The days are getting cooler, and the nights are growing longer. The leaves are changing, Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons are right around the corner. Soon the fireplaces will be lit, and the hot chocolate will be in the hand. While many look forward to the onset of fall and winter, there are many Americans that deal with arthritis and dread the days when weather changes are here. The staff at Advanced Medical of Twin Cities understand this and have many pain-reduction techniques that can help relieve the aches and pains that come with weather changes.
There are several theories that exist today as to why pain is exacerbated by the changes in weather. This correlation between the weather and the body’s joints has been studied closely for years, and while there is no scientific reasoning or rationale, there are many who experience this phenomenon for themselves season after season.
Weather’s Effect On Our Bodies
The most logical theory proposed to date is that the changes in barometric pressure (or the weight of our surrounding atmosphere) is to blame. As the pressure drops, the tissues around joints tend to swell, causing uncomfortable pressure and pains. People have also reported migraines following a drop in barometric pressure. In addition to the joint pains and migraines, many people deal with stiff muscles, ligaments, and tendons as the weather gets colder.
Is There A Way To Stop The Pain From Occurring?
The surest way to avoid these aches and pains is to ensure that you are eating healthy and staying as active as possible. If you include dietary supplements, such as Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K, your joints will thank you. Combating stiffness is easy if you stay moving. You might remember one of Newton’s Laws: “A body at rest remains at rest. A body at motion stays in motion.” There is truth to that statement.
Chiropractic Treatment For Joint Aches And Pains
If, despite your best efforts, you are dealing with joint aches and pains associated with the weather changes, the team at Advanced Medical of Twin Cities can help! They can employ a variety of techniques to help relieve the body’s aches and pains. Contact (763) 541-1280 or fill out the contact form online to schedule a consultation and find out how Advanced Medical can help you be pain-free this season.