Mineral Springs Baths Helps Knee Arthritis

Take a trip to Italy this summer or fall and soak in their healing mineral springs to relieve your knee arthritis pain. If Italy is too far check out local hot springs where you live.

An Italian ( of course) study has confirmed that hot mineral spring baths helps soothe sore aching arthritic knees.

Efficacy of balneotherapy ( hot springs) on pain, function and quality of life in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Fioravanti A, Giannitti C, Bellisai B, Iacoponi F, Galeazzi M. Source Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine and Immunological Sciences, University of Siena, Viale Bracci,1, 53100, Siena, Italy, fioravanti7@virgilio.it.

Results: Our results confirm that the beneficial effects of balneotherapy in patients with knee OA last over time, with positive effects on the painful symptomatology, a significant improvement on functional capacities and QoL.

Balneotherapy can represent a useful backup to pharmacological treatment of knee OA or a valid alternative for patients who do not tolerate pharmacological treatments.

Dr. Paul’s Comments: Italy is wonderful this time of year! Healing hot springs are wonderful for all your arthritic joints!