Balneotherapy with sulphurous water reduces pain in hand osteoarthritis patients
The effect of sulphurous water in patients with osteoarthritis of hand. Double-blind, randomized, controlled follow-up studyClin Rheumatol. 2012 Oct;31(10):1437-42. doi: 10.1007/s10067-012-2026-0. Epub 2012 Jul 29
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47 patients with osteoarthritis of the hand were included in this study to evaluate the effectiveness of balneotherapy treatments (sulphurous water). Participants were randomized to receive balneotherapy or warm tap water baths (control) 15 times over a 3 week period. At the end of treatment and at the 3 month follow-up, participants in the balneotherapy group experienced significantly less pain a...
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