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Does washing dishes with cold water cause arthritis?
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: No, but increases Sx
Not per se, but if you have mild arthritis, cold water can make your hands feel stiffer, which will increase sx.

In brief: No, but increases Sx
Not per se, but if you have mild arthritis, cold water can make your hands feel stiffer, which will increase sx.
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: No
If you have arthritis, the cold may make your joints feel stiffer and more painful, but cold water does not cause arthritis.

In brief: No
If you have arthritis, the cold may make your joints feel stiffer and more painful, but cold water does not cause arthritis.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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