Can You Feel Fall Arriving With Your Rheumatoid Arthritis?
September 25, 2017
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory autoimmune disorder where your immune system mistakenly attacks and damages your healthy body tissue. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases states that it affects nearly 1.5 million people in the United States. Are you one of these 1.5 million suffers? If so, Sovereign Rehabilitation can help.
There is a link to colder temperatures and rheumatoid arthritis flare triggers. Therefore, with fall arriving and cooler temperatures, your RA may be kicking into high gear. A headache, extreme exhaustion and stiff, achy joints may mark your flare. You may have these symptoms for a few hours, days or even weeks!
We’re not sure why, and the causes are debatable, however a drop in air pressure (which often happens with cold and rainy weather) may allow your tissues to expand and cause you even more joint swelling and pain. Your pain threshold may also lower in more frigid weather. Rainy days can drop your mood, which can inhibit your desire to exercise, which usually helps keep your arthritis pain in check.
If you’re struggling with the cooler temperatures this fall with your rheumatoid arthritis, you can call our caring professionals at Sovereign Rehabilitation. We are dedicated to helping you find relief from your painful symptoms of RA. Our goal is to make your life easier and less painful. Call one of our 13 greater Atlanta offices today to help you enter these cooler seasons of fall and winter pain free!
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