During winter I am getting joint pain, what should I do?
Hello, I am 48 years old. I am getting joint pain in this winter. There is a persistent pain. How to survive arthritis in winter? Please leave your comments.
@bratati Dress warmly – Depending on the climate in your city, choose to wear warm winter clothes or dress in layers. Always ensure that you cover your hands, knees, legs and all arthritis prone areas.
Hydrate – Staying hydrated helps keep you more active. Even mild dehydration might make you more sensitive to pain.
Exercise – While it’s understandable to want to avoid winter chill, people with joint pain should still stay active. Exercise indoors to improve the symptoms like joint stiffness and muscle weakness.
Keep yourself warm and cosy – Use an electric heating pad, hot water bag or an electric blanket to keep yourself warm while resting or sleeping. Heating pads are more useful for localized areas where joints have become stiff and painful from the cold weather.
Let warm baths comfort you – Swimming in a heated pool is both great exercise and soothing to your joints. You can also get great relief from warm baths.
Supplement Vitamin D – Low levels of vitamin D might play a role in how sensitive you are to arthritis pain. Being deficient in vitamin D also raises the risk for osteoporosis. Talk to your doctor about the best supplement options.
Increase your intake of omega-3 fatty acids – Omega-3 fatty acids are highly beneficial in reducing the inflammation level in your joints. Include avocado, flaxseeds, walnuts and fish in your diet.
@bratati It is a common finding that the joint pains in various arthritis flare-up during winters. we recommend using warm clothing and getting yourself evaluated for the arthritic profile to know the exact cause. There are various joint mobilization exercises to prevent stiffness. Early morning joint pain with swelling is an indication of RA which needs further evaluation. Also pls send your treatment details to email@example.com for further evaluation.