Winter joint health skills
In winter, our tensions become more vulnerable.
Especially our knees.
Because in the winter, the coldness of the knee joint is cold and damp.
Joint diseases are prone to recurrence and seizures in winter, and are prone to joint pain, stiffness and other symptoms.
How do we protect our joints in winter?
5 tips to keep your joints through the winter.
Keeping the daily winter, people are more willing to stay in a warm room, and the number of outings is significantly reduced.
However, Dr. Wesselmann said that maintaining daily activities can help the joints stay aligned and function properly.
The reduction of youth activities in winter will lead to an increase in the range of activities and a decrease in the amount of activity, which is detrimental to joint health.
Moreover, a reduction in activity will result in weight gain and increased joint stress.
Studies have shown that for every kilogram of weight gain, alignment requires an additional 3 kilograms of pressure.
銆€銆€Dr. Wesselmann suggested that arthritis patients should pay more attention to keep warm in winter.
Keeping the joints and adjacent muscles and ligaments warm is critical.
It is recommended that arthritis patients go out wearing gloves, scarves, warm boots, trousers, appropriate leggings, waist protection and other warm “equipment” to resist the cold and low temperature on the skin and joints.
Adjust your exercise plan.
銆€銆€Dr. Wesselmann said that the outdoor weather in winter is cold and alternates indoors for proper aerobic exercise.
She said, “Working with equipment such as a treadmill or exercise bike is an effective way to maintain body temperature and exercise your joints.
“Swimming in a heated indoor swimming pool is also a good way to exercise.”
銆€銆€As you age, your joints will gradually become stiffer.
Moderate stretching exercises keep the joints flexible, relax the muscles, increase the flexibility of the body, and effectively reduce joint problems.
Some indoor stretching exercises, such as Tai Chi, aerobics and other similar sports are good choices.
In addition, you can also do some yoga exercises that are not difficult.
Be careful with over-the-counter painkillers.
銆€銆€Some painkillers, such as Tylenol, ibuprofen and naproxen, can help arthritis patients relieve joint pain, but it is a temporary solution.
Although they are over-the-counter, they should be taken with caution. In particular, patients with arthritis also have kidney disease or stomach ulcers, or are taking prescription blood replacement drugs. They should seek medical advice and use painkillers with caution.
銆€銆€Many patients with joint diseases refuse joint exercise in winter because of joint pain and stiffness.
In fact, people with joint diseases need to exercise more in the winter, not too much, the appropriate strength is good, so that our body can bear the degree.