Do cold Minnesota temperatures cause pain to muscle and joint inflammation? “Oh yeah, sure, you betcha!” All Minnesota slang aside, yes. Muscle and joint inflammation increases as the temperatures decreases. We have 3 suggestions for you to warm up to:
- Dress Appropriately – When venturing outside help your blood circulate by dressing to keep the chest area warm at all times. Sweaters and vests are a good idea as is layering at this time of year. Don’t forget hats and glove too.
- Keep Moving – It’s easy in the cold weather to reduce physical activity. Regular exercise will prevent stagnation of the muscles as well as improve circulation and put less strain on joints. Plan for daily exercise and execute your plan. Mall walking, indoor track walking and swimming are good indoor activities.
- Let us Help – We are aware of the pain that comes from muscle and joint inflammation. There are tools in our toolbox to relieve your suffering. Pain has emotional effects too. Some people may also feel low during the winter the winter months (Seasonal Affective Disorder), which can make pain feel worse.
We are here to help! If you are in pain, please call our office and schedule an appointment.