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Surviving Joint Pain In Winters

12 January, 2020

Knee Pain
, winter care

Winters may be the best season of the year but do your Joints feel the same?

"Every mile is two in winter," said poet George Herbert.

Joint pain is often associated with an injury or ageing. It is a well-known fact that ageing causes wear and tear on our joints.  The population already suffering from conditions like Arthritis is majorly affected by aging. And it becomes worse in winters. Joint pains and stiffened muscles are the most common health problem tormenting the lives of older people during winters. Many people swear by the pain in their joints as a predictor of rainy or cold weather. Maybe you’ve experienced it yourself after a long run, or heard someone comment that the weather is “making their knees ache.” Most of us don’t need anyone to tell us that it’s a lot more pleasant to walk outside when it’s 30 degrees Celsius and sunny than 12 degrees Celsius and cold. One can simply feel it—cold, tight, achy and painful.

Why does this happen?

Here are a few reasons why joint pain soars in winter:

  • The sensitivity of pain receptors increases during the winters. 
  • The swelling of tissues builds tension between joints as a result of pressure drop increasing joint pain. 
  • Cold temperature is also responsible for the increase in muscle spasms which aggravate joint pain and stiffness.
  • Blood circulation reduces to the fingers and toes during winters.
  • Low Vitamin D due to less sunlight gives way to weakened bones and joints.

Good News

Winter doesn’t have to be the season of your unrest if you have joint pain. Follow this advice to keep you up and running:

Workout: A good workout is essential for a number of things- weight management, boosting production of the body’s synovial fluid, the feel-good or happy feelings.

Keep yourself warm: Don’t forget to put on your gloves, socks, and cap even if you’re going to throw away the trash.

Eat Healthily: Look up on foods or dietary supplements as a rich source of Omega- 3, Vitamin K & Vitamin C. 

Take Supplements: Using the herbs as such has an issue of low bioavailability. Low bioavailability causes less amount of the potent agents of herbs to reach the bloodstream and hence may not help in relieving the joint pain. However, Nutraceutical companies are coming up with new ways to deal with this problem. 

Eat an Anti-Inflammatory Diet: Herbs such as Haldi and Shallaki are considered a rich source of anti-inflammatory agents which can be used as a preventive measure for joint pain. 

Vitamin D: Less exposure to sunlight in winters naturally decreases the level of Vitamin D. The best time to go in the sun is 11 am to 1 pm in the winters.

One of the few companies that have products which are clinically backed is Yogic Secrets. Yogic Secrets TurQjoint is a highly efficient formulation with natural bioactive compounds, exerts potent anti-arthritis effects in human osteoarthritis. TurQjoint is found to have positive effects on osteoarthritis when compared to Glucosamine and Chondroitin.

More information: https://www.yogicsecrets.com/

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