It isn’t a secret that arthritis can be a debilitating and chronic condition. With over 100 types of arthritis, it can be a difficult disease to diagnose and not all symptoms may be the same. There is one symptom however that all types of arthritis have in common…pain. The pain of arthritis may be so severe that your quality of life can be completely diminished.
Pain management is an integral part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle when you are diagnosed with arthritis. There are a number of ways to combat arthritis symptoms in combination with medication and the Mirage can help. Here are two powerful ways that the Mirage can assist you in managing arthritis symptoms.
- Exercise: As contrary to common sense as it may seem, exercise is a magnificent and natural way to combat arthritis pain. During exercise, the body releases a series of chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins can reduce pain and relieve stress and anxiety that are caused by chronic conditions. There are other benefits of exercise to consider as well. Just twenty minutes of exercise a day can improve heart health, balance blood pressure levels, strengthen muscles and bones, and can help battle depression.This probably sounds good, but you might be wondering if the risk of injury from strenuous exercise is worth it. The Mirage is H2O for Fitness’s answer to this question. The Mirage is an underwater treadmill that combines the enjoyable experience of hydrotherapy with the miraculous benefits of exercise. For those managing chronic pain, exercising in water is an ideal activity. The natural buoyancy of water takes the body’s weight off of joints allowing for fluid movements while providing enough of a challenge to get your endorphins flowing.The Mirage is a versatile hydrotherapy machine. With adjustable seating and customizable training programs, the Mirage can be utilized to meet the needs of any fitness level. This type of exercise allows you to have a high-intensity workout that is easy on your body and will not cause symptoms of arthritis to flare up later on. The Mirage can give you all of the benefits of exercise without the pain or risk of injury.
- Warm Water Therapy: After a hard day you may enjoy a relaxing warm bath. Many people however do not have the luxury or the mobility to enjoy a nice long soak. This is unfortunate considering that Warm Water Therapy is a great way to manage chronic pain conditions. Soaking in warm water for twenty minutes a day will loosen your joints and can have positive lasting effects long after your immersion period.According to arthritis.org, studies have shown that exercising in warm water at least two or three times a week can reduce pain by up to 40%. On top of this other benefits include increased mobility, improved sleeping habits, and a positive boost in mood. The trick to an effective warm water therapy session is to use temperatures within the range of 90 to 100 degrees and to get in a little movement. The Mirage’s friendly user interface allows you to adjust the water temperature. It also packs jet power that can be programmed for low or high resistance. The adjustable seating makes the Mirage like a miniature hot tub!
When considering your pain treatment options it is important to keep in mind that not all options work for everyone. You should consult with your physician when making pain management choices so you can get the most out of your treatment. The Mirage offers simple and intuitive choices that do not require the use of questionable treatments. The healing powers of water have been used by mankind for ages, and the Mirage is your key to unlocking this power.