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  • Writer's pictureRenee Haire

Rainy Weather Can Be a Pain in Your Body

People who have arthritis, have had orthopedic surgery or have chronic pain often feel when the weather changes from a cold or warm front. This occurs due to changes in the barometric pressure. Rainstorms, seasonal temperature drops, even just a direction change to the wind can cause pain and inflammation in a person’s joints. The change outside can affect the pressure within your body’s joints. So, what can help with this?

Let’s first learn about the weather effects. Most people know that when the pressure in the atmosphere is low, clouds and rain are much more likely. What they may not realize is that this dampness can also increase pain and stiffness in the body. One theory about why is that the reduction in pressure in the atmosphere allows bodily fluids to move from blood vessels to tissues. This causes swelling and pressure on the nerves in those tissues and an increase in fluid in the affected joints. The pressure on the nerves and joints would naturally cause increased pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. Barometric pressure changes and changes in humidity and temperature might also affect the pressure in the brain or the way the brain blocks pain, causing an increase in headaches and migraines.

Massage has been proven to help increase the blood flow and flush out any excess fluids built up in the soft tissue. Multiple studies have shown that medical massage therapy can reduce muscle tension, stress, and pain.

Another important result of a massage is that you simply feel better. The relaxation aspect during and after a massage can certainly do wonders for your mood and well being. Allowing your body and mind to basically reset is shown to have several benefits.

If you have chronic pain, massage therapy can help you on the road to recovery! Text (904)910-9445 to schedule your appointment today!

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