Rain Pains: what it is?

Let's look at the causes of rain pains, find out their types, and answer the questions of why the head, legs, arms, joints, and even broken bones can hurt during rain

What is rain pains?

Surely, everyone at least once caught himself feeling during the rain: the coolness, the freshness – the feeling that not only nature is being renewed, but also your body.

Physiologically, it is - the human body reacts to rain.

But some people also feel negative feelings during the rain: drowsiness, apathy, difficulty breathing, and even rain pains. Let's see what it is and how to get rid of it.

Rain pains – is a type of pain reaction of the human body caused by the diseases present in it, which can be aggravated by weather changes and during precipitation: rain, snow, etc.

How does rain pains appear?

Rain pains is one of the symptoms of weather sensitivity (weather pains) and occurs during exacerbations of existing congenital or acquired diseases of the body.

An aggravation occurs when the body tries to adapt to weather changes (for example, rain). Having health problems, it is more difficult for the body to adapt and it spends more energy. Hard adaptation causes discomfort, as well as pain in the human body.
Rain pains can occur due to the presence of congenital or acquired diseases in the human body, which may include:

  • problems with the cardiovascular system;
  • respiratory diseases;
  • injuries, broken bones or joints;
  • unstable psychological or emotional health.
The occurrence of such cases on the human body can provoke rain pains!

Why do joints hurt when it rains?

Pain in the joints during rain appears due to changes in barometric pressure, which causes a change in inner pressure in the joints (the joint bag is filled with synovial fluid) and irritation of the nerve endings of the cartilage tissue and receptors. Here is how burning and discomfort appear in the joints.
Our joints works like "balloons" when rain - they shrink in response to increased barometric pressure and expand in response to lower barometric pressure.

Wen Chang
Doctor Medicine
Joint pains often appear in people who are overweight or have had some kind of injury in the past.

If such feelings appear during a weather changes, then this is a clear sign that degenerative processes begin in the cartilaginous tissue of the joints and an urgent need to consult a doctor!

Why do broken bones hurt when it rains?

Broken bones hurt during rain for a simple reason - after a fracture, the structure of the bones changes, and when humidity or barometric pressure changes, the body tries to adapt to these changes by slightly bending all the bones.

Since the fracture sites are denser and less flexible, therefore, aching pain appears in these places.

Why does my head hurt when it rains?

Rain pains in the head occurs due to changes in barometric pressure, which happens before the rain. Due to the pressure difference, a person's blood vessels try to adapt and narrow and expand.

If there are difficulties with the adaptation of blood vessels, less oxygen can enter the head (brain), which causes a headache during rain.

Why do my knees/legs hurt when it rains?

Rain pain in the legs and knees is also affected by barometric pressure, which affects the pressure in the joint cavity, causing irritation of its nerve endings, due to which there is a feeling of pain in the legs.

Doctors advise to conduct an examination and find out if you have vascular diseases or problematic veins in your legs.

It often happens that the superficial veins on a person's legs may be normal, but the internal veins can be clogged.

How to relief rain pains?

The treatment of rain pains consists of a timely examination by a doctor, diagnosing the underlying disease and carrying out the prescribed treatment.

Recall that rain pain is a consequence of the underlying disease in the human body, which makes it difficult to adapt to weather changes. And only after successful treatment of the underlying disease can one count on a decrease in the feelings of rain pains.
To prevent rain pains disease, follow these tips:

  • Increase your level of physical activity: do morning exercises, as well as light exercise every 3-4 hours during the day. This exercise will allow blood to circulate better throughout the body, and your vessels and muscles to be in good shape (it is better to deliver oxygen to the brain).
  • If possible, walk more outdoors.
  • Healthy sleep is the basis of a healthy body and brain. Doctors recommend sleeping at least 7-8 hours in a well-ventilated dark room.
  • Do not forget about the fluid that our body consists of. Drink at least half gallon of water per day (consumption of coffee and alcohol is recommended to be reduced as much as possible).
  • Healthy food is healthy energy for the body. Try to choose a diet rich in natural vitamins and natural ingredients, rather than fatty or spicy foods or substitutes and preservatives (which the body spends energy to digest, which it could use to adapt to weather changes).
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