Are you familiar about the ban of showering at night? People say those who like to take a night shower can get rheumatic or joint pain.

Is this true? In fact, as often as the prohibition is said, it does not mean that it is a truth to be believed in.

‚ÄúThat is considered to be a myth because taking a bath has no effect on rheumatism and so on,” said Prof. Dr. Dr. Angela BM Tulaar SpKFR (K), a medical rehabilitation specialist.

Prof. Angela explained, bathing or showering at night does not make you have joint pains, as many people believed. There is no research to support this claim and this assumption has not been proven at all until now.

People often reason that forbids bathing at night is due to the temperature of the water becomes cold during the night; therefore it causes joint pains. Although, according to this medical rehabilitation specialist, cold is actually good for self-therapy to fight body inflammations.

“If you take a bath at night and are afraid of cold water, just use warm water, no problem,” said a doctor at Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta.

Prof. Angela said cold water is often used to relieve swelling and redness of the joints. The parts that are experiencing problems can be compressed with ice to make the joints better. “So a night shower has nothing to do with a joint problem,” said Prof. Angela.


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