Natural Treatment to Relieve Cold Weather Joint Pain
Changes in weather can often cause us to complain about our aching joints. Knees, elbows, hips can all be affected by changes in season, especially the frigid cold weather of winter. Before you reach for a bottle of over the counter medications, have you considered giving natural treatments a try?
Why Does Cold Weather Cause Joint Pain?
When you sustain an injury, you are often told by medical professionals to apply an ice pack. Why? Because a cold compress, such as an ice pack, reduces swelling and aids healing. When you have arthritis or joint inflammation, however, cold weather can reduce swelling thereby pulling on the nerves around the affected joint, resulting in aches and pains.
In addition, the cold winter conditions often cause individuals to remain indoors and to lead more sedentary lives. A lack of movement can cause your joints to become stiff from underuse so that when they are used, it causes pain in the affected area.
How Can You Relieve Joint Pain Naturally?
In addition to leading a healthy lifestyle with a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods and regular exercise, chiropractic adjustments combined with massage therapy and acupuncture can help provide joint pain relief. Regular chiropractic adjustments will keep your body in harmony and reduce inflammation throughout your system. An experienced acupuncturist can target your problem areas to provide further joint pain relief. Acupuncture should not be considered a quick fix. A series of treatments progressing over several weeks generally works best to achieve optimum results.
Looking for Acupuncture in Bangor?
At Back in Balance Wellness Center, our acupuncturist is a valued member of our chiropractic team. The acupuncturist starts with a detailed personal history and comprehensive physical evaluation. By following a “whole body” approach to treatment, our acupuncturist can customize a program that will address nutrition needs, exercise, and a treatment timeline. This allows you to know exactly what to expect and will help you to be comfortable with your treatment decisions.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with our office call 207-947-8077.
How does the cold weather affect your joint pain?