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Why do some individuals with arthritis prefer a warm exercise

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Why do some individuals with arthritis prefer a warm exercise climate whereas an individual with MS would prefer a cooler exercise climate?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
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With arthritis, warm can make the joints feel less stiff. Cold can worsen the stiffening of arthritis

MS is often worsened by heat. For example, hot showers and hot tubs can make ms worse. No one knows why.

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