#1 Question for Doctors During Winter Season:

Posted in: Blog, Fitness, Health Tips by chirocare on December 15, 2011

Why are my joints achy this time of year?

Our joints feel achy because…

  • In the cold, our muscles and bllod vessels contract to conserve body temperature and that means less blood supply to our arms and legs.
  • Typically, barometric pressure is lower in the winter amd that change in pressure ccan cause aches and pains. Since are is a gas, it expands when heated and contracts when cooled – similar to tire pressures, but the effect is between the bones. 
  • Both the weather and holiday schedules can sabotage our exercise routines so we move around less and the less we move the less lubrication our joints get. 
  • Humidity decreases in the cold season and humidity helps lubricate our joints. 


  1. Have us help you keep your joints and muscles moving.  Call the office at (314) 439-5548 for Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy and/or Acupuncture.
  2. Stay warm. Hats, scarves and gloves don’t just look cool, they keep your joints warm too. 
  3. Exercise and don’t forget to stretch. Keep your heart rate up and the blood pumping.
  4. Get good sleep!!