Posted in Awareness, Bone and Joint Health, Summer Time

Joint Pain and The Humidity

For those of us living above the equator, summer is finally here for me it’s a blessing. Not only do I enjoy summer but my bones love it.Sure I still get some pain, but summer seems to help my blood flow a bit smoother.

For others humidity causes more pain. I have Osteonecrosis and Osteoarthritis plus Spondylolisthesis in my L5S1. The heat seems to help me have more mobility

For those suffering from other forms arthritis or chronic joint pain, the summer weather can be unbearable. …

Temperature and humidity can alter the level of fluid that fills your joints resulting in inflammation and pain and it can also affect the stiffness or laxity in your tendons, muscles and ligaments.

There are several ways patients can try to prevent joint pain from occurring: look after your weight (the heavier you are, the more pressure is being put on your joints, keep active, know your limitations and remind yourself how old you are (you’re older now than you were yesterday, so take it easy if you need to do so).

Also eat more plant based and clean foods to help lower overall inflammation in the body

Stay hydrated – Hydration is important to help the body clear out inflammation that leads to pain. Avoid beverages that contain alcohol or caffeine — which can promote dehydration — or sugary sodas. And don’t wait to drink until you’re thirsty.

Know your limits We all want to enjoy the outdoors, but on dangerously hot days or days with very poor air quality it’s best to be sensible and stay inside in a comfortable air-conditioned

Exercise should be part of everybody’s pain management program, but in the summer, you need to be smart about when and how you do work out. Exercising outside on hot days, for example, is obviously not a good idea

Avoid triggers eat less salt, no added sugar, caffeine, food additives, preservatives, and excessive amounts of dairy products, your joints will feel better.

Get your rest

Author:

The body always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is listening and doing what your body needs. I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in 2012, Avascular Necrosis aka Osteonecrosis in my knee in 2014 and Factor V Leiden hetero, and Spondylolisthesis 2016 Health Advocate-Health Activist-World Changer Love photography, cooking, hiking, walking ,traveling and learning to live a new normal since my diagnosis. My Links Facebook Main Profile https://www.facebook.com/debbie.briglovichandio Main Blog www.ChronicallyGratefulDebla.com Twitter - https://twitter.com/debbiea001 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/debbiea_1962 and https://www.instagram.com/chronicallygratefulme Support Group Avascular Necrosis/Osteonecrosis Support Int’l https://m.facebook.com/groups/DeadBoneDiseaseAvn Awareness for Avascular Necrosis & Other Conditions of The Bone and Joints https://www.facebook.com/AvascularNecrosisAndBoneDiseaseAwareness/ Avascular Necrosis Awareness Day November 29 – working with elected officials to get this recognized in all states https://www.facebook.com/AwarenessByDebla/ Avascular Necrosis-Osteonecrosis Knowledge and Education https://www.facebook.com/AvascularNecrosisEducation/ Facebook Link https://m.facebook.com/ChronicallyGrateful.Me/

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