According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are about 54.4 million American adults that suffer from joint pain related to arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or fibromyalgia. In the fall and winter seasons, joint pain is a common complaint in patients. A European Research Project basic on has shown that a sharp drop in temperature has an impactful effect on the expansion and contraction of different tissues in the joints that may elicit a pain response. Further, low temperatures may increase the viscosity of synovial fluid, thereby making joints stiffer and perhaps more sensitive to the pain of mechanical stresses. These findings can be directly related to the common belief that joint pain in middle-aged and older adults with Osteoarthritis is influenced by damp and cold weather conditions, and suggests that a causal relationship exists between joint pain and weather variables.
Timely prevention and maintenance of the joints can effectively prevent the frequent occurrence of OA in winter or delay its development, and avoid large amounts of drug use or surgical treatment in the later period. Try these following tips for relieving joint pain.
Dress in warm layers for common problem areas for joint pain, such as hands, knees, and hips. Besides, using a heating pad, heated blanket, warm bath, or taking a warm shower is a good choice to increase your joints’ mobility and decrease your pain.
Keeping your body active is essential for relieving joint pain related to arthritis, even in the winter months. Try indoor swimming in a warm pool, stretching with yoga or Pilates, brisk walking, and weight training to keep your body active.
Eat Anti-Inflammatory Foods and Supplements
If you suffer from joint pain, you probably already know that foods that have anti-inflammatory properties are an important part of your daily diet. Foods that have anti-inflammatory ingredients include turmeric, garlic, onions, green tea, berries, dark green leafy vegetables, and so on.
Also, herbal supplements with anti-inflammatory properties can reduce joint pain in winter. Chenland JointAlive®, the premier joint support solution with clinically-proven formula, has been recognized by the international academic circle in the field of joint health. After a two-month review from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), JointAlive® has successfully received New Dietary Ingredient (NDI)approval from the FDA.
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Drink enough water to keep your joints healthy. Even mild dehydration can increase sensitivity to pain. Always keep a water bottle with you.
Avoid Winter Weight Gain
Many people pack on extra weight in winter, but each extra pound you get puts four additional pounds of pressure on your knees and other joints. A 2013 article in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) also highlighted that patients can get significant improvement with knee arthritis can from weight loss.
Get a Massage
Massage can provide an overall sense of well-being. A good massage therapist will know how to relieve your joints and relax your muscles. It also helps with blood flow. Additionally, you can ask a physical therapist to teach you self-massage.