Cold Weather and Arthritis Pain

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Cold Weather and Arthritis Pain

Arthritis Pain

Arthritis is a condition that affects joints, skin, and organs. There is no cure for arthritis pain; however, there are many ways to ease the pain and discomfort. Some remedies and healthy practices will also prolong arthritis from becoming severe and preserve joint function.

When someone is suffering from arthritis, the change in the temperature can cause severe flare-ups. An old wives tale said that arthritis could predict the weather. Recent studies with cadavers show that climate change does affect our joints. Science has proven that when the temperature drastically changes pressure in joints increases. This causes arthritis flare-ups.

Preventing Arthritis Pain

There are some preventative ways to lower joint pain without having to take over the counter drugs.  Preparing your body for the change in weather is a step towards relieving joint pressure. Reduce your exposure to the cold climate by layering clothes and dressing for the weather.

Drinking the recommended amount of water, which is about eight 8-ounce glasses, a day will also help with arthritis. Not only is it advised by doctors to drink enough water, but also it will help your body to stay active and hydrated. Drinking water will also help you reduce that extra weight that puts pressure on your joints.

Other Ways to Alleviate

There are some other alternatives to keeping your body safe from joint pain. Adding vitamins such as fish oil and vitamin D will help with arthritis. Scheduling monthly massages is a helpful way to relax the body and relieve pain. Acupuncture has been known to alleviate and soothe pain from arthritis.

One of the best arthritis relieving alternatives is chiropractic care. With chiropractic adjustments, you get your joints moving again. When joints are stagnant, arthritis sets in. When seeking chiropractic care, you no longer have to rely on prescription drugs that may just mask problems. The human body is able to heal itself and chiropractic adjustments help your body do just that.

At McKolosky Chiropractic, we offer many techniques to helping you with your chronic arthritis. Our trained staff and experienced team of doctors will create a plan to execute and help you feel great again. Give us a call to schedule an appointment!

 

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