Chronic Knee Pain, Joint Pain, Muscle Pain & The Weather

Have you ever heard your patients complaining that their pain gets worse in rainy and cold weather? There are some theories to explain how the weather can actually affect your joints and muscles.

1. Humidity

In people with arthritis, chronic joint pain, muscle pain, headaches and even those who don’t normally suffer, humidity is said to affect the body, often causing pain. Humidity often rises before, during and after it rains, as well as when it is hot outside.

2. Barometric Pressure

The variation in pressure causes changes in the fluids in your body, which can also cause inflammation or sensitivity to the joints, especially those with arthritis.

3. Dehydration

The joints in your body are able to move more fluidly when your body is properly hydrated, but if you are not drinking enough water you may experience worsened joint pain and even muscle cramps.

So what can you do?

As far as the weather goes, we don’t have much of a say in the forecast, but making sure you keep yourself hydrated and healthy is something you can control. If you have a condition such as Arthritis, it can also be beneficial to look into Interventional Pain Management techniques followed by physical therapy to help strengthen your joint and prevent a flare up.

At Houston Spine and Joint Pain Consultants, the Best Pain Management Doctors in Houston can help treat a flare up, or help you to avoid one.