Research: Balneotherapy Eases Osteoarthritis

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BALNEOLOGY
OSTEOARTHRITIS
ARTHRITIS
MINERAL waters -- Therapeutic use
MEDICINE -- Research
Geographic Terms:ISRAEL

Abstract:The article reports that balneotherapy eases osteoarthritis. Soaking in hot mineral pools once a week significantly improved the symptoms of osteoarthritis and reduced the amount of medication taken by people with similar condition, according to a recent study. The effect of balneotherapy on osteoarthritis was studied by staff of the Asaf-Harofe Medical Center, in Zerifin, Israel, and the Tel Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicine, in Tel Aviv, Israel. Seventy-two people with knee osteoarthritis for more than three months participated in the study. They were randomly assigned to either the no-treatment control group or the balneotherapy group.

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