How to treat joint pains in winter

Low temperatures and high humidity in winter may cause discomfort for people suffering from rheumatic diseases. Among these conditions are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, fibromyalgia, the symptoms of which worsen during the cold season, especially among the elderly people. Receptors in the bones become more sensitive because of the cold and humidity, thus causing worsening pain, swelling or redness of joints, temporary or stable loss of mobility of that area.

Even if they cannot be cured, joint pains can be kept under control. There are a number of measures to help relieve the symptoms of rheumatic diseases in winter. Here are some of them:

- Dress warmly (natural clothes, made from cotton or wool, gloves, scarf, comfortable shoes that do not slip);

- Avoid as much as possible the prolonged exposure to cold;

- Use bee products as unguent for joints. Products containing propolis and bee venom have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect;

- Make exercise. This strengthens joints, relieves stiffness and muscle weakness;

- Take hot baths;

- Avoid drinking too much alcohol and smoking.

Doctors recommend practicing physiotherapy and avoid positions that overload the joints. Also, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory medicines help relieve pain. Balkan Pharmaceuticals is a producer of such medicines. Among them are Meloxicam, Tolpecain, Ketoprofen, Artromed, Alendronate etc.