How To Ease Summer Joint Pain
the Clinical Pain Advisor take:
With only one month left in the summer, patients may still be suffering from some kind of joint pain, especially as the warmer weather continues. For some, agonizing over joint paint every day during the summer months is a reality -- and there are several steps they can take to enjoy the summer sun without pain.
A new report concluded that more than half of British adults aged between 16 and 64 are affected by joint pain during the summer months. Some patients even reported having joint pain every day during the summer (nearly a third of those aged between 55 and 64).
Steven Lau, consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Benenden Hospital in Kent, told The Telegraph that water retention in hot weather can make people more prone to developing swollen joints.
"It's probably through a combination of the warmer temperatures and lack of stress. With those who suffer with arthritis many say it is worse when the weather is cold and damp," he noted.
Dr. Helen Webberley, the GP for Oxford Online Pharmacy, told The Telegraph that there's more than one type of soreness, however: aches and pains, wear and tear arthritis, and invasive inflammatory arthritis.
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).
A new report concluded that more than half of British adults aged between 16 and 64 are affected by joint pain during the summer months.
Clinical Pain Advisor Articles
- Radiofrequency Denervation Efficacious in Treating Thoracic Zygapophyseal Joint Pain
- Prescribed Opioids Difficulties Scale Effective for Assessing Concerns of Patients With Chronic Pain
- Predictors of Opioid Overdose in High-Risk Users
- Half of Patients Referred for Behavioral Treatment of Migraine Never Initiate Treatment
- Optimal Strategies for Opioid Weaning After Ambulatory Surgery
- Consensus Guidelines for the Use of Intravenous Ketamine for Chronic Pain
- Pain Societies Issue Guidelines on Use of Ketamine for the Management of Acute Pain
- Labor Epidural Analgesia Linked to Reduced Likelihood of Successful Breastfeeding
- Novel Oral Treatment Safe, Effective for Migraine Headache Relief
- DFN-02 Nasal Spray Safe, Effective for Acute Treatment of Episodic Migraine
- Higher PainDETECT Scores, Neuropathic Pain Preoperatively May Increase Risk for Chronic Pain Post-TKR
- Terms Used for Addiction May Be Associated With Explicit, Implicit Bias
- Erenumab Reduces Monthly Migraine Days in Patients With Treatment-Resistant Migraine
- Government and Industry Lead the Way in Funding USPSTF Systematic Reviews
- Communication-Based Intervention Increases Goals-of-Care Discussions Between Physicians, Patients With Serious Illness