The patient should be given a lukewarm enema for a few days to cleanse the bowels. Neutral immersion baths, hot foot baths, ultrasonic diathermy and exposure of the affected parts to infra-red rays, a knee pack applied for an hour every night, stream baths and a massage once a week are beneficial in the treatment of arthritis. All general cold water treatments, such as cold baths and cold sprays, should be avoided. Also helpful is the warm bath. Ensure easy ingress and egress from the bathing tub to maintain the benefits of bathing. Limit the time in the bath to 30 minutes a day.