While research hasn't proven it, many arthritis sufferers say the cold weather can worsen symptoms of joint pain and discomfort.
According to Prevea.com, those suffering from the condition can alleviate pain during the winter months by taking a few preventative measures. These include dressing in layers to protect body tissue, avoiding rapid temperature transitions, staying active, stretching and eliminating caffeine, alcohol and nicotine.
Taking warm baths or using a heating pad can also help ease pain, while cold treatments like ice packs can reduce inflammation and swelling.
Individuals with arthritis may also benefit from using an anti-fatigue floor mat such as a Gel Pro Chef's Mat.
Gel Pro Mats are manufactured from a proprietary shock absorbing gel, which helps displace the body's weight evenly over the entire foot, effectively reducing the strain associated with prolonged stationary standing.
They are available in several different patterns and colors to match any décor.
Gel Pro Chef's Mats can be used anywhere they're needed including the kitchen, office, bathroom, laundry room or garage.