Does Cold Weather Make My Joints Hurt?

It’s that time of year again when the temperatures drop, and the weather is unpredictable. For most, cold, wet weather outside affects their arthritis, past injuries, and joint pain. Different scientific studies jumped on the case to study the different factors involved in the correlation between cold weather and arthritis pain. Many people believe that the weather changes do affect the level of pain they experience. This article is a follow-up to one we posted last year

It’s finally a new year, and residents of western North Carolina could not be more excited. After a challenging year in our area, people are ready to put 2020 behind them and move forward. This is the season where people make resolutions to change for the better. It is a good time to evaluate yourself and set goals to help achieve health and wellness. In this article, we are providing tips for Asheville residents and western North Carolinians on how to set smart new year’s resolutions for health, wellness, and dealing with chronic pain and discomfort.

Ways To Improve Your Health This Year

Monday, 01 January 2024 00:00

New Year’s resolutions are a popular tradition that involves people setting new goals, continuing good practices, and changing undesirable traits or behaviors. The purpose is to motivate people to accomplish their personal goals and improve their lives. 

The most common New Year's resolution is the promise to be healthy by going to the gym and eating well-balanced meals. However, these healthy aspirations involve a lot of effort and consistency.

As temperatures drop during the winter months, you may be experiencing joint pains that keep you from moving around and typically stay indoors when it’s cold and rainy outside. Lounging around indoors is a perfect excuse for ditching your outdoor exercises, but your inactive joints will suffer. When you notice pain and discomfort in areas of legs, knees, arms, shoulders, and other joints that have less blood flow, it is hypothesized that those areas get inflamed due to a change in atmospheric pressure, causing poor circulation and increased nerve sensitivity. 

If you are an active person and want to maintain a healthy body, you will likely be putting your body through stress and fatigue. When staying physically active, you can suffer from aches, pains, and soreness. For athletes who cannot take several days to rest, these pains can develop from a minor ache to serious sports injuries.

Accidents are bound to happen when putting your body through these tough activities that can result in painful injuries. Being an athlete, you must take proper care to ensure your body to fully recover and handle high performances. However, seeing a chiropractor can help you with sports injuries and also prevent them from happening.