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Many doctors recommend heat and/or cold treatments to reduce rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.
You don’t want to overdo cold treatments. Apply the cold compress for 15 minutes at a time with at least a 30-minute break in between treatments.
Heat compresses relax your muscles and stimulate blood flow.
To use heat therapy, you can try a moist heating pad or a warm, damp towel. Many people like using Nature Creation heat natural packs. Don’t go too hot. Your skin should not burn.
You can also use heat therapy by standing in the shower. Letting the warm water hit the painful area on your body may help ease pain.
A hot tub is a good way to relax stiff muscles — and it’s enjoyable. (Caution: Avoid hot tubs or spas if you have high blood pressure, heart disease, or are pregnant.)