How to Cope with Arthritis During the Winter Months

If you suffer from joint pain or arthritis you probably find that the pain gets worse during the cold, damp winter months. Making it more difficult for you to carry out your day to day chores or your exercise routine and it can just leave you feeling downright miserable. So what can you do this winter to alleviate the pain of arthritis?

Dress Warmly:

It may sound completely obvious and something your mum has been telling you to do for years but it really does help. If it’s really chilly outside make sure you wear gloves to keep your hands nice and toasty and wear an extra layer over your legs and your knees in particular.

Warm Water:

Having a long soak in a warm bath is both extremely relaxing as well as soothing for your joints. Swimming in a heated pool is also very beneficial for you, just ensure you don’t rush out into the cold as soon as you get out the pool, be sure to let your body’s temperature normalise a bit first.

Exercise Inside:

As we know exercise is highly beneficial for everyone no matter your age or ability, but even the most energetic of us aren’t eager to go for a run on a cold and frosty morning. Indoor exercising will be just as good for you and easier on your joints. Using a treadmill or even just taking regular walks around your indoor shopping centre would be beneficial and you could even get some Christmas shopping done while you were there.

Treat Yourself to a Massage:

Yes, you have permission to indulge yourself a little bit as a massage can release any tension and tightness in sore muscles and aching joints. And a massage will also leave you feeling completely relaxed and spoilt.

Acupuncture:

Acupuncture is another treatment than can reduce arthritic pain. Acupuncture can release pain by increasing the release of endorphins into the body, which in turn help to block pain. It is commonly used to treat arthritis as well as treating chronic pain cause by headaches, back and neck pain and muscle pain.

So when you feel that cold winter weather getting closer, dig out your winter woollies, plan an indoor exercise schedule and treat yourself to some treatments here at Kenilworth Chiropractic Clinic. We are a team of highly experienced chiropractors in Coventry, and are always on hand to offer any advice and information on dealing with arthritis. If you would like to know more get in touch with us today using the online enquiry form.