Does cold weather affect Oa and has anyone any help

celebrationb Member Posts: 134
edited 31. Dec 2013, 18:46 in Living with Arthritis archive
I have trapped fermol nerve and been told I also have OA, its cold and winding and I have a lot of pain in my leg/knee. The cold affects my leg now the knee too.
Any ideas to help the discomfort/pain. :cry:


  • Starburst
    Starburst Member Posts: 2,546
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thermal socks! You can get long ones that go over the knee. Those heated cushiony things are good too. I was told deep heat is good but I had an 'incident' where I slathered it all over my legs without testing a path and had an allergic reaction. :shock:
  • Tubby
    Tubby Member Posts: 177
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I don't have OA (I don't think...), I have one of those pesky anti immune arthurs BUT the cold really affects me.I think we should all move to the Caribbean! Anyone want to join me? Reality check.....going to Newark on Trent for the New Year in my caravan brrrrrr :candycane:
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Yes I think the Carribean should be on the NHS......don't you? :xmas_cheesygrin:
    Yes cold really affects my OA although its hips and back with me.
    Long socks over your knees....good idea.
    Wheat bags that you put in the microwave are good as well.
    I don't use deep heat ........if you go out the smell is dreadful :lol:
    I do use pernatone gel......I find that is good.

  • celebrationb
    celebrationb Member Posts: 134
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thank you very much . I'll try long socks, great advice . Just lot of work for old years night in next free days ..
  • celebrationb
    celebrationb Member Posts: 134
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Got all my work done very busy few days. Just as I finished my knee/leg got sore so rest As being self employed not choice to work, got help for my kids , also I love what I do. But sooooo busy .
    Happy New Year and thank you for all advice

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