Cold Weather Could Bring Pain to Joints and Tendons

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LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - The cold weather surrounded parts of the country as well as south Texas and that sudden change in warm temperatures could leave many feeling achy.

As winter continues and as the weather continues to be unpredictable, there's a chance your body might be feeling achy.

Medical experts say those aches and pains can be minimized and treated.
Once the weather starts to lower and the wind starts to hit joints and muscles don't hesitate to react.

A body reacting to weather changes can happen to anyone according to Dr. Yvel Moreau.

Pain surfaces, especially if you have an existing injury.

Local athlete Daniela Prado says she is in constant pain, having three screws after breaking her hip ten years ago and she feels it whenever she is active outside.

Dr. Moreau is an orthopedic surgeon at the Laredo Medical Center and says cold weather naturally causes tightening of ligaments and tendons, which causes movement to be difficult.

Morea says the weather can't be controlled but things can be done to treat your pain.

Wearing layers of warm clothing, taking vitamin C, vitamin K and joint supplements can all be helpful tips to always keeping in mind when exercising outside in the cold.

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