Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 54 million people have arthritis in the United States. Symptoms of arthritis include stiffness, pain, aching, and swelling in or around the joints.
To help combat the pain, the Arthritis Foundation suggests that soaking in warm water helps with musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis. Other ways you can find relief while relaxing in your hot tub include:
- Reducing the force of gravity that’s compressing the joints
- Offering 360-degree support for sore limbs
- Lessening swelling and inflammation
- Increasing circulation
To achieve maximum benefit, set your water temperature between a healthy range of 92 and 100 degrees. You should soak for at least 20 minutes, making sure to drink plenty of water before and after to stay hydrated.
While we know warm water is relaxing, it’s also good for movement by stimulating blood flow to your stiff muscles and frozen joints. Try some gentle stretching while in your hot tub, and even after you get out.
With benefits such as no side effects, almost immediate relief, and being easy, it’s no wonder so many people have used hot tub hydrotherapy as a form of arthritis treatment.
What is the Best Hot Tub for Arthritis?
Like with any other purchase, the hot tub you choose all depends on your personal preference. If you commonly feel arthritis pain in the lower part of your body, a hot tub with soothing warm jets can help provide relief. If you have arthritis discomfort throughout your whole body, you may want to consider a large-size swim spa or hot tub.
To learn about the features our hot tubs provide, contact Unique Pools Spas and Billiards by calling 407-296-6776 or stoping by one of our four Florida locations to speak with a knowledgeable sales associate.