Arthritis is caused by inflammation of one or more joints. Patients who have arthritis usually complain of constant joint pain that gets aggravated during winters. However, there are a few simple things that will help relieve this excruciating pain.
Keep the affected areas warm : During winters, aching joints are affected by the cold and the severity of pain increases. Keeping those parts covered help keep the joints warm and also relieve pain.
Remain active : People generally tend to be inactive during winters and this causes stiffening of joints. Exercising regularly and moving around helps increase blood circulation, which in turn reduces pain.
Do not overstrain: However staying active does not mean straining oneself. Overdoing exercise might put pressure on the joints and aggravate the pain.
Avoid injuries : Injuries can restrict movement further so ensure that the exercise routine does not cause harm.
Eat a balanced diet : Arthritis patients should avoid foods that increase the uric acid content in the body. Avoid intake of excess alcohol and red meat. A healthy and balanced diet that contains fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grain is the best.
Source : The Hindu