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Managing Arthritis during the Winter Season

Jan
26

Woman suffering from arthritisArthritis can sometimes be very painful to bear, especially during the winter season when the joint pain seems to be worse. Those chilly winter mornings can affect those with joint pain and make them feel more pain than usual. Because of this, people have started looking to see if there is a connection between arthritis and the cold snap.

Winter influence

According to Dr. John Dickson, the co-founder of the Primary Care Rheumatology Society, winter is generally a time when people succumb to aches, pains and stiffness. Osteopath and physiotherapist Tim Allardyce is backing up Dr. John Dickson’s statement by saying that cold joints are stiffer in the cold weather, while warm joints are more mobile.

Dr. John says that due to barometric pressure, the weight of the air pressing on the Earth, we experiment changes at the nerve endings of the tissue inside a joint. This is why the moment low or high weather pressure systems move across the earth’s surface, people who are suffering from arthritis are more affected than others.

Statistics

According to statistics, over 10 million people go to their doctors with joint problems each year. Another statistic shows that 78% of people with ages between 55 and 77 are currently suffering from joint pain.

According to BMI Healthcare’s The Bare Bones Guide to Joint Pain, the knees are the most affected part of the body.

 Solutions to arthritis pain

Weight managing

You should watch your excess body weight, because the excess upper body eight can be dangerous for your back and joints. According to specialists, a Body Mass Index of 25 or over is considered to be overweight.

Keeping active

One of the best ways to reduce and prevent arthritis pain is exercising regularly. Exercises such as walking and swimming help you strengthen the core and back muscles, while other exercises like yoga and Pilates help improve your flexibility.

Dealing with stress

Stress can cause muscle tension which in turn, can make the pain worse. In order to get rid of stress, you should go on a healthy nutritious diet, do regular exercises and sleep properly.

Proper diet

When it comes to food, you might not be eating the right thing. Your daily diet can deprive you of some vitamins and minerals that are directly linked to the degeneration of bone and bone health. Suffering from a calcium deficiency can lead to osteoporosis; therefore you need to include foods like dairy, broccoli and almonds in your diet. If this is not enough you can always try supplements.

Other treatments

If you feel the need to try other treatments, there are some options out there that might help.

You could take into consideration FLEXISEQ, a drug-free gel that helps with the pain caused from osteoarthritis by penetrating the skin and re-lubricating the joint.

Joint injections of corticosteroids and plasma rich in platelet help you accelerate the healing process.

If these don’t work, you can always try taking hyaluronic acid supplements such as Syno-Vital TM Oral Hyaluronan. Syno-Vital is a natural liquid form of hyaluronic acid.

Source:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/aching-joints-how-curb-onset-7226115

 

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