5 Things You Didn't Know About Joint Pain and Weather January 19 2017
When grandma said she could feel a storm brewing in her joints, she likely could.
The weight of the air pressing against the surface of the earth can trigger joint pain or headaches in some people. Barometric pressure, as well as changes in humidity and temperature, can affect your joints. Make sure when the weather changes that you recognize this and do some stretches, use joint supplements and gels, and if needed, apply a heating pad to alleviate discomfort.
Moving to a milder climate may not help your joint pain
According to WebMD.com, studies show that those who live in milder climates actually report great sensitivity to changes in the weather.
"We know that if you ask people to rate their pain in Minnesota or Arizona or California or even Florida, there's no one area of the country where you'd say, ‘There's less pain there.'"
Doctors theorize that when people vacation they are not doing their normal every day activities, and their pain lessens. When they resume normal activity, even in a warmer climate, the pain comes back.
Drinking water can help with your joint pain
Most people think that cold affects joint pain, and it does. However, in the warmer seasons it is easy to become dehydrated, and even mild dehydration can affect joint pain according to a medical study done in 2015. No matter the season, it's a good idea to increase your water intake when you're experience increased joint pain. It may lessen the pain for you.
High heat and humidity can be as painful as cold weather.
“High heat and humidity also can exacerbate the levels of ozone in the environment, possibly causing additional distress and pain in those who have asthma, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and chronic fatigue syndrome,” said Moshe Lewis, MD, a pain management specialist in private practice in Redwood City, Calif. (source)
In addition to drinking water, you can stay indoors and do water fitness exercises to keep your cool. Exercise will relieve your pain, but the low impact of water exercise can relieve joint pressure while keeping your body at a lower temperature.
Glucosamine benefits everyone with arthritis when the weather changes.
Glucosamine has been shown to benefit people with osteoarthritis, possibly by stimulating the regrowth of worn-out cartilage. Just glucosamine alone is not enough. That's why we at Synodrin® have developed products that combine the effects of other natural ingredients to help you fight pain. Yes, taking a supplement can help increase joint comfort; taking a high quality supplement that's right for your body and your condition is the key to effective relief.
Our tips for you: stay warm when it is cold; stay cool when it is warm. Drink water. Get some support from your doctor to come up with a weather-change pain management plan. Research and learn more about the options available to support your joint health. Don't assume that what works for others will work for you. We recommend choosing a comprehensive, high quality joint health supplement. You don't need to move to Florida to feel better. We hope this article has helped you. If you have questions about joint health supplements, just ask us on Facebook. Someone with an obsessive level of caring about customer support will get back to you.