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...............................................................................When the whole country is under cover of winter& winter weather is hitting the country hard, it eliciting me think about the relationship between cold weather and joints pain.
As the weather turns colder, many people feel not only the chill in the air, but can also suffer from increased joint and back pain
I am sure that everyone has seen & heard stories about some relative rubbing their knees and saying “It must be due to cold or some rain coming, my knees are stiff as a board”. Many people also seem to complain about their joints hurting more when the temperature drops.
A number of physicians agree that many patients experience a worsening of joint symptoms with changes in the weather, because…..
Do you know?
Your joint pain prevention plan for winter:
Though there’s not much scientific data to support the joint pain and weather connection, patients with joint pain can still use these pain relief tips when your joints start aching in winter:
Dress warmly, work out inside, take winter food and get enough vitamin D. These are some of the ways you can get relief in joint pain.
Are there any specific seasonal foods to support healthy joints?
There are actually a number of fruits and vegetables that can check the effect of cold weather & works as preventive food for joint pain.
Follow a healthy eating plan with a wide variety of foods – fruit, vegetables, cereals and pulses, dairy products, eggs, fish, chicken and meat.Here are some of them…..
Turnip is excellent source of healthy joints. It contains Vitamin A, C and E. Vitamin A is important for the synovial membrane that lines the joints, while the antioxidant effects of Vitamin C and Vitamin E help to guard against free radical damage, which can worsen joint discomfort. Turnip greens are also rich in bone-building calcium.
mushrooms are rich in selenium, an antioxidant that can help guard against free radical damage throughout the body.
This root vegetable looks a bit like a carrot. Parsnips are nutritionally similar to potatoes, but with fewer calories. They’re rich in potassium. Parsnips are easiest to find in winter and early spring.
Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family and is closely related to cauliflower. It’s an excellent source of immunity-boosting, free radical-fighting Vitamin C, which may help in prevention from future joint damage. Other nutrients in broccoli that support joint health include omega-3s and Vitamin E.
Nutritionally, pears are a good source of Vitamin C and copper, both of which help guard against free radical damage.
These are just some of the many winter fruits and vegetables that are in season right now.
Most commonly it is found that people take less water in winter season, so take enough fluids and keep your body well-hydrated. Dehydration causes muscle cramps, soreness and general lethargy.
It is advisable to start these activities before the onset of winter, so make a plan and start it from today.
Keep a symptom diary
It’s very important to keep a diary to track when symptoms begin, what weather conditions existed at that time (hot, cold, wet, dry), how long the symptoms lasted, and patterns (seasonal, indoors, outdoors). In this way you and your doctor will be able to anticipate the onset of symptoms and take appropriate measures to prevent their severity. Don’t forget to seek your doctor in severe joint pain.
I hope this information will help you to prevent your joint pain in this winter season. So, don’t dread this colder season, and enjoy the weather, move freely, without pain and feel better.
Have a smiley winter……..