Kayal Orthopaedic Center offers expert, compassionate care
Franklin Lakes, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/13/2018 -- Does cold weather increase arthritis pain? The debate continues. But one thing is clear: Those who suffer from this crippling condition deserve whatever relief they can find.
Dr. Robert A. Kayal and his compassionate team of specialists at Kayal Orthopaedic Cetner are experts in the treatments and therapies that can ease the pain of arthritis. They will explore noninvasive solutions whenever possible, but they also have the training, experience and skills needed when surgical options, such as knee replacement surgery in Bergen County, NJ, are the smartest course of treatment.
Whether the cold weather is a trigger or not, those who suffer from arthritis pain might benefit by using one or more of these strategies:
1. Take a warm bath or a massage. Relax and pamper those aching muscles and joints.
2. Dress for success. From warm mittens to leggings, it's important to bundle up and protect vulnerable parts of the body from the ice, snow, cold and wind.
3. Layer it on. Dressing in layers isn't just a fashion statement. It also helps those who suffer from arthritis stay warm and minimize their pain.
4. Stay in shape. Extra pounds can aggravate pain.
5. Work out where it's warm. The value of regular exercise to reduce or eliminate pain can't be stressed enough. Moving exercise routines indoors during winter can increase motivation and lessen pain caused by cold and wind.
6. Drink up. Proper hydration can help ease arthritis pain.
7. Stock up on vitamin D. Lack of vitamin D can aggravate pain, according to some experts. Sunlight helps the body produce vitamin D, but most people don't get out in the sun as much during winter months. Consider a vitamin D supplement or eating more foods rich in vitamin D, such as fish, dairy, beef liver, orange juice, cereal and soy milk.
8. Choose fish oil. Taking 2.6 grams of fish oil twice a day can provide the omega-3 fatty acids needed to reduce inflammation, according to the Arthritis Foundation.
9. Get over-the-counter pain relief. Acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) could provide some pain relief, but patients should check with their medical team to make sure this is safe for them.
10. Avoid falls! Wear snow boots or safe, sensible shoes when venturing out in the ice and snow. Stay on clear, well-lighted paths to avoid slipping, falling and causing more damage to bones, muscles or joints.
The team at Kayal Orthopaedic Center cares about those who suffer from arthritis and want to do whatever possible to help patients enjoy life to the fullest. To learn more about this trusted provider's full range of orthopaedic services, including custom knee replacement in Paramus, NJ, and beyond, call 844.281.1783 or contact Kayal Orthopaedic Center on the web.
About Kayal Orthopaedic Center
Kayal Orthopaedic Center offers the full spectrum of orthopaedic care. Located in Bergen County, NJ, the practice specializes in minimally invasive surgery, injury prevention, innovative therapies and pain management. It has four convenient offices in New Jersey: Glen Rock, Franklin Lakes, Westwood and Paramus (coming soon); and one location in Stony Point, NY. Schedule an appointment by calling 844.281.1783 or contact Kayal Orthopaedic Center by filling out this form.