Dec 4, 2017

Interview Transcript

Announcer: The Health Minute produced by University of Utah Health.

Interviewer: "The storm is coming. I can feel it in my bones." Might have heard that from a grandparent or somebody else claiming they can feel weather changes in their joints. Dr. Linda Scholl, is there a link between weather and joint pain and is there something a person can do about it?

Dr. Scholl: There's not much scientific evidence to tell us about why people feel the storm coming in their joints. There are a few theories out there, such as temperature changes and changes in barometric pressure and how our bodies respond to them. We see this clinically, but it's nothing serious.

To help alleviate any cold weather-related tightness or soreness, some options are to consider ways of keeping your body warm. Wear a sleeve to keep around the joint, have a blanket nearby, or move your joints so that you get that blood moving heat to that area. Be sure to stretch and if you're working out, make sure to incorporate a nice cool down.

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