In the Cold Weather, Here Are Some Tips To Help You Manage Your Pain

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How to Deal with Joint Pain?

India is ranked second in the Arthritis World Map, with an estimated 1 million cases. The frequency is higher among the Indian workforce, that is, those under the age of 40. In India, every third person out of ten suffers from arthritis, according to popular belief. It's also become one of India's main causes of physical disability. Patients who are already afflicted by the illness will see their symptoms worsen in the winter. Their movements/mobility are restricted as well as their discomfort has been exacerbated due to joint stiffness.

The link between a decline in temperature and the onset of joint discomfort

During this time of year, there is a clear link between the drop in temperature and the worsening of existing symptoms. In cold weather, the body conserves heat by sending more blood to the heart and lungs, which are located in the core of the body. Blood arteries in the arms, shoulders, and knee joints tend to tighten as a result. As a result of the reduced blood flow, those areas become colder and stiffer. This results in increased stiffness and joint pain, particularly in the knee."Each year, we notice an increase in the number of senior individuals seeking treatment for joint replacement," says Dr. Rajeev Verma, HOD, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic Surgeon at Manipal Hospital in Delhi.

Here are some suggestions for dealing with knee pain during winter

Stack the layers: Because the knee joint is subjected to the most stress of any joint, layering light yet warm clothes instead of bulky sweaters and cardigans can help you lose weight. Consult your physician: If physical therapy and drugs are only providing temporary pain relief, an orthopaedician should evaluate your joints. When all other therapies for chronic or advanced arthritis fail, complete knee replacement is usually the chosen surgery for pain relief and restoring knee function.

The Bottom line

"Innovations such as single radius knee technology, which resembles the natural knee's circular form and moves around a single radius, have revolutionized knee procedures, paving the path for efficient and effective treatments that may last for many years." It enables increased soft tissue preservation, which results in natural knee motion support, faster mobility restoration, and fewer physiotherapy sessions. Within two months after TKR, an individual can resume normal activities. "Around knee" allows for stable and efficient mobility while ascending or descending stairs, playing moderate sports, and other activities, according to Dr. Verma. While arthritis can be particularly unpleasant during the winter months, it is possible to avoid excruciating joint pain and suffering by exercising caution and care.

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