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The autumn colors are coming in full force and the seasons have really started to change. Leaves are quickly falling to the ground and before we know it cold weather will be upon us.

With this change in temperature, you may notice that your joints are even more grouchy and creaky than normal. This can be for several reasons. One reason is the drop in barometric pressure, this causes the joint tissues such as the tendons to expand and creates less room for the joint spaces. The environmental cold may also enhance pain sensitivity as seen in animal models.

Current research in humans has not definitely been able to determine the direct cause, if any, between colder temperatures and increased pain or inflammation.

Whether or not you experience an increase in your joint pain or instability, there are many things that can help. Your warm up should be longer to help you perform better in the cold and decrease the potential for injury. Make sure you stay well hydrated to keep muscles at their best.

If an injury does occur, do not be afraid to seek medical advice from a provider who understands your athletic needs. Your social media group is not the best place to find injury and recovery advice.

At doubletrack naturopathic, we take a holistic approach to treating injuries. We specialize in prolotherapy to strengthen joints, decrease pain, and improve joint function. This modality works best when combined with other treatments such as therapeutic massage, physical therapy, chiropractic care, and others.

Winter is coming, there is no reason you can't stay active, healthy, and pain free.

Schedule your appointment now to find out how you can prevent injury or treat any current injuries.

doubletrack naturopathic

9989 S.W. Nimbus Avenue

Beaverton, OR 97008

503-496-7482

Fax: 630-869-8937

Office hours:

10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday

www.doubletracknaturopathic.com

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