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A Match Made in Heaven: Arthritis and Walk-In Tubs

arthritis and walk-in tubs

If you or a loved one has arthritis, you know all too well how difficult day-to-day activities can be. Since bathrooms are typically made of hard, slippery surfaces, stepping into a tall tub can become a difficult and even dangerous task. This is why our walk-in tubs were designed to be easy to use for everyone, but bathers with arthritis may benefit the most.

How does hydrotherapy help arthritis?

Many people who deal with the pain from arthritis of the hands and feet know that some everyday tasks can be unbearable. Luckily, hydrotherapy can help people living with arthritis in many different ways. The warmth of the water is adequate in supporting the joints and soft tissues because it aids in decreasing inflammation and improving mobility in those joints. Additionally, hydrotherapy helps supports your weight, which helps to relieve pain and increase the range of movement of your joints.

What are the benefits of arthritis patients using a walk-in tub?

Easy Access: Sitting down and getting up is less strenuous with a 15-inch seat. Plus, our two integrated in-tub grab bars give bathers added support when getting into or out of the walk-in tub, and it also features a slip-resistant floor, a low-level door, and a no-leak door.

Dual Massage System: Our walk-in tubs come with water massage jets for a relaxing time, and the in-line water heater will ensure that the water is always comfortable.

The Flexibility of Placement: Since our tubs are entirely portable, you’ll be able to create a better, more delightful bath. You can put it beside your bed, and simply connect it to a drain line, making life easier for the days where walking far is painful. You’ll also avoid the inconvenience of a bathroom remodel.

Building Strength: The water can be used to provide resistance to moving your joints. By pushing your arms and legs against the water, you can help to improve your muscle strength.

Better Sleep: Aches and pains from arthritis can make you feel uncomfortable, keeping you up at night. Studies have shown that soaking in a warm bath before you go to sleep is a natural way to help achieve restful sleep, without the use of sleep aids. By letting your body relax in a hydrotherapy bath before bed, you will sleep deeper and wake up without the side effects of sleep aids.

Are walk-in tubs beneficial for other disorders?

Absolutely! Watch the video below to learn more about how people with other illnesses and disorders would benefit from using a walk-in tub.

For more information about our walk-in tubs, don’t hesitate to contact us today!