Hot Tubs Relieve Arthritis Pain

Did you know that soaking in warm water is one of the oldest forms of alternative therapy? It’s a practice that has stood the test of time. Why? Because it really helps.

In this article, we look at how hot tubs can relieve arthritis pain.

Defining Hydrotherapy

Just what is hydrotherapy?

Its when you use warm water to treat health conditions, muscle aches and joint pain. Hot tubs can help relieve your arthritis pain because of the warm water massage. Hot tubs are better at this than simply soaking in your hot tub.

According to the Arthritis Foundation:

Research has shown warm water therapy works wonders for all kinds of musculoskeletal conditions, including fibromyalgia, arthritis and low back pain.

When you have arthritis, your joint inflammation may cause swelling, pain and stiffness. This may leave you with the loss of joint movement of function.

When you immerse yourself in warm water, you can reduce joint inflammation and increase your mobility.

The buoyancy of your hot tub and the warm water massage can improve your quality of life.

Now let’s look at some tips:

Set the Right Temperature

The Arthritis foundation recommends setting your hot tub temperature between 92 and 100 degrees. You should also check with your doctor before soaking just to make sure it’s safe for your health conditions.

Get Moving

While the hot tub is the perfect place to relax, you can also use the water as a place to exercise.

Being in water instead of on land is so much better for your body. The warm water stimulates your blood flow and helps relax stiff muscles.

So, use your hot tub as a place for a gentle stretch. Stretch your legs, your arms, your hands and your neck.

You can even consider some gently leg lifts to get your body moving.

Final Thoughts

You’ll find so many benefits in a hot tub. And, the fact that hot tubs can relieve arthritis pain isn’t known by everyone, but now that you know about it, you can check out hot tubs for yourself! Talk to your doctor about warm water therapy. Then, stop by for a visit or a test soak. We’d love to help!