Knockout Knee Pain
The dip in temperature during the winters, can be troublesome for some and most especially for those suffering from joint pain, inflammatory conditions, and arthritis. It is believed that joint pains increase in winters because the air pressure decreases during cold weather. It is because of this, that the inflamed parts of the body like the knees, shoulders. elbows etc. swell up and pain increases. This pain can nevertheless be managed by following some simple tips.
Eating healthy food that includes a lot of vegetables. diary, fruits, cereals and pulses is good for the joints. Consuming food rich in vitamins C and K is good for cartilage production and absorption of calcium which will in turn strengthen the bones. Drinking water, taking vitamin D supplements and staying away from coffee, tea, alcohol and sugary drinks is great for the joints. Drink juices or just plain water instead of unhealthy drinks.
Working out regularly not only aids weight loss but also makes the body flexible and strengthens the muscles, supporting the joints. Exercises like cycling and walking are good for the knees.
Soak Up Some Sun
The best source of vitamin D is the sun and it is very important for bone strength. Standing in the sun early morning or just before sunset is good for bodily functions and is the best way to warm up on chilly mornings as well as to soak up important nutrients but avoid the afternoon sun.
To ease joint pain, soak them in warm water. Taking a hot bath or swimming in a hot pool can also help. But do not let it last for more than 20 minutes. Wrapping joints in a warm cloth or wrap also helps.
Joint pain, stiffness and inflammation can be quite debilitating for a person as almost every activity they were previously used to, like walking or even sitting can prove painful. In winters, the pain can be terrible during the nights making a person feel fatigued and requiring painkillers to ease the discomfort. In such cases, it is important to visit a doctor in the early stages of the pain so that it doesn’t get aggravated.
If a doctor suggests surgery after consultation, necessary research and even a second opinion needs to be taken before opting for it. There has been a lot of technological advancements in hip and knee surgeries, so getting a knee replacement surgery done is not a problem.
Latest technology has helped create long-lasting implants that also perform very well like Oxinium, which has been tested extensively in labs before being used on patients. It is the most commonly recommended prosthesis on patients and is responsible for them leading more active and happy lives.