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Can Water Therapy Relieve Joint Pain Caused By Running?

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Warm water is the ideal environment to exercise as its buoyancy counteracts gravity, decreasing weight placed on joints and spine. Water acts as resistance to build muscle strength. Relieve fibromyalgia, arthritis and lower back pain with water therapy. People with severe joint pain or joint replacement ideally consult a doctor before doing this exercise.

Curejoy Expert Dipti Mothay Explains:

Water therapy is one of the oldest forms of medicine.  It can help ease joint pain and accelerate the healing process by reducing compression on irritable, swollen joints.

Research has shown water therapy is helpful to ease all kinds of musculoskeletal complaints, including fibromyalgia, arthritis and lower back pain.

How Does Water Therapy Relieve Joint Pain?

It reduces the force of gravity that’s compressing the joint, offers 360-degree support for sore limbs, can decrease swelling and inflammation and increase circulation.

Exercises done in water are considered a low-impact activity. Warm water provides an ideal environment in which to exercise because its buoyancy counteracts gravity, thereby decreasing the weight placed on painful joints and the spine. Diminished weight bearing stress is one of many of the advantages of pool therapy for patients with osteoarthritis. Water may also act as resistance to help build muscle strength.

How To Do Water Exercises:

When you first enter a spa or pool, relax and enjoy the soothing water. When your muscles and joints feel more comfortable and relaxed, slowly begin your exercise routine. Allow enough time after exercising to again relax muscles before getting out of the water, other guidelines include:

-Submerge body part being exercised.

-Move the body part slowly and gently.

-Begin and end with easy exercises.

-Follow through complete joint range of motion if possible, but do not force movement.

-Stop if you experience any sudden or increased pain.

-Do three to eight repetitions as tolerated.

-Pain that lasts for more than one to two hours after exercise may indicate overuse. Cut back next time.

-Remember the weakening effects of heat when exercising in warm water.

Start slowly and don’t overdo.

Individuals with severe joint damage or joint replacement should check with their doctor or surgeon before doing any of the following exercises.

 

 

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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Leela Parab
Leela Parab 5pts

My God I have pain everyday noting work

Jaime Powers
Jaime Powers 5pts

I actually hit my knee with a steel pin at work but I'm sure this is good info ( haven't read it yet)

Rainy Daze
Rainy Daze 5pts

Jaime Powers didn't you just have this issue

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Najmi Bakhtiari It depends on the condition. We would suggest you to ask your questions to our expert here: https://www.curejoy.com/askaquestion/ , Whatever you post here is strictly confidential and only seen by expert Ayurveda doctors.

Susan Yousuf
Susan Yousuf 5pts

For mother also dr said for knee replacement :-(

Najmi Bakhtiari
Najmi Bakhtiari 5pts

Dr told me the totat. replacement of knees. Is there any other way