Tips and tricks for managing arthritis in the cold season
With autumn and its windy days upon us, our bodies have to manage cooler days, rain and wind. And while we all miss summer already, staying healthy and warm these days is a must. Looking good and feeling good go hand in hand no matter the season and the temperatures outside. And yes, this is possible for those of us who suffer from arthritis as well. With the right lifestyle, care for the suffering joints and muscles, exercise and food, winter can come, we will be prepared.
Arthritis and cold days
Now that autumn is in charge, many people suffering from arthritis feel more stiffness and pain in their joints and muscles affected by the disease. It is well known that the level of discomfort caused by arthritis reaches higher peaks as the chilly days approach.
Whether it’s because the barometric pressure is changing or due to the fact that nerves narrow the blood vessels when it’s cold to reduce heat loss and to keep the body’s temperature warm, with the arrival of autumn arthritis pain is amplified.
Tips and tricks for pain relief
- Wear compression gloves and compression sleeves. The ones developed by the Medical Company Doctor Arthritis contain a high level of copper which makes them suitable for all day use. Arthritis gloves and arthritis sleeves work by using the compression therapy which improves the blood flow, supports the affected joints and muscles and they provide pain relief for an improved lifestyle.
- Exercise, exercise, exercise. It is a proven fact that staying active and working out reduces the stiffness of the joints. In addition, you are keeping the muscles tone and they are the ones to uphold the joints. Strong muscles lead to strong joints leads to less pain.
- Adjust your outfits to the weather. Now that is colder during the morning and the evenings, avoid the common mistake of being underdressed. Help your body maintain its warmth. Put on an extra layer of clothing which you can take off during the warmer hours and put back on as the sun goes to sleep.
- Drink water. Staying hydrated makes you less sensitive to pain.
- Eat Omega-3 fatty acids. This type of aliments lower the inflammation caused by arthritis. Such foods are the salmon, sardines, tuna, herrings, eggs, milk and yogurt.
When suffering from arthritis there is always the need to take special care of your body. But as cold makes the pain worst, paying attention to your lifestyle and diet is very important. Pain relief can be assured by wearing special products such as Doctor Arthritis’ copper infused compression gloves and copper infused compression sleeves but there are other tricks you can use to keep your joints and muscles healthy and pain free. Make the most of them.