Health Tip: Ease Arthritis Pain With Warm Water

(HealthDay News) -- When joints are stiff and sore, warm water can be just what the doctor ordered.

Here's how to reap the benefits of warm water, courtesy of the Arthritis Foundation:

  • Make the water between 92 degrees and 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Use a warm tub (or pool) to do some stretching. Place a tennis ball beneath the small of your back in the bathtub and roll it gently along the bottom of the tub.
  • Soak in a bath with Epsom salts. But people with diabetes should avoid too much salt, which could trigger insulin production.

-- Diana Kohnle

MedicalNews
Copyright © 2016 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

CONTINUE SCROLLING FOR NEXT NEWS ARTICLE

SLIDESHOW

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Symptoms & Treatment See Slideshow

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors