Top Tips For Helping With Winter Joint Pain

In the middle of winter, joints can sometimes feel stiffer and more painful during days when the temperature gets particularly low.

Whilst this can sometimes be a sign of a condition such as arthritis, it is not always known why joints can feel more painful in winter, although there are a few theories and speculative studies.

Some potential causes include:

Changes in barometric pressure,

Muscle stiffness due to the cold,

Being less active due to not going out as often, and,

A symptom of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Here are some top tips for winter joint pain.


Warm Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is a very useful way to treat joint pain and arthritis throughout the year, but the combination of whirlpool bathing solutions, warm water and the gentle resistance of the water against joints can have a particularly good effect on joints.

Make sure to turn the heating up in the bathroom as well to enjoy the benefits of the homemade hydrotherapy session even longer.


Keep Hydrated

Dry, cold winter days can lead to considerable dehydration, due to the effects of the bitter dry air as well as the near-constant use of central heating.

Joints become more sensitive when the body is dehydrated, so enjoying hot drinks such as tea, coffee and hot chocolate is essential.


Eat Oily Fish

Oily fish, such as herring, salmon and mackerel, are filled with Omega-3 fatty acids, which several studies have suggested can help protect joints and help to prevent rheumatoid arthritis.

Consider adding some of these to a nourishing warm fish pie for a warm feeling that helps to protect joints in the long term.

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