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|Balneotherapy (or spa therapy, mineral baths) for patients with arthritis is one of the oldest forms of therapy. One of the aims of balneotherapy is to soothe the pain and as a consequence to relieve patients’ suffering and make them feel well. In this update we included one extra study. Objectives To assess the effectiveness of balneotherapy for patients with osteoarthritis (OA).|