Arthritis Pain Relief Tips for Winter Weather

Patients suffering from arthritis have commonly blamed the weather on their increased pain. Thanks to the effects of the barometric pressure changes on your body, joint pain may be an indicator or weather changes. However, the scientific evidence is conflicting. Certain studies have found a strong correlation with short, cold days and arthritis flare-ups while others studies have found little or no link between weather and joint pain. Whether your aches are sparked by the weather or something else, there are several steps you can take to reduce the pain and inflammation.

Find Arthritis Relief in Cold Weather

Finding relief from arthritis during the winter months is possible. Take the following steps to reduce arthritis pain.

  • Stay warm

Dress in layers, warm up your car, and keep your home heated to ease weather related joint pain. In addition, try keeping joint warm with a neoprene sleeve or wrap.

  • Load up on healthy foods

We recommend making meals high in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin k, vitamin c, and antioxidants. Think foods like salmon, nuts, spinach, oranges, tomatoes, red peppers, and whole grains. Nutrition has an enormous impact on your health and may help ease pain and inflammation

  • Get moving

It’s common for people to exercise less during winter, which can lead to additional joint pain problems. In order to keep joints lubricated and pain free, we recommend performing low-impact aerobic exercises that are easy on the joints, including yoga, indoor swimming, and walking.

 

Experience Non-Surgical Pain Relief in Coquitlam, British Columbia

Managing arthritis can be a difficult and daunting task, and in the winter time it may seem impossible. Let MacKenzie SDI help you manage your pain. Contact our highly experienced professionals today at (604) 939-2201.