It is reported that over 52 million adults in the United States have some form of arthritis.
That is partly because the term arthritis includes over 200 diseases that take their toll on joints and their surrounding tissue.
As we age, our joints tend to wear down, just from everyday living. But just accepting the pain, doesn’t have to be a part of that. Best Acupuncture Care can help reduce the pain and inflammation in joints. Many people who experience arthritis pain also deal with fatigue, which makes the idea of performing day to day activities or exercising overwhelming.
So in experiencing arthritis, it is like experiencing the flu! Your body is fatigued and usually in pain and the cold weather in Denver, Colorado isn’t really helping things. Many people think it the dampness in the air causes arthritis pain, but is related to a change in barometric pressure. This pressure change can cause old injuries to flare up as the nerves have become sensitive due to the trauma.
“If you imagine the tissues surrounding the joints to be like a balloon, high barometric pressure that pushes against the body from the outside will keep tissues from expanding.” Source: Weather Affects Joints
This means the low barometric pressure than comes with a drop in temperatures, increases pressure in the joints, producing pain, inflammation and stiffness. Some suggestions to help reduce the pain of arthritis:
- Schedule with Best Acupuncture Care to reduce pain
- Do warm ups before doing things outdoors in the cold
- Keep warm to protect your muscles from tightening and stiffening up
- Exercise to improve blood flow
- Don’t over do it. Listen to your body and know when to stop
- Use a heating pad to help loosen tight muscles
- Stretch. If you are sedentary, take a moment to stand, move and bend
According to the Arthritis Foundation, acupuncture was found successful in helping Osteoarthritis. Because Best Acupuncture Care is designed to improve blood flow, reduce pain and stimulate the body’s natural defenses, it is ideal for arthritis and joint pain.
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