Do you know that our old grannies can predict the weather?
Yes, you read it right. They really can and they really have the ability to do it. Wondering how? Well, it is not some sort of magic or super powers. It is not even some kind of in born abilities because believe it or not, they only discovered it when they were past their primes. But the sad part about this, it is not really a good ability. The ability to predict the weather is just part of an ailment that made them suffer from pain; it’s the Rheumatoid Arthritis, a pain that they suffer most during the cold weather.
These following joint symptoms are clues to RA:
- Joint pain, tenderness, swelling or stiffness for six weeks or longer
- Morning stiffness for 30 minutes or longer
- More than one joint is affected
- Small joints (wrists, certain joints of the hands and feet) are affected
- The same joints on both sides of the body are affected
These symptoms are typically more painful during the cold weather. That’s why our oldies needed more effective painkiller against these pains. Here are some remedies that our oldies can do to ease the pain
During winter dressing warmly is the key. Paying special attention to the head, hands and feet, as majority of heat is lost from the body’s extremities. Some helpful winter dressing tips include wearing the following:
- Loose layers when going outdoors. Layers traps body heat to keep you warm.
- Mittens or gloves to protect your hands.
- Hat or beanie to protect your head.
- Scarf to protect your neck.
- Socks and waterproof boots to avoid getting feet wet or damp.
In case of continuous pain, you can also use OLEIA Topical Oil. It has anti-inflammatory ingredients from essential oils. It’s Omega – 3 contents will help to lessen the pain and swelling of the joints The cold weather should be for senti moment and for reminiscing the best memories in the past. It shouldn’t be consumed by worrying and wincing in pain due to arthritis.
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Reynald is an Oleia user and content contributor. He is a dreamer by night, a storyteller by day.His stories are told through the click of his camera lens and the strokes of his pen.