Variety Of Aquatic Exercises For Chronic Pain
Pain is an uncomfortable feeling that can interfere with a healthy lifestyle. The pain can be constant or come and go, but it typically lasts longer than it should. The pain is usually caused by an injury or illness. Once the body heals, the pain should stop. However, if the injury is chronic, pain can continue long after the body has healed. The pain can be in any part of the body and can keep you from working, exercising, socializing or taking care of yourself or your loved ones. This can lead to depression, anxiety and trouble sleeping which can make the pain even worse. The good news is that there are exercises that can help reduce the pain from chronic pain. One of the best options is aquatic exercise.
Aquatic Exercises for Chronic Pain that workouts can be performed in a pool and are low or no impact on the joints and muscles. They are a great option for those with hip, knee and leg injuries. They can also help relieve pain from fibromyalgia and other chronic conditions like arthritis. These workouts can help build muscle and increase flexibility without the pain.
There are a variety of aquatic exercises to choose from, but it is important to talk with your physical therapist to determine which are the right for you. They can provide a list of recommended exercises that will improve your condition. They can also provide you with a list of exercises to avoid that will make your condition worse.
The water can offer up to 15 times more resistance than air and can be adjusted to suit your needs. This helps you to build muscle strength and endurance in all areas of the body. The water is also able to support the weight of your body which can help with pain in the back, neck and joints. A 2009 study published in Spine Journal found that aquatic exercise produced greater improvements in disability and quality of life compared to land based exercise.
Aside from the physical benefits of aquatic exercise, it can also help you to feel better about yourself. The fact that you can still perform physical activity and are not stuck at home or in bed because of the pain can give you a sense of accomplishment. It can also give you a boost in your self-esteem to prove that you are not letting your pain hold you back.
In addition to these benefits, aquatic exercise can help you get a good cardio workout and can burn up to 400 calories in one hour. This is a great way to maintain your health and stay active even when it's hot outside. With these benefits, it is no wonder that many people with chronic pain have found relief from exercise in the water. To learn more about the benefits of aquatic exercise or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office today. We look forward to helping you get the relief that you deserve.