My husband has RA and we are considering purchasing a hot tub for him and have found there are many types – so-called therapy tubs are considerably higher priced. Would the main benefit come from the heated water or is there a benefit derived from the water massage?He has had considerable pain, is being treated by a doctor, but my thought was the hot tub could give him some relief and possibly he could do some water excersize as well. We are completely willing to spend the extra money for the therapy tub if it is indeed beneficial. But then, if this is just sales hype, don’t want to be taken by the desire to do whatever to make him more comfortable.
Are there any recommendations for the use of yoga or modified forms of yoga for the management of pain and stiffness with arthritis?
Can massage therapy help or hurt a person dealing with arthritis?
Do copper bracelets or rings help arthritis pain?
I have RA which is reasonably well controlled on sulphasalzine, prednisolone and methotrexate. I walk and swim but have heard that intensive aerobic exercise and gym work using a swiss exercise ball is very beneficial without radiological evidence of joint deterioration.