What Is Hydrotherapy And How Is It Used To Treat Pain Associated With Osteoarthritis?

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Question: What is hydrotherapy and how is it used to treat pain associated with osteoarthritis?

Answer: Hydrotherapy is a very old therapy for people suffering from all kinds of joint aches and pains. And you know this goes back in history to the old you know mineral baths and the old hot springs where people would go and soak. And so people have known for a long time that soaking in water can be very therapeutic. And so for many people at home, you know, being able to soak in hot tubs can be helpful for pain.

Contrary, for people with rheumatoid arthritis, where there's more inflammation and swelling, actually hydrotherapy can make that worse. So you got to kind of remember osteoarthritis, soaking in hot tubs can be very very helpful, people with rheumatoid arthritis, it can actually kind of be an aggravating kind of therapy.

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