Arthritis causes inflammation of the joints, causing severe pain and decreased mobility. Moist heat therapy is commonly prescribed for chronic pain and may temporarily offer relief from arthritis. Alternating moist heat and cold therapy can also help.
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Relevant Articles on Arthritis regarding Cold & Heat Therapy:
"Many arthritis doctors recommend both heat and cold treatments to help reduce inflammation and ease the pain and stiffness that comes with arthritis. ...Some patients prefer cold therapy to moist heat for arthritis pain, while others tell of having the best relief when they alternate the sessions with moist heat and ice." https://www.webmd.com/arthritis/heat-and-cold-therapy-for-arthritis-pain
"Heat and cold therapy may help ease arthritis symptoms. Heat therapy increases blood flow and may help to soothe stiff joints. In contrast, cold therapy constricts blood vessels and may be useful in reducing stiffness and inflammation. People may choose to alternate between heat or cold therapy throughout the day. Repetitive use of heat and cold therapy is safe to do as long as individuals are careful about their methods." https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/heat-or-ice-for-arthritis
The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult a licensed healthcare practitioner before using any hot/cold therapy or body cooling product for a medical condition.
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