Holiday Season Aches and Pains
Annoying Winter Season Aches and Pains, With Solutions
Holiday seasons can bring plenty of joy and cheer, but for many will be pain. According to The Weather Channel, 42 percent of people reported having hip, knee, or back pain due to the cold winter temperatures. Why does this happen?
What causes joint pain to increase due to cold weather?
The cold temperature causes your muscles to lose heat and contract. These shrinking muscles make you feel tight and stiff, including in your joints. Your blood doesn’t circulate properly in the body parts, which causes pain and stiffness in the bones and joints. When that happens, your muscles lose their range of motion.
At MASJ, we see many clients with a limit range of motion. During the winter, people tend to forget to exercise since it’s not as nice outside, its cold, the holidays, or endless reasons. If you have joint pain due to the cold, we can help. Contact us to schedule a Free Consultation and kick those winter joint aches out the door.
How do you get rid of body aches in the winter?
Weak bones and joint pains can be annoying during the year, but during the winter season, we become more susceptible to body aches. A quick way to get rid of the aches due to cold weather is Get Warm. Heating up your body will increase blood flow and circulation throughout your body which helps create lube for your joints. Here are some other great tips to relieving the aches and pains on your own.
Winter Joint Pain Relief Tips
- Get Warm – It may seem like a no brainer but it will increase your body’s temperature and blood flow
- Exercise – Get moving to the gym or a jog but this will also increase your body’s temperature
- Take Vitamins – Vitamin D levels naturally decrease in the winter when we get less sun. Deficiencies in vitamin D can increase sensitivity to arthritic pain.
- Weight – Relieving pressure off your joints will always help so if weight is an issue, this may help improve your joint pains by losing weight.