Does Cold Weather Cause Joint pain?

Joint Pain and Stretching

Cold weather can lead to muscle and tendon tension and contraction which results in stiffness. Stiffness causes limited mobility which decreases cartilage nourishment. Cooler weather results in a drop in barometric pressure which is thought to cause joint, tendon and other tissue expansion. This can result in increased pressure in the joints causing symptoms of pain, cramping and spasms. Various supplements such as glucosamine and chondroitin, ginger, ashwagandha and turmeric have show positive effects in nutritional studies for reducing joint pain and inflammation. Vitamin D3 and K2 are also great for joint health through it's anti-inflammatory effects. In addition to supplements exercising in a warm environment and regular stretching can also ease joint pain and stiffness.  Contact us at Therapeutic Rehab Specialists to see how we can help you with your joint pain. 

Dr. Anthony Pribila Dr. Pribila received his Doctorate of Science (DSc) degree in physical therapy from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Dr. Pribila went on to earn his first manual therapy certification (CMP) from internationally esteemed physical therapist Brian Mulligan of New Zealand. He added a second manual therapy certification (CMPT) through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy. Among further professional training and accomplishments, Dr. Pribila is a certified ergonomic assessment specialist (CEAS); earned a Level 2 certification in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) through Functional Movement Systems; and a certification in instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM). Dr. Pribila is certified through the American Institute of Balance in post-concussion management treatment. He has been certified in intramuscular dry needling since 2013 and possesses two dry needling certifications. Dr. Pribila has also completed substantial research on cervicogenic headaches.

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