Ask a question

Aching Joints In Cold Environments

Pain in my ear and it hurts when i drink something cold what`s the problem ?

you may have an ear infection. see a doctor very soon. good luck

Why does joints hurt when it rains?

Thank you for A2A Jay DaveExperiencing joint and bone pain before rain has to do with changes in barometric pressure which is described as the weight of the atmosphere around everything. The barometric pressure drops before rain occurs which allows for the expansion of tissues. This can cause increased pressure on a broken bone or joint, and this change in pressure can lead to the feeling of pain. But there is no scientific evidence as to why joint hurt before the commencement of rains.The assumption concerning the influence of a barometric pressure on joint is still not proven. Pain related to weather changes can be relieved with pain medications before rain begins to worsen your pain considerably.You should prevent weather related pain and swelling by remaining active, stay warm with added clothing and wear skin hugging cloths which can help to prevent the fluid from gathering in the body by compressing the surrounding tissues. In most people, the body is able to adjust easily to the changes the barometric pressure thereby make the joint pain experienced during rains a short lived phenomenon.Sources:Aches, Pains, & Weather, on MedicineNet.comSouth Carolina School of Medicine

Why do my bones and joints hurt?

For about a month now, my bones (particularly spine and legs) hurt, my joints hurt (knees and arms), and I have been very exhausted. I have no idea what this is. Do you?

Is it normal for cold weather to cause pain in broken bones?

I am a 25 year old female, and I fractured my pelvis, tailbone, and my left hand in the beginning of november. After 6 weeks of no walking- lots of doctors visits- and total of 2.5 months of healing, I'm back to work (being careful!) and basically feel normal. The past week and a half here in kentucky has been abnormally cold like high of teens to low 20's. The aching pain has gotten considerably worse and now my hip is popping when I walk. (However my hand doesn't hurt at all...?)I have phone calls into my doctor, but in the mean time I'm sitting here at home. Can the cold weather really make that much of a difference, and if so why?

--Frozen in Kentucky

Does humidity cause joint pain?

This is an excellent question and one that does not have an easy answer. Many people with knee ostheoarthritis report increased pain with temperature or bad weather conditions (cold makes it worse, and stormy weather makes it worse). It's not a question of humidity but rather of barometric pressure.There is a 2007 study involving >200 with knee ostheoarthritis in the united States which participated in an online study reporting their pain daily, on a scale, for 3 months. Weather conditions were available for all participating locations. The participants did not know that weather was going to be one of the parameters they used in the study, to rule out that people reported more pain in relation to meteorologic conditions, because they are so convinced that's the case, that they will report it.Interestingly, the study showed that indeed, barometric pressure and temperature both affected pain severity in a statistically significant fashion in this group of people.Possible reasons are: 1) for stormy weather conditions, atmospheric pressure appears to play a role in the biomechanics of stabilizing the joint (typically divers report joint pain during compression), and 2) for cold weather, temperature can affect the viscosity of synovial fluid, and also there can be more  inflammatory mediators in the joint space.Here's the link to the article:Changes in barometric pressure and ambient temperat... [Am J Med. 2007]Your daughter 1, you 0. Please promise me you'll tell her she won.

Why when swimming in the icy cold ocean do peoples feet hurt?

Limb immersion in ice water triggers sympathetic vasoconstrictor discharge in extremities thus reducing blood flow.

Essentially your body attempts to limit blood flow to your limbs in an attempt to preserve vital organs in your core (torso). Survival mode! So yes, there would be some pain and/or numbness in your feet.

If you like ice cold ocean water and swimming you may enjoy Swimming to Antarctica by Lynne Cox. Very interesting book.

Why do my ankles hurt when it's cold?

Have you ever broken a bone in your left foot or leg? Also, not wanting to be rude but if you are a heavier person the the added weight can sometimes have an affect on your joints, more so in the cold weather. I am quite tiny so I feel the cod on my joints all the time, this might be you too!! Also how is your fluid intake??? Air-conditioners seem to dry out the air and therefore can dehydrate you. Which in turn can have an effect on your circulatory system that can cause pain in your joints. My partner has the air-con on a lot too and I can't stand it, I am usually rugged up even when it is 38c outside because I am so cold inside (i don't feel the heat that much but sure as hell feel every bit of cold that comes my way!!!) lol

My legs hurt when they're cold?

Cold weather leg cramps are a common complaint in the winter. Some people even claim they can "feel" when snow is approaching, because of the aches and pains in their legs. Cold weather leg cramps have less to do with the temperature and more to do with the habits we take on when the weather grows cold, and we spend less time outdoors and more time snuggled up on the sofa. With a slight adjustment in lifestyle, you can minimize the pain of cold weather leg cramps.
Move around. If your leg muscles are sore from sitting too long, they need to be stretched, especially if you are active during the warmer months and then slow down when it gets cold. Stretch in various positions. Your body will tell you which way to go. If it becomes painful, ease up or stop. Massage the sore area gently with your hand.
Drink more water. Dehydration is a frequent cause of muscular cramps. It is common for people to stop drinking as much during the cold months, or to begin drinking the wrong things. Hot chocolate is fine, but you still need 8 glasses of water a day. If you need something hot to warm you up, uncaffeinated tea can count toward your 8 servings of water.
Take a warm bath or shower. This will help relax your muscles and your mind.
Relieve pain by gently massaging the sore muscles, and then applying a cold compress or heating pad. If you still need relief, take an over-the-counter medication such as Tylenol or Aleve. In some severe cases, it may be necessary to see your doctor to get a prescription pain medication.