Arthritis is incredibly painful. The level of pain tends to vary throughout the year, as well. If you’re one of the many who feel your arthritis seems to flare up more in the summer months than in the winter months, then this post is for you.
Why your arthritis flares up in the summer
The most common reason your arthritis seems to bother you more in the summer is directly related to the weather. The hotter it is outside, the more prone to swelling your body is. Ever walk around a theme park all day, get home, take your shoes off and notice your feet look like they’ve ballooned? The combination of use, and the warm weather certainly lead to swelling.
How to manage arthritis pain
There are all sorts of ways to manage your arthritis pain this summer. f you haven’t already come see us at Choice Chiropractic and you’ve been struggling with arthritis by relying on ibuprofen or a heating pad, make an appointment to see if there is a treatment plan that can help you manage your pain more naturally.
Of course, there are also the basics of pain management. Make sure you’re icing and elevating often. If you’re looking for more long-term results, and depending on the severity of your case, staying active will certainly help. Don’t overdo it, though. Know your limits and don’t push them too much. Also, it’s important to stay hydrated during the dog days of summer. Drinking an adequate amount of water is incredibly important.
If you’re one of the many who dread the summer heat because you know it’s going to cause your arthritis to flare up, please take some action (if you haven’t already). Chiropractic care can be extremely beneficial to individuals suffering from arthritis. A chiropractor can get to know you, and, more specifically, your case. A chiropractor can and develop a treatment plan that will help manage your pain regardless of the weather.
Visit us at Choice Chiropractic…
Here at Choice Chiropractic, we believe your body should always be performing at the highest level possible. Chiropractic care offers safe, natural treatment for patients of all ages. At Choice Chiropractic, we provide natural treatment for a range of pain, illnesses and injuries. To make an appointment at Choice Chiropractic, contact us today.