Beat Arthritis Pain
It is that time of year again when your joints begin to ache more, feel stiff and limit your ability to tolerate activities in the cold. Why do your joints ache when it gets cold? Your joints are filled with fluid and so are your muscles, ligaments and tendons. When the air temperature is colder, tissues tend to become tighter, drier and stiffer. This is especially true for extremities more exposed to the elements and away from the core of the body. Hands, shoulders, knees, hips and ankles are most susceptible.
Arthritis pain is directly correlated to the limitation of mobility in your joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. The more freedom of movement in your joints, strength in your muscles and improved circulation, the less you are affected by arthritis inflammation and pain.
How to Naturally Relieve Arthritis Pain
The best way to relieve arthritis pain is to stop inflammation from happening in the first place. Focus your efforts on protecting your joints with proper posture, gripping and lifting techniques. Don’t do an activity all at once, for example shoveling snow without taking breaks.
Diet can play a major role in how you feel with arthritis. What you eat makes a big difference in how much inflammation is produced in your body. In addition, regular aerobic and strengthening exercises help you feel your best by keeping your joints lubricated, stretched and strengthened.