Seasonal Allergies & Joint Pain Treatment in Bradenton, FL, Sarasota, FL & Venice, FL
At Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine, our expert doctors can help you find the best solution to manage the uncomfortable pain triggered by those pesky seasonal allergies & get you back on your feet in no time! Simply call your nearest location today to book an appointment.
Spring has finally sprung! The flowers are beginning to bloom, and the trees once again offer the perfect amount of shade from the sun. But with the warmer days ahead comes the runny noses, watery eyes and scratchy throats we are all so fond of- aka allergy season! What some of you don’t know is that with seasonal allergies, comes joint pain. While not commonly associated with one another, taking the time to understand their connection can help you prevent it.
Here in the United States, allergy season peaks from March to the early days of summer and the culprit behind these annoying symptoms are caused by pollen, dust, mold, bee venom, and more. Such allergens cause your immune system to produce antibodies which travel to your cells where they release a chemical known as histamines which fight off allergies. Said histamines cause your sinuses, skin, joints, and airways to become inflamed causing common symptoms such as:
- Coughing and Sneezing
- A Runny Nose
- Watery and Itchy Eyes
- Joint and Body Pain
When inflammation caused by allergens is present, the sufferer will most definitely experience joint pain. During this heightened time of year, your body is working hard to flush out foreign antigens, and as a result, the inflammation causes joint pain and fatigue. Additionally, the coughing and sneezing create additional strain on your body making your joints, neck, and back uncomfortable and stiff.
To manage seasonal allergies and cut back on joint pain, follow these tips:
- Keep your windows and doors closed.
- Showering after you spend time outside will reduce the allergens you bring into your home.
- Bathe and groom your pets regularly.
- Take an antihistamine or use a nasal spray for more severe allergy symptoms.
Keep track of pollen counts and stay indoors when levels are at their highest.
If you suffer from severe allergies in which chronic joint pain persists, give the specialists here at Ramos Center a call. Our doctors will help you find a healthy way to manage the uncomfortable pain triggered by those pesky seasonal allergies and get you back on your feet in no time!