Why Your Body Aches When the Weather Changes
Have you ever wondered why your knees, or your hips, or your back, etc. begin to randomly hurt when the weather changes from hot to cold? It’s a weird thing but believe it or not, it’s actually normal. On Susquenhannahhealth.org, they claim that changes in the biometric pressure can make your tendons, muscles, and any scar tissue expand and contract. This can create pain in joints affected by arthritis. They also state that since our body wants to always keep us warm, cold weather can change our blood flow. Moving our blood from our limbs to more important organs. This takes warmth away from our joints, causing discomfort.
Pain occurring within your body during the winter seems unavoidable. Yet, there is many things you can do to try and avoid this discomfort and pain that annoys the hell out of you. For starters, STAY ACTIVE. Being active is probably the most important thing that you can do. When your active, your blood flows throughout your body, and your joints become less stiff.
Here is a list of other methods you can use to help combat these winter aches and pains:
- Apply an ice pack- it reduces swelling.
- Apply a heat pack- No more than 20 minutes at a time. Warmth leads to positive blood flow!
- Eat healthy.
- Stretch DAILY.
Remember that you’re not alone when it comes to this. Yes, it’s extremely annoying… but you can combat it. I genuinely hope that you don’t have to deal with serious pain within the cold months. If you do, I hope that this article helped & prepared you for it.
Written By: Brandon Callaghan