Do your bones ache when time is wasted? Your body is warning you that you are suffering from this disease
Most people feel pain in their bones when the weather changes. Find out when this symptom is harmless and when it warns of serious illness.
People suffering from osteoarthritis don’t even have to read the weather forecast, they are like a barometer. If the atmospheric pressure will change soon, the wind will increase, it will start to rain or the temperature will drop, the bones, that is, the joints, immediately “inform” them about this.
Osteoarthritis, or osteoarthritis, often develops with age, since the main cause of the disease is the deterioration of the cartilage tissue that makes up the joints.
As a rule, the process of cartilage degeneration is asymptomatic for a long time, and deterioration can occur as a result of injuries or excessive physical efforts. But, if the disease has already entered an advanced stage, joint pains can also occur due to the change of time.
The joints themselves do not hurt – there are no nerve endings in the cartilage tissue. The pain appears in the joint cup, which consists of tissues such as mucous membranes.
If a little synovial fluid is secreted into the joint, then the worn cartilage can no longer protect the sensitive joint cup.
On rainy or humid days, when there is a change in atmospheric pressure, the small blood vessels in the body react first, but the nerves also participate in the inflammatory processes, thus transmitting the pain. Therefore, pain, redness and swelling in the area of already damaged joints in the elderly with osteoarthritis is a natural occurrence when the weather is bad.
But if the same symptoms occur in young people who have not had such problems before, then these symptoms should not be attributed to changes in the atmosphere and the arrival of colder weather.
The advice is to consult a doctor to make an accurate diagnosis.
The fact is that the same symptoms can occur not only due to the “aging” of the joints, but also due to serious diseases such as psoriatic, rheumatoid and reactive arthritis, polyarthritis, rheumatism, systemic lupus erythematosus, etc. In addition, joint pain can be a sign that there is a focus of chronic infection in the body – tonsils, caries, chlamydia…
In the acute stage of osteoarthritis, joints should not be loaded. On the contrary, it is necessary for the person to rest and cool the painful place in doses. Any heating, starting from brandy wraps to a warm bath, is harmful at this time and will only intensify the inflammation. But when the pain goes away and the swelling decreases, then it is already possible to do certain exercises for the joints that improve circulation.
The better the blood supply to the joint, the better it fights inflammation. Within a month, if you train regularly, you will feel better and you can gradually increase the load./Abcnews/al