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Hottub Pain Relief

An MRI has revealed that I have total loss of all cartilage in both hips. I can't get surgery until Feb 2013. When I get in my small therapy hot tub my hips instantly work great...no pain, full range of motion, etc.

I am painfully walking with the help of a walking cane. Is there any known pain management technique that duplicates the pain management that I get from my hot tub? Any info or suggestions would be greatly appreciate.

FRay Denver Colorado


  • I find a warm water therapy swimming pool good just before the hot tub. They have arthritis aquafit classes for people with limited movement or a PT can instruct you at certain rehab pools. It's so nice to have the pain relief in the water. I used a floatation belt when I went to aquatherapy and it felt great floating also having a noodle is great to hold onto while walking in the warm water pool. Best wishes. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,868
    augment some of my formal Aqua Therapy exercises. That are so many variables involved, so the best I can say is talk this over with your doctor/therapist. They will be best suited to tell what you can and can not do in a hot tub.

    Also, as Charry stated, almost any water can help. I live on a lake, so I can go down to the lake to do some of my walking exercises
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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