Arthritis by definition means that there is pain, stiffness and inflammation in one or more joints. It is most commonly located in the joints of the fingers, hands, knees, shoulders, hips, ankles, knees, feet and spine. Osteoarthritis is also termed degenerative arthritis, as it implies that the joint has worn away the cushioning cartilage and demonstrates a wear and tear. Rheumatoid and Psoriatic Arthritis are both inflammatory conditions that will erode the joint spaces over time.
Dead Sea Bath Salts have provided effective relief for joint swelling, soreness and stiffness. This is due to their minerals, which improve blood circulation thereby reducing the inflammatory response, together with the detoxifying agent and general muscle relaxant. Clinical research studies have been performed on patients with inflammatory diseases and results show improvement in as short a time frame as one week.
Dead Sea Wellness Gel with Arnica and MSM is an effective topical treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, and gout. Dead Sea Minerals Arnica and MSM applied topically have been demonstrated to act as an anti-inflammatory, which decreases pain and promotes the healing process of connective tissue and skin.
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“Dead Sea Balneotherapy in Osteoarthritis”
Dr. I. Machtey studied the influences of Dead Sea Bath Salts on rheumatic patients suffering from osteoarthritis or a localized type of tendonitis. 103 patients were treated for one or two weeks with daily Dead Sea Bath Salts in a sanatorium located about 400 m. above sea level. The patients were randomly assigned to one of three types of baths (three sub groups):
- Bath treatment with a Dead Sea Bath Salts concentration of 7.5%
- Baths with a 2% salt concentration.
- Baths with a 0.5% salt concentration.
One week of treatment resulted in impressive improvement in all parameters in patients receiving 7.5% and 2% bath salt concentration, but little or no improvement was noted in those treated with 0.5% salt concentration. The greater the physical limitations, the more pronounced was the improvement.
Sixty-six patients received two weeks of treatment. An additional slight improvement was noted in patients treated with 7.5% or 2% salt concentration, and those having only 0.5% salt baths improved relatively more as compared with the results after the first week of treatment. However most of the results in the 0.5% group were less impressive than those in the higher concentrations.
Over 80% of all the patients reported having less pain, 70% said their mobility improved, and about 60% were able to decrease their use of analgesics. Dr. Machtey concludes his study by stating that “There is little doubt that the Dead Sea Bath Salts treatment in those who benefit from it can be extended and repeated at home using a 2% bath solution, which is both economical and readily available”.
“Dead Sea Balneotherapy in Osteoarthritis”, Dr. Machtey (Hasharon Hospital, Petach-Tikya, Isreal). ” Published in Proceedings of International Seminar on Treatment of Rheumatic Diseases”, John Wright, PSG Inc. (1982).