Effects of the use of MIG3 bioceramics fabrics use--long infrared emitter--in pain, intolerance to cold and periodic limb movements in post-polio syndrome

Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2009 Dec;67(4):1049-53. doi: 10.1590/s0004-282x2009000600016.


The main post-polio syndrome (PPS) symptoms are new-onset weakness, new-onset atrophy, fatigue, cold intolerance, and pain associated with sleep disturbances. The polysomnographic study is the gold pattern to analyze sleep disorders.

Objective: To assess pain, intolerance to cold and periodic limb movements (PLM) index before and after the use of MIG3 bioceramic fabrics over 4 weeks.

Method: 12 patients with PPS from UNIFESP/EPM. All patients were submitted to polysomnography and infra-red examinations with answered scales of pain and intolerance to cold before and after the use of MIG3 bioceramics fabrics.

Results: There were significant decreases in pain and PLM index.

Conclusion: MIG3 bioceramic fabrics can help in the treatment of pain and PLM in PPS patients.

MeSH terms

  • Ceramics / therapeutic use*
  • Cold Temperature
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infrared Rays / therapeutic use*
  • Male
  • Materials Testing
  • Middle Aged
  • Nocturnal Myoclonus Syndrome / etiology
  • Nocturnal Myoclonus Syndrome / therapy*
  • Pain / etiology
  • Pain Management*
  • Polysomnography
  • Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome / complications
  • Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome / therapy*
  • Sensation Disorders / etiology
  • Sensation Disorders / therapy*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Treatment Outcome