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Winter Joint Pain: 6 Natural Therapies That Work

Warm Up Your Winter: 6 Natural Ways to Soothe Seasonal Joint Pain

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Feeling extra stiff lately? It’s not all in your head! Along with sniffling noses and frozen fingers, winter can also mean aching joints and arthritis flares for many people. 

Let’s explore the reasons behind winter joint pain, as well as the tried-and-true natural therapies that can help you stay warm, limber, and pain-free this season.

Why Does Joint Pain Get Worse in Winter?

Joint pain is incredibly common, affecting about 1 in every 4 adults. Joint pain is also changeable – it can come and go in relation to your activity level, diet, stress, and even the seasons. 

Winter tends to see the biggest jump in joint pain issues. There is no single reason this happens, but researchers believe it is closely linked to environmental changes, such as barometric pressure. 

As the temperature and pressure drop, our tendons and muscles around the joints expand. This can put added pressure on the joints and lead to increased pain. 

In winter, many people are often less active than they are in the warmer months. Reduced activity levels lead to reduced blood circulation which only increases joint pain. 

Finally, colder temperatures alone can be enough to increase some people’s joint pain. Cold weather slows down circulation and can make pain worse, especially if you tend to run cold or are low in energy.


At Moringa Natural Health, we offer natural therapies to help you find comfort this winter, whether you’re struggling with arthritis, joint discomfort, or simply seeking to alleviate cold-weather joint pain. We are here to help! Schedule your free appointment with Dr. Fernandez today!


6 Natural Therapies to Take the Edge Off Winter Joint Pain

Does your joint pain spike in winter? You don’t have to suffer the cold season – there are many ways to ease the discomfort and stay mobile all winter long. Here are six pain-busting natural therapies known to alleviate winter joint pain:

  1. Acupuncture
    Acupuncture, an ancient Chinese practice, involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate energy flow. This technique promotes blood circulation and reduces inflammation, providing relief to winter-weary joints. The increased blood flow can also help combat the constriction caused by colder temperatures.
  2. Biopuncture
    Biopuncture is similar to acupuncture. But, rather than use needles alone, this holistic approach injects natural substances like plant extracts and homeopathic remedies directly into acupuncture points for an even stronger effect. This therapy helps stimulate the body’s natural healing processes, addressing inflammation and promoting joint health.
  3. Prolotherapy
    Prolotherapy is another therapy that targets joint pain by injecting a solution (often containing dextrose or other natural substances) into weakened or damaged joints and connective tissues. This stimulates the body’s healing response and strengthens the entire affected area. Prolotherapy can also be used to enhance joint stability and mobility in winter.
  4. Amnion-Derived Stem Cells
    Stem cells derived from amniotic fluid have shown promising results in relieving pain, promoting tissue regeneration, and reducing inflammation. These cells can be injected into affected joints to encourage healing and alleviate winter-induced joint pain. Amnion-derived stem cell therapy offers a natural and regenerative approach to managing joint discomfort.
  5. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
    PRP is often used as an anti-aging therapy, but can also be a powerful way to reduce joint pain. This therapy involves extracting a small amount of your blood, processing it to concentrate platelets, and then injecting it back into your painful joint(s). Why does it work? These concentrated platelets contain growth factors that promote healing and reduce inflammation (and therefore ease arthritis pain).
  6. Nutrition Therapy
    Along with targeted therapies,
    eating the right foods can make a huge impact on how relaxed and limber you feel. Your joints need certain nutrients to function properly.

    For instance, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting enough omega-3 fatty acids in your diet. These are found in foods like salmon and flaxseeds and have anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce joint pain. Vitamin D is also essential for bone and joint health. Since we tend to get less vitamin D from the sun in winter, it may be necessary to use a vitamin D or joint health supplement.

    In winter, our bodies often need additional nutritional support to maintain our energy, healthy digestion, and pain-free joints. IV nutritional therapy can help you thrive in winter – or any season – through the power of food, herbs, and supplements.

At Moringa Natural Health, we offer natural therapies to help you find comfort this winter, whether you’re struggling with arthritis, joint discomfort, or simply seeking to alleviate cold-weather joint pain. We are here to help! Schedule your free appointment with Dr. Fernandez today!


Self-Care Strategies for Winter Joint Pain

At Moringa Natural Health Center, we help you ease and prevent joint pain with all those powerful natural therapies. But what can you do outside of your treatments to keep pain at bay? 

Try these effective self-care strategies to enhance your pain relief and overall well-being during the winter months:

  1. Self-Massage
    A gentle massage can do wonders for easing tension and promoting blood circulation in sore joints. Use a natural oil or a soothing cream (especially one with warming capsaicin) to massage the affected areas with gentle, circular motions. Massage the joint in pain, as well as the muscles above and below it to improve blood flow and reduce any muscular tension that could be pulling on the joint. This not only provides relief but also helps to improve flexibility and reduce stiffness.
  2. Epsom Salt Baths
    Slipping into a warm bath with Epsom salts can quickly comfort cold, achy joints. Epsom salts contain magnesium, which is known for its muscle-relaxing properties. Dissolve a cup of Epsom salts in your bathwater and soak for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Heat Therapy
    Joint pain in winter is often exacerbated by the cold temperatures. Warm things up with heating pads or warm compresses. Heat therapy helps to increase blood flow, relax muscles, and alleviate stiffness in the joint.
  4. Do Gentle Stretches
    Gentle stretching exercises are a must-do self-care therapy for any kind of musculoskeletal pain. For aching joints, these exercises can improve flexibility and reduce overall joint stiffness. You can also try stretching activities like yoga or tai chi for added stress relief.
  5. Try Aromatherapy
    Aromatherapy doesn’t just calm the mind – it can also be an easy way to quiet joint pain with anti-inflammatory essential oils. Lavender, ginger, chamomile, copaiba, frankincense, and eucalyptus are well-known for reducing joint pain and boosting circulation. Add a few drops to a diffuser in your home or office, or dilute them with a carrier oil for a soothing massage.

At Moringa Natural Health, we offer natural therapies to help you find comfort this winter, whether you’re struggling with arthritis, joint discomfort, or simply seeking to alleviate cold-weather joint pain. We are here to help! Schedule your free appointment with Dr. Fernandez today!


Step into a Pain-Free Winter with Moringa Natural Health Center

Tired of dealing with arthritis or general joint soreness? Let us help you find comfort and ease this winter with healing natural therapies that banish cold joint pain and put you back in action.  

Request an appointment or call our office at 623-266-0059 to find out more about how these and other pain management therapies can help you thrive this winter.

Much love, 

Dr. Lena Fernandez

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