“There is no conclusive scientific evidence to support that fact. Some studies have found little or no link between weather and joint pain, while others have found a strong relation between cold, damp days and arthritic flare-ups.”
Regardless of how the pain got there, Grace Walker, director of Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center approves of these tips from the Daily Star, to tame the pain:
Eat healthy and stay hydrated Load up on foods rich in –
Omega-3 fatty acids: These can be found in fish and nuts and may help as they seem to reduce the level of inflammation.
Vitamin C: Add color to your diet with juicy winter oranges and tomatoes to help prevent painful cartilage loss that comes with arthritis.
Keep moving. One of the obvious reasons why cold weather may cause joint pain is that people are less likely to work out when it’s really cold. Though your duvet may seem too comfortable to get out of, try to go on your morning walks as exercise helps lubricate joints and prevent pain.
If you feel that it is too cold outside, bring your workout indoors. However, do not overdo it! Choose low impact exercises which are easy on joints and can enhance your range of motion, like yoga or tai-chi. Lifting weights may help as well because it builds joint-supporting muscles.
This applies throughout the year – if you are overweight, try to shed a few pounds. The pain and effort you put into losing weight will go a long way in reducing joint pain.
(Rahman M. , 2016)
Call Walker Physical Therapy & Pain Center to schedule an appointment with an expert physical therapist.
1111 W. Town & Country Rd. Ste. 1
Orange, Ca 92868
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