Know your arthritis

The cold season is here, and we have an instinct to hibernate and move less in winter, but our joints and muscles do not do well with little activity.

For some with arthritis, this may not be a pleasant time as the cold weather slows blood circulation and heightens pain sensitivity.

Our joints can detect and respond to changes in barometric pressure, and a drop can cause muscles and tendons to expand, which may put more stress on an already crowded arthritic joint. Joints may get stiffer or more painful than usual (what we call a flare up of arthritis).

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