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Experiencing Joint Pain? Hydrotherapy Can Provide Some Relief

Experiencing Joint Pain? Hydrotherapy Can Provide Some Relief

Hydrotherapy is a much easier and effective workout for joint pain than normal land workouts.

Written by Kinkini Gupta |Updated : September 30, 2022 1:29 PM IST

Hydrotherapy is an effective treatment for ailments like joint pain, arthritis and the complications that arise due to them. The word hydrotherapy does not require any elaboration, it is therapy induced through water. It involves a person doing different kinds of exercises in the water. The water not only soothes the pain but also provides resistance to the muscles and can even help a partially paralyzed person recover. There are some very specialized exercises that experts recommend for hydrotherapy and those can only be performed in the water. The water is maintained between 32 and 36 degrees Celsius.

Hydrotherapy, also known as aquatic therapy, can be beneficial for those with joint discomfort. This therapy is especially effective for people who experience physical ailments like psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, back pain, osteoarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. It is also a good therapy that can benefit people who have undergone joint replacement surgery. Any workout that is done in water, like in a swimming pool is called hydrotherapy exercise. The water is kept at a certain temperature which benefits the patients and the water level is maintained between the shoulders and the waist.

Benefits Of Hydrotherapy And Why You Should Try It

According to a study published in the journal Musculoskeletal Care, patients who are dealing with diseases like the one's mentioned above find a lot of relief with hydrotherapy. People who had the ailment rheumatoid arthritis experienced relief with joint pain and soreness. Water therapy also improves mood and helps people relax. This is another bonus point in this kind of therapy and it helped people stay relaxed and happy and also enjoy the workout session.

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  • Hydrotherapy is effective to treat chronic pain.
  • It works on the tight muscles and helps them loosen up and promotes relaxation.
  • Water can boost metabolic rate and digestion activities.
  • Water provides resistance to the muscles and joints thereby increasing the intensity of the workout and this helps people recover faster. When someone pushes their legs and arms against the water, it assists in improving the muscle strength.
  • Hydrotherapy ensures less chances of getting injured than normal workouts.
  • It helps boost cardiorespiratory fitness which in turn boost heart health.
  • Studies have also shown that specific inflammatory markers can decrease with hydrotherapy.
  • It also stimulates blood circulation across the body.
  • This is a very comfortable therapy especially for people with ailments like joint discomfort and arthritis. But never attempt to do it all by yourself. It is essential that you have a trainer who shows you the correct technique. Wrong technique can worsen your condition.

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