Are saunas and hot tubs okay for people with rheumatoid arthritis?

Are saunas and hot tubs okay for people with R A am guessing good as warmth but want to make sure any suggestions
Nancy Easley
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Definitely helpful. I'm sure that there is a minority that doesn't do well in hot tubs, but for the most part we all do well in a hot soak.

Although soaking in a tub with Epsom salt is even better.

Yoli Cisneros
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I have an infrared sauna. LOVE IT!! I avoid pools and spas that use chlorine. I'd love to find a salt hot tub, or something natural and healthier than chlorine.

Jamie Enriquez
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How often do you use it?

Jaime Comer 3 years

Not enough couple x a week.

Jamie Enriquez 3 years

Jamie Enriquez yeah I know! I have the infrared sauna too, but I’m too busy to use it like I should! I love my infrared biomat and use it daily cause I just lay down and relax on it. The benefits are the best for RA!!!

Jaime Comer 3 years

Yep hot water works very well for me! I love hot tubs.

Brittany Weeks
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Work well for me

Donna Reynolds
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I’ve also heard that you can ask your doctor to write a prescription for it. When a prescription is written it can possibly be a tax write off as a medical expense. I’ve only learned this information through forums so you may want to research a little.

Ashley Lester
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I just received a prescription for a heated pool, does this mean I can write off the purchase all together or just the tax?

Georgia Henderson 3 years

Not sure on a heated pool, this is what is stated on Turbo Tax regarding hot tubs...

Ashley Lester 3 years

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Ashley Lester 3 years

What about an infrared sauna?

Jessica Mcintosh 3 years

Love my hot tub it helps so so much!!

Virginia Shaffer
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I love my hot baths!!!

Karla Campbell
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I love my hot tub and I sleep so much better if I get in the hot tub before bed.

Tammy Barnard
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I am exactly the same way

Pilar Montgomery 3 years

Thanks everyone. Is there a difference between a dry, wet or infrared sauna the club I go to has a salt water hot tub and pool

Nancy Easley
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That's awesome about the salt water pool and spa. As for saunas, from all my reading, infrared has the most healthful and healing benefits. It's a dry heat. Wet saunas are prone to building up mold, which itself can cause health issues.

Jamie Enriquez 3 years

Oh good to know

Nancy Easley 3 years

i hot tub twice a day, everyday. Morning and night.

Maria Roberson
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What about steam baths? There is a place near me and was going to try it.

Sandy Temple
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Yes!

Chae Broussard
C

Without at least 30 minutes in the infrared sauna every morning, I am not able to move at all. It works great for me.

Liliana Dolan
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Yep I bought a hot tub and it helps a lot. Especially in winter

Tamara Parr
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Saunas and infrared saunas are best. Hot tubs can help and hinder since they are also full of chemicals. Hot springs would be better.

Kristen Frost
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I heard saunas are better for ra

Lou Eaton 3 years

Has anyone tried Himalayan salt stones heated ?

Lou Eaton 3 years

I use Infrared Biomat daily

Jaime Comer
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Natural hot springs !!! There amazing and reduce inflammation so quickly

Elisa Allred
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Hot tubs are wonderful to relieve RA pain. My only issue is the hot flashes. If that's an issue, keep a wet washcloth in ice water.

Lorie Bourgeois
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Helps me I do both

Sherry Serrano
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Yes it helps

Ritu Connell
R

Just take care with dehydration (or perhaps I am the only silly person who can over do it ).

Karen Gibbons
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