Tips for Winter Joint Pain Relief

Closeup woman sitting on sofa holds her ankle injury, feeling pain. Health care and medical concept.Winter weather—particularly cold—can cause slow, achy joints, making it hard to move. If you’re looking for winter joint pain relief, here are some tips to help you avoid the discomfort brought on by the cold.

  1. Stay in Motion
    Staying active in the wintertime is so important for helping keep your body strong. This may look different in the winter, but gym memberships are always a good option.
  1. Maintain a Healthy Weight
    Even a small amount of weight gain can affect how your joints feel, so keeping that in check can make a big difference.
  1. Bundle Up
    Layer your clothing and wear proper outdoor attire when going out in the cold. Gloves and warm socks will help keep your joints as warm as possible in frigid temperatures.
  1. Practice Winter Self Care
    The gloomy weather of the winter can affect mood and highlight the discomfort in your joints more. Warm baths or pain creams can help to give some relief.
  1. Stay Hydrated
    The dry air of winter can make you feel achy and dehydrated. Make sure to keep up your water intake to combat this.
  1. Eat a Balanced Diet
    Eating balanced foods that are nutrient-rich can help you avoid illness and the aches and additional pains associated with that.

If you’re concerned your winter joint pain is more than cold weather, our Orthopedic providers can help diagnose and treat orthopedic conditions from chronic joint pain to sports injuries. Learn about the orthopedic providers and services available at Riverside by visiting