Changing temperatures affecting arthritis pain is a common myth in the arthritis world. Everyone knows someone who claims that their arthritis pain increases with cold and rain, and lessons in dry warm weather. But would arthritis really be eliminated if they simply moved to a warmer climate?
A study by the NCBI set out to determine if short-term weather parameters really influence knee osteoarthritis pain. They studied pain levels of knee osteoarthritis patients across the US in varying temperatures, barometric pressures, dew points, and precipitation. According to their findings, osteoarthritis knee pain is only slightly affected by barometric pressure and ambient temperature.
So does this mean that moving to a warmer climate would heal osteoarthritis pain? Probably not. The trouble with osteoarthritis is that it’s a progressive joint disease, meaning that if not treated properly, it will continue to get worse. Warm weather may be able to slightly subdue the pain of minor osteoarthritis, but it won’t be able to heal the continuously progressing disease.
One way to begin healing the pain of osteoarthritis long term is to begin stem cell therapy treatments. Stem Cell therapy treatments utilize the body’s natural stem cells in order to concentrate them in the affected knee joint. These stem cells work together with platelet-rich plasma to replace the cells that have been worn out and now cause you pain. Essentially, by concentrating your stem cells in the knee joint area, we allow for the natural healing of osteoarthritis.
Warm Weather Won’t Heal Your Knees
Choosing to spend more time at the beach may help your osteoarthritis to feel better in the short run. But for a long term solution, you’ll need to receive a professional treatment such as stem cell therapy.
For more information about if stem cell therapy is right for you, contact Joint Regenomics. Stem cell therapy with platelet-rich plasma for OA of the knee is a treatment, not a cure. Stem cell therapy works in most but not all adults with OA of the knee in the middle stages of the disease. We do not recommend it for those with end-stage “bone on bone” disease, and insurance companies and Medicare do not cover our treatment or services. To find out more about our service call Kim Teasley at 404.574.2373 to schedule your consultation.