Üsküdar University NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Specialist Nihal Özaras shared the curiosity about the increase in joint pain in cold and rainy weather.
Osteoarthritis, which causes pain in the joints mostly in the winter months, is known as calcification among the people. Stating that people with calcification complain about the increase in pain in cold and rainy weather, experts state that osteoarthritis often affects the knees, hips and hand joints, causing stiffness, pain and loss of function. Experts recommend the use of thermal clothing and gloves that will keep the joints with arthritis warm in order to prevent the increase of pain in the winter season.
Cold weather increases joint pain
Stating that osteoarthritis, also known as calcification among the people, is a non-inflammatory rheumatism involving the joints, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Specialist Assoc. Dr. Nihal Özaras, “Osteoarthritis often affects the knees, hips and hand joints, causing stiffness, pain and loss of function.” said.
Research also supports
Reminding that people with arthritis complain that their pain increases in cold and rainy weather, Assoc. Dr. Nihal Özaras said, “Scientific research also supports this. One study looked at the effect of weather conditions on 200 people with osteoarthritis of their knees. It turns out that the increase in air pressure and cold air increase the knee pain. In another study conducted with 6 people in 810 European countries, it was scientifically observed that humid and cold air increased joint pain. said.
Spend time at home in cold weather…
Stating that the cold and humid air affects the structure of the tissues and joint fluid forming the joint, Assoc. Dr. Nihal Özaras said, “For this reason, we can say that the pain increases in those with calcification. In order to prevent the increase of pain, especially in the winter season, thermal clothing and gloves can be used to keep the joints with calcification warm. Instead of spending a lot of time outside, it is preferable to exercise and stay active at home.” he said.