Mature mud against joint diseases: osteoarthritis

The application of thermal mud is particularly effective in containing inflammation and relieving pain involving the joint.

Research has shown that a course of mud-balneotherapy significantly lowers circulating levels of substances that locally accelerate and exacerbate inflammatory and degradative cartilage damage.

It has been observed that the active ingredients produced by the microorganisms colonizing the “mature” mud act positively and directly on the metabolism of the chondrocyte, the constituent cell of cartilage.

Thus, the effects of mud therapy exert a protective role in degenerative-type arthropathies.