As the temperature drops and days grow shorter, individuals with arthritis often face the daunting challenge of managing symptoms in cold weather. The cold can exacerbate joint stiffness and pain, making it tempting to stay indoors and reduce physical activity. However, exercise remains a powerful tool for arthritis management, even in chilly conditions.
Why staying active during winter months is beneficial for managing arthritis pain:
Don’t let the cold weather deter you from managing your arthritis pain through exercise. Regular, ongoing physical activity can lead to long-term improvements in joint function and reduced pain.
How Therapy Can Help
Physical and Occupational therapy play essential roles in helping people ease arthritis symptoms and engage in the activities they love. They can provide personalized exercise recommendations and strategies that are safe and appropriate for an individual’s specific type
and severity of arthritis. Talk with your doctor about the benefits of both physical and occupational therapy for your arthritis needs!