Hot and humid weather can be both pleasant and unpleasant at the same time. While it can be refreshing to feel the warmth of the sun on your skin and the cool breeze blowing through your hair, it can also be the cause of body aches and joint pain. The human body is made up of 70% water, and the increase in humidity can affect our body’s ability to regulate temperature, leading to a variety of physical symptoms, including body aches and joint pain.
Hot and humid weather can be uncomfortable for many people, especially those who are prone to body aches and joint pain. Understanding the causes and symptoms of these conditions can help you take proactive steps to manage your symptoms. Home remedies such as staying hydrated, taking cool showers or baths, applying ice, and stretching can help alleviate mild
How do hot and humid weather cause body aches and joint pain?
During hot and humid weather, the body tries to cool itself down by sweating, but the humidity level in the air prevents the sweat from evaporating, leaving the body feeling hot and uncomfortable. This can cause the muscles to become tense and sore, leading to body aches. The body also tries to conserve water by reducing the amount of urine produced, which can result in an increase in uric acid levels. High levels of uric acid can lead to joint pain and inflammation, which can be especially problematic for people with pre-existing joint conditions.
The symptoms of body aches and joint pain caused by hot and humid weather can vary from person to person. Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Muscle soreness and stiffness
- Joint pain and inflammation
- Headaches and migraines
- Fatigue and weakness
- Difficulty sleeping
There are several factors that can contribute to body aches and joint pain during hot and humid weather. These include:
The increase in humidity can lead to excessive sweating, which can cause dehydration. When the body is dehydrated, it can lead to muscle cramps and joint pain.
Prolonged exposure to hot and humid weather can lead to heat exhaustion, which can cause symptoms such as muscle weakness, headache, and dizziness.
Uric acid buildup
High levels of uric acid in the body can cause joint pain and inflammation, especially in people with pre-existing joint conditions such as gout.
Home remedies you must try
There are several home remedies that can help alleviate body aches and joint pain caused by hot and humid weather. These include:
- Staying hydrated: Drink plenty of water and other fluids to help prevent dehydration and reduce the buildup of uric acid in the body.
- Taking cool showers or baths: Taking a cool shower or bath can help reduce muscle soreness and stiffness.
- Applying ice: Applying ice to sore muscles and joints can help reduce inflammation and pain.
- Stretching: Stretching can help loosen up tight muscles and reduce the risk of injury.
Advanced methods to relieve pain & cramps
TENS therapy for body pain:
TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) therapy is a non-invasive pain management technique that involves applying a low-voltage electrical current to the affected area of the body using small electrodes. The electrical impulses can help block pain signals from reaching the brain, which can provide temporary relief from body aches and joint pain. TENS therapy can also help stimulate the release of endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers.
Modern devices based on TENS Technology
The TENS 1.0 from UltraCare PRO is a rechargeable TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) therapy dual channel digital TENS unit/TENS device/TENS machine physiotherapy pulse massager for nerve stimulation and full body pain relief. The TENS 1.0 machine is a portable, battery-powered device that is connected to the skin via wires.
Small electrical pulses are transmitted to the body, like little electric impulses. TENS is used for instant pain relief. It is used as an alternative to pain-killing medication.
UltrcareCare Pro introduces TENS 2.0, a smart pain management device for joint-muscular pain featuring a modern design with truly wireless and ultra-compact size. Ready-to-use TENS 2.0 is engineered by keeping different purposes and today’s lifestyle in mind. People who are working for long hours in the office are more prone to develop lower back pain and instant-pain reliever TENS 2.0 is a boon to them. Similarly, athletes can relieve their sore and tired muscles immediately and be back in the game the next day.
The occurrence of joint & muscle pain is quite common in the elderly age and TENS 2.0 is a perfect pain relieving assistance that anyone can have. The use of TENS 2.0 is so easy that people from any age group can operate it. While you are using TENS 2.0 for post-surgery traumas or post-workout stiffness, this is the best self-care gift you can give yourself.
Ultrasound therapy for joint pain
Ultrasound therapy is another non-invasive pain management technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to penetrate deep into the tissues of the body. The sound waves can help increase blood flow and reduce inflammation, which can help alleviate body aches and joint pain. Ultrasound therapy can also help improve the flexibility and range of motion of the affected joints.
Modern devices based on Ultrasound Technology
The US 111 Therapeutic Ultrasound Therapy Machine is a well-known medical advancement that is a non-invasive, all-natural method of treating any type of chronic muscle pain. As a result of crystals vibrating within the probe’s head, this portable ultrasound therapy device with smart technology inside produces pulsed and continuous 1 MHz sound waves. These waves then penetrate the skin up to 1.6 inches (4 cm) into muscles and body tissues, causing deep heating that the patient typically does not feel.
US 111, when used promptly and frequently, can promote muscular pain recovery while also reducing swelling and inflammation. The controls allow you to customize the length, intensity, and mode of the therapy.
US 111 ultrasound therapy provides immediate relief for neck pain, chronic back pain, Myofascial pain syndrome, which describes recurring pain and spasms in a specific area of the body, osteoarthritis, a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the joints, bone breaks, nerve pain, and pain caused by non-cancerous tumors or abnormal growths.
The device combines the two most proven electrotherapies for pain relief – Ultrasound with TENS. Ultrasonic waves- a deep heating modality that is most effective in heating tissues while TENS- stimulates nerve cells that block the transmission of pain signals and increase endorphin (the body’s natural painkiller) in our body.
SONICTENS is a portable, user-friendly device that can be operated easily. Its dimensions are 20.9 * 5.3 * 8.9 cm (LxWxH) making its usability highly comfortable. Its functioning is comfortable and convenient and is developed considering the interaction needed between the device and the user. It would massage the affected area evenly and all you have to do is spare some time, relax, and feel relieved
UltraCare PRO products have been granted approval by the FDA as a viable treatment option for different chronic pain conditions. These medical devices are portable and can be used by individuals who wish to self-treat at home, or those who prefer professional treatment at a clinic. The UltraCare PRO series is specifically designed to cater to both options.