ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Relief for IBS, Colitis, Crohn’s And More

B Vitamins May Protect Against Damaging Effects of Air Pollution, and Improve Cognition and Psychiat...

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) - are you running a marathon each night?

Can Magnesium Relieve Your Tinnitus?

Resveratrol Proven to Slow Brain Aging

Cassia Bark Oil: Why It's Valuable in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Fruits and vegetables' latest superpower? Lowering blood pressure

Neroli Oil: The Pleasantly Fragrant Citrus Oil

Prenatal vitamin D could help prevent autism in children

Magnesium Protects Against Stroke, Heart Disease and Diabetes

 
Print Page
Email Article

Study Finds Hot Mud Packs Temporarily Relieve Osteoarthritis Pain

  [ 81 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • October 7, 2002


New research from the Soroka University Medical Center and the Health Science Department of Ben Gurion University in Israel, have determined that natural mud compresses can temporarily relieve the pain of knee osteoarthritis.

Mud pack therapy is an alternative mode of treatment based on the application of heated mud packs to the entire body or to localized areas such as joints and muscles to provide temporary relief of arthritis pain. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (2002; 8:197-203), ventured to determine if this therapy was effective for patients experiencing pain resulting from osteoarthritis of the knee.

The double blind, controlled study included 58 osteoarthritis patients suffering from chronic knee pain. Forty patients were treated with mineral-rich mud compresses, while 18 controls were treated with mineral-depleted mud compresses. The treatment period lasted three weeks, with applications five times a week, and all of the compresses being applied within the patient’s home.

All of the participants were evaluated at baseline, after the 3 week period, and twice after the conclusion of the treatment period at one month and 3 months. Patients were assessed using the Lequesne Index of severity of knee osteoarthritis, self-assessment surveys of pain, and severity of knee pain on a visual analog scale. Patients showing a reduction of 20% or more in the pain score were considered clinically significant.

Results of the treatment showed that the group receiving the natural, mineral-rich compress had a significant reduction in knee pain during all assessments, with 72% of these patients showing significant improvement of 20% or more. Similarly, improvements in the Lequesne Index was observed at the end of the therapy and a month after treatment. The control group, receiving the mineral-depleted compress did not show any significant change in knee pain at any assessment.

The researchers concluded the study stating, “The data suggest that treatment with mud compresses, but only in their natural form, temporarily relieves pain in patients with osteoarthritis of the knees. We believe that treatment with mud compresses might augment conventional medical therapy in these patients.”








Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
FibroSleep™ Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium

Natural Remedies

Health Benefits Are Brewing in Green Tea Health Benefits Are Brewing in Green Tea
Astaxanthin - A Little-Known but Power-Packed Nutrient Astaxanthin - A Little-Known but Power-Packed Nutrient
Soothe, Heal and Regulate Your Digestive System with Nutrient-Rich Aloe Vera Soothe, Heal and Regulate Your Digestive System with Nutrient-Rich Aloe Vera
How Glutathione Can Save Your Life How Glutathione Can Save Your Life
Ubiquinol - A More Advanced Form of the Energy Producing Nutrient CoQ-10 Ubiquinol - A More Advanced Form of the Energy Producing Nutrient CoQ-10

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map