Does anyone use a hot tub for their arthritis pain?

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   Posted 11/7/2006 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I recently used a hot tub at my inlaws and it helped with my pain and swelling, and I'm wondering if anyone else uses a hot tub on a regular basis for their arthritis? and if you find it beneficial?
Thanks so much :-)

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   Posted 11/7/2006 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there momto3... I don't have access to a hot tub, but I do like to sit in a nice hot bath at night.. and I have found that it feels WONDERFUL to me! If anything, it is a quick relaxation technique...
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   Posted 11/8/2006 6:59 AM (GMT -6)   
i have a hot tub and a whirlpool bath i enjoy them but a good hot soak helps just as much if u ask me? i put peppermint oil and epson salts in my bath.... smells good and seems to help!?


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   Posted 11/8/2006 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   

I don't do hot tubs 'cause I can't breathe in them--something about the heat and humidity?  But I do take hot baths every night, just limit my time for the same reason--can't breathe.  But it feels wonderful on the joints, and I know lots of people that use hot tubs for aches and pains, whether it's arthritis-related or not.  Great therapy!



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