Swimming is a sport that has been contributing to enhancing human health, especially those suffering from osteoarthritis and disc areas. Several studies and studies have shown outstanding effectiveness that it gives people with disease.
Reduce the pressure on the discs
- Water does not directly affect the wound as well as does not cause injury to the spine, but only works to support our body.
- Under water, body gravity is much reduced. This reduces the weight of the body to joints, reduces the pressure on the skeletal system and the herniated vertebrae.
- The joints and muscles together with the trunk vertebrae, thereby reducing pain for the patient. Relieves the pressure inside the disc’s mucous core and gradually helps the core move back to its original position.
Reduce inflammation, relieve pain
- When swimming, the heart will strengthen its contractility.
- Increased chest volume helps to provide more oxygen.
- More oxygen is pumped to the herniated area to reduce pain and inflammation.
Practicing deep swimming breathing helps to circulate the joints and disc
- Taking deep breaths while swimming increases the volume of the lung cavity, enhances the exchange of gases, and enhances the functioning of the circulatory system. From there, it promotes blood circulation to the body’s joints, including the disc.
- The disc is a place where few blood vessels are nourished, so the circulation of blood here will reduce the pain caused by the compression of the nerve.
Swimming is a comprehensive combination of the whole body, the coordination of arms, legs, head and neck when you stretch against the resistance of water and move forward. That enhances the endurance, flexibility for the body and is very good for joint mobility.
How to swim for people with disc herniation:
It cannot be denied how effective swimming disc herniation is. But how to swim and how to use new techniques really effective for patients? You should consult your doctor for instructions on how to swim best while still reducing the pain. Or can refer to some techniques in part 2.