If you suffer from arthritis or other joint pains, you may notice that the pain gets worse as the weather gets cold and damp. Many say this is a wive’s tale and that there’s no real scientific evidence to back these claims, however, most people with chronic joint pain express increased stiffness with bad weather.
Most experts agree that the damp, cool weather does affect joint pain and inflammation. However, they do stress that although symptoms may worsen, damage does not increase. Your joints are not becoming more damaged every time there is a rainy day.
Many people consider moving to warmer, drier climates as they age to reduce pain, but does it really make a difference? Healthcare professionals tend to say that moving to a new climate will not improve your condition, at least for the long-term. Your body will simply adapt to the new climate and experience discomfort during the relatively cold seasons.
Supplements, like those available at Dr. Newton’s Naturals, may help reduce joint stiffness and pain. Nutranetics Flex Joint Health contains glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM and other joint nutrients to promote joint health and relieve inflammation and pain.