Dealing with joint pain and stiffness is difficult at any point in the year, but research has shown that the winter months are usually even more so because cold weather affects arthritic conditions. While cold weather doesn’t cause arthritis in and of itself, it can be an exacerbating factor for many people with joint pain and stiffness driven by arthritic conditions.
There are several reason why cold weather affects joint pain. One is barometric pressure; when pressure is low, joint tissues expand and nerves become irritated. This leads to an increase in pain. While there isn’t much you can do to escape cold weather, adding some gentle stretches to your daily routine in the colder months can lessen the effects of cold weather on the joints. Read on to learn about some daily gentle stretches to keep you and your joints moving in winter.Continue reading “4 Daily Gentle Stretches To Keep You Moving And Your Joints Mobilized In Winter”