Winter comes in many forms depending on your location. It could mean sleet, snow and ice or if you are lucky, just a slight reduction in the amount of sunlight. We celebrate holidays in winter, getting warm and cozy, or cooking some delicious meals.
Regardless of your occupation, fitness level, or the number of times that you go out during winter, there are a few tips that can help you maintain your physical health in the cold season.
Common conditions associated with cold weather
Have you ever “felt” the weather in your bones? Well, you were probably not hallucinating!
If you have some musculoskeletal issues or are suffering from arthritis, you are likely to feel aches and pains in your muscles because of the atmospheric pressure change that goes hand in hand with weather changes.
You can manage most conditions that are caused by cold weather.
Cold weather and arthritis
In winter, arthritis symptoms are likely to get worse. You may experience some swelling in your joints when the weather becomes cooler. The swelling in your joints can cause stiffness, aches and pains particularly when a snowstorm is impending.
The best way to manage this pain is by seeking physical therapy from Physiotherapy First. Specialists from this Brampton Physiotherapy clinic can help you reinforce your strength especially in the joints, teach you correct posture, and isometrics to reduce pain when you are going about your activities.
Headaches and migraines
Migraines are no joke! If you have ever experienced the pain, you know how hard it is to explain. These terrible headaches seem to have a mind of their own, and they tend to escalate when the temperature drops.
The aches and pains can be reduced through physiotherapy. The proficient physical therapists at our Brampton Physiotherapy clinic will provide exercise, manual therapy, and education to reduce the pain associated with migraines, stiffness in joints, and even inflammation.
How to evade common injuries during winter
Most avoidable injuries occur in winter. As you grow older, your tolerance towards injuries reduces. The risk of getting injured increases because of muscle aches and mobility issues.
Here are some tips to help you avoid winter injuries:
- Lift heavy boxes with caution
Lifting boxes carelessly can lead to herniated discs. Ensure that while you lift, your feet are shoulder-width apart. Also, bend at your knees and hips only. Once you are in this posture, lift the items slowly while trying to keep a straight back.
- Physical activity
You need to maintain physical activities to maintain good health. If you are unable to work out outside due to severe weather conditions, there are a few exercises that you can do inside your house. Consult with your therapist for specific exercises tailored just for you.
Reach out to Physiotherapy First if injuries occur
We are here to attend to your needs in person or via online methods. If you slip and injure yourself, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Brampton Physiotherapy Clinic. Our highly and recurrently trained personnel will swiftly look into your condition to propose a suitable care package that will bring you back to top shape in no time.
Physiotherapy First offers the Brampton community and surrounding area exceptional rehabilitative care with personalized treatment plans to suit specific needs. If you are experiencing pain or other symptoms, have recently had an injury, or would like to improve your mobility and function, our Physiotherapists and Healthcare Team will work with you to ensure you get back to the activities that are important to you. Call us at 905-796-6662 for an appointment today or email us at email@example.com
February 13, 2021
BY: Ravinder Kaur Sidhu
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