What is the Cost of Care? Armaid vs. Traditional Medical Interventions

Let’s look at the ways that are out there for a person to alleviate their overuse and repetitive strain troubles in their arms. Mind you, this pertains strictly to the type of issues that are over-used-chronically-tight-muscle related, NOT conditions that stem from, for example, an “up-stream” pinched nerve in the shoulder or neck.

You might start by going to a massage therapist (MT). Typically, they charge anywhere between $60 and $120 per session, and they will likely recommend at least 4 or more visits to deal with your issue.  Even if you are able to get relief from your symptoms with these visits (costing $240 - $960 or more, all told), your issues may reappear, particularly if you continue with the same activities that initially caused them. You would then incur an additional cost for return trips to the MT.  Additionally, not all massage treatments are equally capable of addressing repetitive strain issue.

If you aren’t able to address your symptoms by going to the MT, your next step might be to go to your Medical Doctor or Physical Therapist (PT) for clinical treatments.

Typically, these medical professionals don’t go outside of traditional “western medicine” treatment plans, so this may limit what they can offer. (Not to mention they may be dependent on insurance-approved treatments to get paid.)  This could mean drugs, surgery, injections, ultrasound and strengthening exercises and also, possibly, a recommendation to take time off of the activity that created the problem and work. 

For example: With a typical case of Tennis Elbow, one goes to the doctor and it is confirmed that this is a case of lateral epicondylitis.  Depending on insurance, this visit may cost one a co-pay of $100 or more.  With this diagnosis, the patient may need to set up a series of 8-10 appointments with the local PT.  These sessions may cost a total of between $2500 and $3000. If the symptoms still do not resolve, the doctor may say, “Let’s do a series of cortisone injections,” which can cost $100 - $300 per shot, not including the cost of the doctor’s time.

If the shots don’t work, the doctor may say “If you can’t stop or change your job (sport, activity), we will need to perform surgery to relax the tendon attachment at the elbow area.” Surgery costs could be well over $10,000 and follow-up PT sessions may also be required.

All told, the scenario outlined above has the potential to cost between thousands and tens of thousands of dollars.

Contrast this with the cost of an Armaid purchase - from $70 for the base model, up to $140 for the complete package. There are no expensive trips to the doctor or PT – you can manage your own arm care on your own time, anywhere you go.  Additionally, the Armaid tool and associated massage techniques help you maintain your arm health so you can reduce future incidences.

In addition to the low cost, relative to other approaches outlined, there are other reasons why Armaid is the buy of a lifetime, such as:

  • With the instructional videos, you will learn the world’s most efficient therapy techniques to relieve suffering, regain function and strength. These techniques are among the best practices of massage, used by well-trained PT’s and athletic trainers. Now self-applied!
  • Armaid users have access to one-on-one counseling and support from the Armaid inventor himself, Terry M. Cross. You may email, telephone or Skype with Terry any time you need advice, direction or have a question.
  • There is a 10-year Unconditional Warranty with free replacement parts and free shipping for this tool. If anything breaks over a 10-year period, we quickly replace the part for free, no questions asked.
  • Our customer service is second to none. We are available, focused on helping you, and will over-deliver to your delighted satisfaction.
  • 100% Made in the USA - We have 13 different suppliers, from all over the USA, that make the parts that go into each unit. Parts are sent to us in Maine, where we hand-assemble every unit in-house. Yes, it would be cheaper from China, but we search for the best deals with our USA suppliers to be as competitive as possible and still keep jobs in America.
  • 24/7, 365-day-a-year access to arm relief and maintenance. In the time it takes to brush your teeth, you can address your own muscle tightness, and get back to the job, sport or activity you love and need to do.

Before you went ahead and bought an Armaid, you may have thought the retail cost of Armaid was too high.  Now, you are in the family of over 40,000 users who have gained autonomy over their arm care and “love” their Armaids – a family where no one says, “It costs too much!”