #1
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Default Phiten titanium; anyone?

I'm the biggest skeptic in the world when it comes to gimmicky things promoting health; from waters of different kinds (newest one to come my way is Perfect water; "empowered", oxygenated, alkaline water), to food products, to foot baths that promise to "cleanse" you of "toxins" (funny that the water changed color even with NOTHING in the foot bath to test), and even things you wear on your body, which brings us to the current emerging trend... Phiten titanium necklaces, bracelets, etc.

Anyone use them? Are they pricey? I understand that they have both rehabilitative and fashion typed products. Now that I have carpal tunnel & tendonitis, it's been my first debilitating mature-age injuries for me (I haven't worked out in almost a month, and I can feel and see the results), and for someone who spends over half his time doing manual labor, I could use all the advantage I can get. But I don't want to be too presumptuous with either backing away from it, or jumping right in blindly. So anyone's input from direct experience is welcome.
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Unread 11-12-2008, 06:41 AM   #2
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people will call it a placebo but when my friend recommended it, i tried it. i was skeptical too as i've used Salonpas too, and the results are expectedly temporary.

however when i used the Phiten sticky little discs the pain went away and the effects lasted longer after the discs were removed.

i used it for a couple of months and now the chronic pain i had in my shoulder is gone...


take that as you will.
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Unread 11-12-2008, 07:22 AM   #3
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I used the bracelet for my wrist pain and it worked pretty good for me. It was kinda weird because I'd put it on and my wrist would feel cold, as if the bracelet was made of ice. Alas I lost the bracelet one day and just haven't gotten a replacement.
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Unread 11-12-2008, 07:27 AM   #4
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i was researching the 'diluted silver' method of cleansing...
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oh, we're talking about those bracelet thingys?
can someone provide a link to those? tyvm.
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Unread 11-12-2008, 09:32 AM   #5
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I used to work for a wholesaler that brought all that Phiten stuff. Expensive. Those were the only items in our warehouse that were under lock and key.

I believe you can find them at Longs, Don Quijote, and some other places (it's been awhile).

For more info, go here:

http://www.phitenusa.com
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Unread 11-12-2008, 09:35 AM   #6
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If you really want one, there is a phiten store right downstairs of the building I work in. 1400 Kapiolani.

Or they could be found any most all golf stores.
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Unread 11-12-2008, 12:46 PM   #7
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my mom uses it for her arthritis and she says it works. used to sell a lot of them to the older people when i was working at longs and they love it.
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Unread 11-12-2008, 12:48 PM   #8
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the Times next door has it too, i was pleasantly surprised. i used to wait for our Longs trip to get it, but now, no need.
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Unread 11-12-2008, 10:12 PM   #9
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let me know if it helps you with your carpal .. my mom has that and so shitty seeing her in pain and shit..
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Unread 11-14-2008, 08:02 AM   #10
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Thank you for the input everybody!

From the website, it looks like many of the items are affordable (I was thinking $100 at cheapest, but no!), so I'll probably give it a shot. I'll shop when I come back in a few weeks.

Howard; 1400 Kapiolani? Pan Am building? That's close to my parent's place; even walking distance! I'll go check it out.

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let me know if it helps you with your carpal .. my mom has that and so shitty seeing her in pain and shit.
For sure.

I've been wearing my splints for a week now, and last night I forgot to put my night splint (big one, full-arm) on, this morning I just got up and started my day, only noticed pain when I got on the comp and started touch typing again.

I'm sticking with this plan for the full four weeks, and got some other rehab plans going (my friend said my arm is going to atrophy down some, and I have to have a rehab plan in place for my forearms/biceps/triceps....although my work keeps the muscles somewhat moving, but not like weights. Haven't lifted in one month now b/c of pain).
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Unread 11-14-2008, 08:16 AM   #11
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thanks for the link altivec!
hmm. it's inexpensive enough to try it...
lol at the 'socks' testimonial... i wonder how well the fabric will stand up to my 'ocean activities'... if i find out, i'll post updates =)
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Unread 03-16-2009, 02:34 PM   #12
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so what Kyle? we need a report.

did it help you at all?
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Unread 03-16-2009, 06:36 PM   #13
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so what Kyle? we need a report.

did it help you at all?
** UPDATE **

I've been using the Phiten Titanium self-adhesive pads (thanks to Lois ) for a couple weeks now.

I placed them on the "hot" spots (the places where you'd massage to get relief on the whole arm) near my elbow, under my ulnar nerve, and one on my back near my shoulder.

So far so good. I do feel better (WAY better than from November), but several factors are in play, including bracing my wrist at night, modifying my office work and computer time, and of course, the Phiten.

My pains are reduced to dull and almost imperceptible unless stimulated (like pushing down on the hot spots). I'm going to continue the Phiten and begin to wean myself off of the brace. I'm taking it really easy off of the power equipment too, so that helped a lot too.

More to come! Thanks again Lois!
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Unread 03-19-2009, 03:59 PM   #14
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do you think the weather affects your joints, Kyle?

i've been off of the spots for a few weeks now, last i had them on and had a heated pad on my shoulder but since it's not freezing anymore my shoulder has been alright.
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holy back from the dead thread -

so many kids are wearing the necklaces and wrist bands now at sports, since they come in all different colors/team logos, etc...

phiten even had a tent at the president's day baseball tournament, and they made a KILLING selling team logo merchandise (since most of the teams are named after MLB teams).
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