It’s Fall! Are Your Joints Achy?

Scientists do not know exactly why, but there are theories, according to http://blog.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/weather-arthritis-pain/, that the atmospheric pressure and cold temperatures are what can cause pain, stiffness, and increased sensitivity of joints, muscles, tendons, bones, and scar tissue. The weight of air pressing against the surface of Earth causes expansion and contraction in these areas resulting in pain. Lower temperatures also contribute to thickening of joint fluids which make joints more stiff and sensitive during movement.

For people with arthritis, this is increasingly difficult during the colder and wetter months: Physical activity relieves arthritis pain, however the tendency to stay inside during bad weather keeps people less active. It’s okay to snuggle up with a book by the fire to keep those joints warm, but also don’t forget to get out there and take a walk through the beautiful fall foliage!

If you would like to consult with one of our doctors about your joint pain, please feel free to call 425-557-8787! We are open 7 days a week!

 

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October 11, 2018 · by  · in Clinic News · Tags:

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