It is a sad revelation that the number of people suffering from arthritis continues to increase:
Number of Americans with arthritis or chronic joint symptoms:
- 1985 - 35 million
- 1990 - 37.9 million
- 1998 - nearly 43 million (1 in 6 people)
- 2006 – 46 million (nearly 1 in 5 adults)
YES, a hot tub is great for many forms of arthritis. Below is link with valuable information found at the Arthritis Foundation's website regarding hot water therapy and water exercise. As always, you should consult with your physician to determine if hot water therapy is right for your particular form of arthritis.