Is cold weather stirring up your arthritis pain... Can you feel the change in your bones
Author: Shelley Bennetts Date Posted:26 April 2019
The long, hot days of summer are gone. And, depending where you live in Australia, you’re faced with at least a couple of months of dreary cold. Can you feel the change in your bones? With the onset of cooler and wetter weather, many of us notice that niggling arthritic pain in our joints; our fingers, our knees, in our backs and necks, toes and ankles. It seems that the cold weather brings arthritic pain with it. Regular doses of PFE Turmeric Plus Oral Liquid will certainly help to relieve the pain of arthritis. But, physical activity and drinking plenty of water will definitely help your body cope better with the cold.
Contrary to how it feels, the cold weather doesn’t actually cause the symptoms of arthritis. There are some solid explanations for why it feels like our joint pain is worse in winter. We’re all inclined to tuck in, and hibernate for the duration. We’re generally more passive and spend more time dwelling on our aches and pains. And sadly, we’re also less inclined to get up and do something about it.
Aching for Blood
Despite good intentions, we all tend to exercise less during the winter months. At a time when physical movement will actually help us to stay warm by increasing our blood flow, we’re inclined to be less active. Staying inside, close to the fire, with a warming drink is a far more appealing option. When we’re cold, our body’s focus is to supply blood to our vital organs, like our heart and lungs. The amount of blood flowing to our extremities is restricted. Our fingers and toes, ankles and knees, wrists and elbows are all aching for a better blood supply.
It feels that the colder it gets, the more the muscles around our joints stiffen up too. This is because the soft tissues around our joints are less pliable when they’re cold. In fact, the less we’re moving, the more tense our muscles become. As much as we might like to curl up and hibernate for winter, clearly we should be helping our body to circulate our blood more efficiently by being active.
Aching For Water
Another very likely cause of increased arthritic pain in colder weather is that we don’t drink as much water. In summer, we’re all very conscious of maintaining hydration. But, dehydration is just as likely in winter as in summer. Those warming drinks we’re having in front of the fire or the telly are very likely to be caffeinated tea or coffee. They’re diuretics, and they’ll make you wee more, hence reducing the fluid in your body. Being dehydrated can make you feel achier, because your body will not be processing waste as efficiently. Ideally, we should all drink just as much water in winter as we do in summer.
Then, of course there’s Barometric Pressure. Many of us know when there’s a change in the weather coming. We can feel it in our bones. Our joints are finely tuned to changes in the air pressure around us. When a change is coming, the air pressure drops and our body tissues expand. This puts pressure on the nerves controlling pain signals. And, there’s not much we can do about that.
So, instead of reaching for the pain-killers, and blobbing out on the couch, it’s the season to be pro-active. Maintain your Turmeric Plus Oral Liquid intake, drink a healthy amount of water to stay hydrated, and keep your blood circulating efficiently by being active.