In the winter, atmospheric pressure is often higher than the summer since cold air is denser than warm air. Atmospheric pressure acting on the joints decreases in wintertime allowing the joints to expand a little bit resulting in stretching of tissues around the joint. This irritates nerve endings which causes pain.
That’s why when the weather is cold, the joints get inflamed due to a increased nerve sensitivity and poor blood circulation. Stiffness, aches and pains are often associated with changes in weather, especially the falling temperatures of winter.
Tendons, muscles and the surrounding tissues will expand because of the confined space within the body, this can cause pain, especially in joints affected by arthritis. Another reason is that less sunlight during winters means lower vitamin D levels and leads to weakened bones and joints.
Reduce your risk for joint pain
Keep the ambient temperature warm. Insulate the limbs with proper clothing or supporter band. Wear compression garments or wraps for the joints like knee. Ease the shock of cold weather on your body by dressing in layers to stay warm.
It’s essential to keep your body active, even in the winter months. Regular physical activity reduces pressure on your joints, so they are less prone to injury. This might help alleviate the pain including flexibility and strength training for the muscles.
Natural hormonal changes during the cold-weather season and lack of activity are all potential culprits for winter weight gain. Avoid winter weight gain and maintain a healthy weight to decrease stress on your joints, especially your knees.
Proper nutrition is also essential for the joints and muscles with optimum amount of protein, calcium and vitamin D and C. In the winter, dry air makes you feel dehydrated, tired and achy. The added benefits of a healthy diet are that it will keep your weight in check and ensure you’re getting a wide array of vitamins and minerals.
Adequate hydration is always essential. Aim for about eight glasses of water per day. Sipping a cup of warm tea is an excellent way to get more hydration in the winter. Bone broth and soup are also hydrating options.
Hot compresses or warm bath to relax the muscles and warm the limb. Stretch before going outside to loosen stiff joints. Staying active in the winter keeps your muscles and joints healthy. Get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy diet and keep a positive outlook.
Taking over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications may be necessary, but only under the supervision of a physician. Many supplements and medications can result in unwanted side effects. So opt for a herbal formulation which is absolutely safe for long term use.
Shallaki nourishes the joint structures and helps them to repair from the damage. It is an excellent anti-inflammatory and analgesic herb useful in relieving arthritis.
Dr.JRK’s Shallaki help with joint pain and help in maintaining healthy bones. Having anti-inflammatory & analgesic properties helps relieve joint pains & muscle stiffness.
Local application of liniments and massage oils also works wonder. Simple roll on to quell your pains – DOLOWHITE EMULSION from Dr.JRK’s Research and Pharmaceuticals exclusively for chronic pain that
- Relieves muscle stiffness in the joints
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- Gently roll on over the painful areas.
- Follow it with hot water fomentation.
- Regular use is recommended in chronic pain condition.