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Weather and Pain: What’s the Connection?

Posted by Brenda Poppy on Sep 21, 2016

Can you tell if it’s about to rain based solely on your pain levels? It’s a common idea that changes in the weather can affect pain, with stormy and cold conditions causing worsening symptoms. But what’s the science behind this notion? Read on to discover the truth behind the theory.

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Topics: Blog, Fall, Joint pain, Weather

Fight Joint Pain through Crafting

Posted by Brenda Poppy on Dec 16, 2015

If you suffer from joint or arthritis pain, it may be tempting to reduce hand movement in an attempt to reduce your pain, but that’s a mistake says physical therapist Inna Kuznetsov. “Just like with any body part, hands with arthritis need to be moved.” If they’re not, your joints can stiffen, causing pain. Movement and exercise actually can increase synovial fluid productions, which can improve joint function and decrease pain. Because of that reason, crafting and other activities based on hand movement can help reduce arthritis and joint pain.

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Topics: Blog, Arthritis, Stretches, Joint pain, Crafting