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3 Tips for Managing Joint Stiffness This Winter January 18, 2019

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3 Tips for Managing Joint Stiffness This Winter, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

Aches and pains are common occurrences for many people with joint issues, especially during winter. Though this pain can range from mild to debilitating, there are some ways to manage it. Joint pain and stiffness doesn’t have to keep you from enjoying your favorite winter activities. Below are a few pain management tips that, when coupled with taking the right precautions, can help you cope with bothersome joint problems, in spite of cold weather. 

3 Ways to Manage Joint Stiffness in Winter

1. Stretch

pain-management-rapid-rehab-llcStretching is one of the best things you can do for your body. Cold weather can cause muscles, ligaments, and tendons to tense up, but stretching literally warms them up and keeps them loose. Additionally, when stretching is done in conjunction with low-impact exercise, like yoga or walking on a treadmill, it can improve flexibility and promote weight loss.

2. Eat Healthy Foods

Diet plays a major role in pain management. Foods with anti-inflammatory properties—like broccoli, blueberries, nuts, and ginger—are perfect for minimizing joint pain and stiffness. Likewise, indulging in the vitamins and minerals found in dark, leafy greens and lean meats can prime your body to combat weather-related aches and pains.

3. Dress Warmly

Another way to keep your joints loose is to wear plenty of warm clothing. Try dressing in layers, so that you can easily remove articles throughout the day, if needed. If you live in a region that’s subject snowy weather, invest in a pair of supportive boots with plenty of traction. This will reduce you chances of exacerbating joint damage while navigating icy streets. Also, be sure to wear any pain management braces and use any mobility assistance devices your physician or chiropractor recommends.


Since 2003, Rapid Rehab LLC has remained committed to ensuring residents of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, and surrounding areas have all the mobility assistance and pain management resources they need. Whether you’re recovering from an injury and need a wheelchair, or you need to install permanent home health care equipment in your residence, you’ll find everything you need in their extensive inventory. Call (715) 423-2084 to speak with a representative, and visit their website to browse their products.You can also connect with them on Facebook for news and updates.

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