According to the Centers for Disease Control, Arthritis is said to affect approximately 1 in 3 Americans, usually in the later years of their life.

Unfortunately however, Arthritis can strike at any age. The disability results from trauma to a joint or muscle, old age, or infection of the joint or muscle. The severity of arthritis varies, however most people experience pain that spreads all over the body. Writing, drawing, and any physical activity can soon become particularly difficult because of Arthritis.

Luckily, there are many different options in treating this disease. Hydrotherapy is the use of water pressure, heat, and buoyancy to treat and sooth pains in your body. This form of treatment will allow your muscles to relax, and your body to actually change with the water pressure. Some patients tend to naturally help themselves by exercising more and by using hydrotherapy as a way to relieve their aches and pains. By exercising more, you are promoting and maintaining the health of all your joints and muscles.

Although it might be difficult, the best way to manage the pain is to keep moving. Water exercises, like stretching and performing leg abductions, can help greatly with Arthritis pain. Exercising outdoors can put more strain on you rather than exercising in water. With heat added to the water, your exercise routine will be more manageable and fun! If you continue to stay idol with arthritis, your ligaments become more lax, and your muscles weaken. When the pain is too much to bear, using hydrotherapy along with exercise will allow you to move with less pain. By emerging yourself in a spa for at least 20 minutes a day on top of exercising, you will begin to see weight loss, and a more toned body.

According to the Arthritis Foundation, soaking in warm water allows you to release stress and alleviate the chronic pain from your muscles and joints. You will soon begin to feel better and do more physical activity than ever before. The jets in a spa put pressure on your muscles, which in turn boosts your blood circulation, and the warm water will help you become more flexible. Flexibility is never really an option when you have arthritis, but by using a spa, your muscles and joints will become loosened and you will be able to stretch more often.

Maintaining a healthy diet is also a key component to treating your arthritis right. Eating the right kinds of foods will allow your body enough nutrients to want to exercise and keep up with your daily habits. Being healthy, staying fit, and making an effort to change your lifestyle will improve your arthritis greatly.

*This article should not be used for medical advice.  Always consult your doctor.