Winter Weather and Joint Pain

A woman doing winter exercise

If you've ever experienced winter weather joint pain, you've likely wondered what the weather has to do with how your body feels. Turns out there are a few scientific explanations. However, you don't have to suffer all winter long. If you are experiencing joint pain, visit us at Chiropractic Wellness Center in Newcastle.

Blood Flow Decreases

One possible reason you experience more pain in the winter is that the body pumps less blood to the extremities to conserve heat. The blood vessels in your arms, legs, hands, and feet may constrict, causing them to become colder and stiffer.

Barometric Pressure Changes

It's believed that barometric pressure changes, like those associated with cold-weather systems, can cause an inflammatory response in your joints, making your nerves more sensitive. Overall, this response can trigger joint stiffness and pain with movement.

How to Get Relief for Joint Pain

Simply put, the best relief for cold-weather joint pain is warmth. Try dressing in warm layers and warm up before doing any outdoor exercise. You'll also need to keep moving during your rest periods to keep your joints from getting cold and stiff. Heat wraps or capsaicin creams may offer some relief as well.

If these steps don't give you relief, then you should see our chiropractor. Pain is your body's natural alarm system. It signals to you that something isn't right, and it should never be ignored. We offer several methods that can help relieve your pain and improve your joint function.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor for Joint Pain Treatment in Newcastle

At Chiropractic Wellness Center in Newcastle, we treat joint pain by restoring your musculoskeletal balance and health. Call us today at (425) 641-7470 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor for joint pain treatment.

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