Three Ways Water Eases Osteoarthritis [Infographic]
According to the CDC, 13.9% of American adults suffer from osteoarthrits, the most common form of arthritis. Osteoarthritis includes a degenerative breakdown of tissues that eventually causes joint pain. Although there is no cure for the disease, there are many ways to relieve the symptoms, including aquatic therapy. The soothing properties of water, combined with the buoyancy allows for greater freedom of movement, which can help to improve mobility on land and reduce weight, which is often helpful in relieving symptoms. Three of the benefits that have been studied include:
- Improved physical health and abilities
- Decreased arthritis related joint pain
- Improved quality of sleep
We have summarized some of the findings of multiple research studies in this infographic below.
As we mentioned on the blog last week, more research has recently come out touting the benefits of high-intensity interval training using an underwater treadmill for osteoarthritis patients.
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