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Can hot baths or spas help alleviate arthritis pain?

Related Topics: Arthritis, Pain
 

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Many people with arthritis find good relief from pain and stiffness with hot baths or spas. The moist heat increases muscle relaxation, boosts blood supply to the site of pain, and relieves rigidity and spasms in the muscles. But avoid hot tubs or spas if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or cardiovascular disease, or if you are pregnant.

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