If there is any place in the world where you will find a myriad of solutions to medical/health conditions, it is the Dead Sea. For thousands of generations, it has been the place where floating on salty water is a recipe for great healing and treatment. In this post, we ask this question: How about treating arthritis-is there a Dead Sea solution for the condition?
Well, the above question is debatable, save for stories of people who have found healing in the world’s saltiest lake. The Dead Sea is truly magical, and for anyone who is yet to visit, it is never too late to have it in your bucket list this holiday. But before we dig deeper, let’s start by explaining a few things.
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What is arthritis?
Arthritis is a health condition that manifests as inflammation of joints. It often gets worse with advanced age, in which case, joints become stiff and natural mobility becomes a struggle. While medical experts opine that there is no direct cure for arthritis, a common agreement is that there are several treatments.
However, before treatment commence, you should bear the following in your mind:
- It is important to undergo a medical diagnosis to establish whether you have arthritis or not.
- Imaging tests in a medical lab help bring out the best tests.
- Arthritis can be a lifelong condition, which means treatment is often prolonged.
- There are different types of arthritis such as osteoarthritis, psoriasis arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatic, rheumatoid arthritis, tendinitis, gout, sprains on the ankle and more.
Dead Sea treatment for arthritis: Is there a solution from the world’s saltiest lake?
People who have arthritis often suffer from pain and swellings in/on the joints. In addition, this begs the question, apart from several relief medications; can mineral compounds from the Dead Sea also help? Well, let’s find out.
· Dead Sea bath salts
You may have come across Dead Sea bath salts severally in shops and stores. However, did you know using these salts could be the ultimate game changer in remedying arthritis?
Studies have sought to experiment with salts such as magnesium, sodium, potassium and calcium. The results have been impressive. Patients who opt for Balneotherapy for example, have reported significant improvements from conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.
· Dead Sea mud compress
Another treatment for arthritis you can only get at the Dead Sea is mud compression. The catch here is like Balneotherapy, using the Dead Sea mud has proven effective against arthritis. There have been several studies to experiment and the results have been impressive. Patients who go for mud compress have reported relief from swollen joints. Physical assessment of patients has also been positive, showing a significant improvement and relief from arthritis related pain.
The Bottom Line
While arthritis is most of the times an age related health condition, hence is not curable, studies have shown that dead sea mud compress, sulfur baths and dead sea salt baths/scrubs help relieve symptoms. From reduced swelling, relief from pain to easy mobility, arthritis is manageable by Dead Sea salt therapies.