DO YOUR JOINTS HURT WHEN THERE IS A CHANGE IN WEATHER?

DO YOUR JOINTS HURT WHEN THERE IS A CHANGE IN WEATHER?

Do Your Joints Hurt When there is a change in the weather?

Barometric pressure is to blame: Any changes in pressure, or the weight of the air pressing against the surface of the earth, can trigger joint pain…

“Arthritis affects everything else within the joint itself, including the joint lining, which we call the synovium, as well as the ligaments that are within the joint,” Dr. James Gladstone, co-director of sports medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, told weather.com. “All of those tissues have nerve endings in them, so they’re going to feel changes in the weather as tightness in the joint, or stiffness.”As the seasons shift, weekend warriors who don’t typically have joint pain should take extra precautions, as well, he added. “Anything cold causes muscles, ligaments and tendons to sort of tighten up, and that makes them stiffer,”

If you’re going to be going outside in the cold weather, you want to make sure you warm up first and keep warm with the appropriate clothing.Stretching indoors, heat creams and heating pads can all help loosen up stiff joints.

The good news is weather-related pain is only temporary.  🙂

Not just for the balmy climate. For many entering into their retirement years, it has been preferable to choose warm sheltered locations to settle, with far less turbulent weather patterns. Something which is now not always as previously guaranteed due to Global warming and more unusual seasons.

Posted by Mandy

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