Some facts about Arthritis
Although arthritis is most common in people 65 years and older, many millions of all ages have to manage the disabling effects daily. Symptoms include inflammation, swelling, stiffness and joint pain; making almost all activities you enjoy difficult to do. The earlier you can identify and manage arthritis, the sooner you can circumvent its painful effects. Buying a walk-in tub is a terrific step in preventative care.
As we all know, health care can be expensive and arthritis is no exception to the rule. The largest amounts spent on combating arthritis is spent towards physical therapy and visits to your doctor. By investing in your care proactively and investing in a walk-in tub, you can gain a valuable tool in health care of all kinds and can save money in the long run – in addition to being more comfortable all the while.
The healing power of heat
Immersing yourself in one of our tubs provides full body relief of sore joints and muscles almost instantly, unlike localized treatments which can be more cumbersome and certainly not as easy as taking a bath. Heat relaxes muscle groups, decreases stiffness and pain and can give you more mobility when preforming your daily tasks.
- Make sure the temperature of the water is comfortable and not scalding.
- Be careful to check your skin for redness and add cold water if discomfort occurs.
- To get the full benefits, soak for at least 15 minutes.
Take the weight off your shoulders!
Bathing in warm water has been proven to help treat sore joints. In 1998, two physicians discovered that after three weeks of regular warm bathing arthritis sufferers didn’t feel as much pain and noticed relief from stiffness. Many said they were more limber as their use continued. The study found that the reason this simple treatment did so much in the treatment of arthritis is because resting in water reduces body weight by up to 90 percent – something you can’t get with a normal shower or shallow tub. Having strain removed from joints and cartilage allows the warmth of the water to ease blood flow and enhance the healing process for sore or damaged tissue.