Hot Tub Hydrotherapy Benefits for Arthritis
Have You Tried Hot Tub Hydrotherapy For Your Arthritis?
What Is Hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy is the use of warm water to relieve pain. Commonly used to treat a variety of conditions such as back pain, muscle strains or tears, arthritis, and other rheumatic conditions. Studies have shown that when used consistently, warm water can significantly soothe pain and reduce joint stiffness.
Hydrotherapy, using water that is between 33C to 37C, has also been found to increase circulation – promoting the flow of blood and oxygen throughout the body. This increased circulation helps the heart, lungs, and muscles to function properly and efficiently.
According to the Arthritis Society, over 6 million Canadians are living with Arthritis. That means that one in every five Canadians is dealing with this condition. It has been described as the most prevalent chronic health condition affecting Canadians today and there is no cure yet for arthritis.
Though arthritis mostly affects the elderly, there are a lot of young people also dealing with this condition. Osteoarthritis and Inflammatory arthritis are the two main ways the disease presents. Common symptoms are painful inflammation, stiffness in the joints and difficulties with mobility. Left untreated, permanent joint damage can occur.
How Hydrotherapy Can Help?
Because warm water relaxes the joints and reduces muscle stiffness, hydrotherapy provides much-needed relief to people living with arthritis. Muscle aches reduce and overall well being improves with hydrotherapy. It can also help to improve muscle strength as the water provides the resistance needed to strengthen your muscles and joints.
This is good news for the millions of people living with arthritis. It means they can find relief for their symptoms without having to deal with the negative side effects of arthritis pain medications. Experts agree that indeed, hydrotherapy is one of the safest treatments for arthritis and related conditions because it:
Improves muscle strength and cardiovascular health
Improve your quality of life with hot tub hydrotherapy
You will find a good long soak in your hot tub will reduce pain and joint stiffness, relax your muscles and improve your mood. Patients with arthritis have found relief from the undesirable effects of arthritis with consistent use of their hot tubs. Plus, they report hot tubbing improved their quality of life.
As someone living with arthritis, imagine if you could move around with considerably less pain? Hydrotherapy may be the solution you need. Visit the Hydrotherapy experts at Arctic Spas® to see how our hot tubs and swim spas can bring you the relief you need in the comfort of your own home.
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When you have arthritis, a warm pool is an ideal place to strengthen your muscles and increase your flexibility (according to the Arthritis Foundation).