The joy and beauty of the holiday season--spending time with dear loved ones, wrapping and unwrapping thoughtful gifts, eating delicious meals, and viewing the spectacular holiday light displays in our local neighborhoods--quickly comes and goes. However, the holiday season introduces the arrival of winter weather, including freezing nights and morning frosts. Although there is no evidence that suggests that weather changes lead to joint damage, cold temperatures may initiate joint pain and stiffness, painful symptoms of arthritis that may prevent you or your loved one from enjoying the holiday season and completing daily routines.
Arthritis, or joint inflammation, affects more than 5 million adults in California and affects more than 50 million adults in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Of the 100 different types of arthritis, the most common is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is joint inflammation that gradually worsens with time.
Symptoms may include:
- Swelling and/or redness around the joints
- Snapping of the joints
- Loss of movement
- Bony growths at the joints or gnarling fingers
- Joint pain and stiffness
Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States and is a more frequent cause of activity limitations than heart disease, cancer, or diabetes and results in approximately 900,000 hospitalizations, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Causes of arthritis include:
- Injury or Overuse
- Muscle weakness
Living with arthritis may be painful, stressful, and may hinder your or your loved one’s ability to complete daily routines. If you or your elderly parent suffer from arthritis and struggle managing pain or daily routines, consider hiring a SYNERGY HomeCare of Inland Empire SW for comfortable living.
Daily routines or ordinary activities such as housekeeping, bathing, and eating can be hindered by joint pain and stiffness, which may result in long-term care issues including malnutrition, poor personal hygiene, and safety. SYNERGY caregivers can help people with arthritis maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Caregivers can assist with meal preparation to ensure that stiffness and pain does not lead to skipped meals, malnutrition and reduced energy. Light housekeeping support helps maintain a clean, safe, and comfortable environment. If you or your loved one suffer from arthritis, consider hiring a SYNERGY caregiver to maintain and ensure a quality lifestyle.
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About SYNERGY HomeCare
SYNERGY HomeCare of Inland Empire is the name you can trust in Corona, Norco, Riverside, Chino, Chino Hills, Diamond Bar for personal home care. SYNERGY HomeCare of the Inland Empire SW is part of a national franchise of non-medical home care offices dedicated to providing exceptional and affordable service to anyone of any age. SYNERGY HomeCare caregivers are available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, to those in need – including seniors, expectant moms, those suffering from sports injuries and debilitating illnesses, and more. SYNERGY HomeCare of Inland Empire Southwest can be found online at http://synergyhomecare.com/inlandempiresw/Default.aspx or http://www.riversidesynergyhomecare.com/. The location also hosts active social media pages on Facebook and Twitter. Ken and Anna can be reached at 951-280-9808 and [email protected].