Rheumatology is the first indication of hydrotherapy. In the face of chronic pathologies, lumbago, osteoarthritis, polyarthritis, long-term treatment, the spa treatment is an excellent alternative to taking anti-inflammatories. It allows a reduction of pains and medicinal treatments.

Mode of Action / Therapeutic Effect of Thermal Care in Plombieres-Les-Bains

Antalgic, anti-inflammatory, relaxing, sedative and vasodilating properties of the thermal waters of Plombieres-les-Bains.

Pain relief, reduction of muscle contractures and ankylosis, providing a better quality of life and limiting the risk of loss of autonomy.

Main indications

– Painful vertebral arthrosis
– Arthrosis of the limbs, hip or knee, in addition to the usual medical treatment and in the absence of short-term operative indication.
– Tendinopathies: (shoulders, elbows, hips, heels), passed to chronicity.
– The sequelae of traumatisms and the algodystrophies.
– Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions.
– Chronic inflammatory rheumatism: especially rheumatism related to Crohn’s disease.
– Postoperative indications: herniated disc, hip osteoarthritis, knee osteoarthritis, shoulder.

The cure appears particularly indicated in all the cases where a digestive or cutaneous intolerance limits the recourse to the usual drugs.

Specific Counter-indications

– Hyperbolic radiculalgia
– inflammatory rheumatism in thrust and / or treated with high doses of methotrexate associated with corticosteroids; the usual doses of immunomodulators do not seem to pose particular problems.
– Immunodeficiencies acquired or secondary to immunosuppressive treatment, renal transplant recipients on cyclosporine, strong corticotherapies whatever the reason.


Treatment with the thermal waters of Plombieres-les-bains

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome characterized by the existence of multiple pain points of defined topology. It is associated in a large number of cases, chronic sleep disorders and muscle fatigability in the effort. It often develops after a trauma that acts as a trigger in predisposed people (accident, physical or emotional stress).

In addition to spa treatments, Plombieres offers sophrology sessions so that during and after the treatment, the patient can improve his or her quality of life on a daily basis. The sedative climate of the region is conducive to rest and greater effectiveness of the cure.

Encouraging results

A study has shown the interest of hydrotherapy as a multidisciplinary therapy in this pathology. The pain as well as the functional handicap and the stress are significantly improved at the end of treatment over a period of 1 to 6 months. The authors of this study also report a significant decrease in the cost of treatment under the combined effect of a sustained decrease in drug use and all other care. The hydrotherapy is in fact a polytherapy likely to intervene on several levels in the fibromyalgia patient:

– Sedative thermal techniques (baths, showers, massages, sludge, and incubators) contribute to the relaxing and analgesic effect.
– The active kinebalneotherapy in swimming pool allows a progressive rehabilitation with the effort.
– The distance from the stress of daily life and some mothering of the health care team finally participate in psychotherapeutic care.

The spa treatment at Plombieres-les-Bains is likely to represent a particularly interesting and complementary therapeutic contribution for the patient’s care.

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Rheumatology and sequelae of osteoarticular trauma.
4 spa treatments per day.

Digestive system and metabolic disorders.
6 spa treatments per day: 4 care for the main orientation and 2 care for the secondary orientation.