When the weather turns cold, we see an immediate increase in people experiencing aching joints. The pain can range from moderate discomfort to shooting and throbbing pains. Especially for the elderly, the cold can mean traversing stairs will become impossible.
The cause of stiffness and pain in cold weather is due to the barometric changes that can cause a pressure gradient in the joint capsules, which are filled with fluid. Although the urge is to be less active when it’s cold, the opposite is best to relieve the pain.
Movement has a healing property. Staying active is the key to combating this discomfort. Exercise and physical therapy condition the body, making it important to stay active all year long. Keeping active may make all the difference when it comes to pain relief and avoiding taking pain medication.
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