karly
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karly asked in HealthGeneral Health CareInjuries · 1 decade ago

Can the cold, dry weather make your shoulder's stiff?

Every morning for probably a month, I wake and my shoulders and neck are stiff and sore. I don't remember having strained those muscles doing anything. Can it just be the cold?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    There are a couple reasons this is happening to you. Both of them are nutritional. The first reason is typically the big one and that is you are dehydrated. Cold weather reduces your feeling that you need to drink water and most people don't. This is a big mistake because you need water for your body to function properly. If you are dehydrated, your bones dry out and this lack of water causes them to not be pliable and especially in the joints. As we age, the body produces less and less hylauronic acid that lubricates the joints, etc.

    The amount of water you need each day is:

    Take your total body weight and divide by 2. That number is the ounces your body needs to maintain it's normal functions every day. If you drink coffee, tea, or sodas, you are dehydrating your body with these drinks. You will need to add 1-1/2 times the amount of liquid in each of the drinks to your total daily amount of water.

    Additionally, when you drink the right amount of water, you are going to want to make sure your body is not deficient in electrolytes. One of the best sources for these electrolytes are found in "pink sea salt." Throw the white, blanched, chemically treated, dead salt you buy in stores. That is garbage and will not do you any good. The pink sea salt contains huge amounts of electrolytes and will nourish your body. You need to eat about 1/2 to 1 tsp. of this type of salt each day.

    The next thing that could be affecting your muscles is the lack of good calcium in your diet. Avoid Calcium Carbonate. It is just blackboard chalk that manufacturers put into foods and supplements that actually can cause kidney stones, etc. because the bones are only made up of less than 10% of this type of calcium and the body generally rejects it and has to store it in other parts of the body, like the eyes as cataracts, bone spurs, kidney stones, etc. Dietary calcium is good, but highly active, from once living source calcium is the best.

    Your blood calcium level must be maintain in a pH range of about 7.3 to 7.5. If it deviates from this very much, you will die. So your body has this marvelous mechanism that allows it to draw calcium from your muscles first and then your bones to maintain this calcium level in your blood. If you are not getting the right calcium in your diet, or not digesting what you eat, your blood is going to draw the calcium from your muscles and you are going to feel the pain.

    In order for calcium to be digested, you need to have an acidic stomach. The calcium, magnesium, and zinc are absorbed through the walls of the jejunum (upper part of the small intestines), but only if it is acidic. The stomach should have a pH of between 1.5 and 3.0 when digesting. DON'T TAKE ANY ANTACIDS! The $50 billion dollar windfall profits the drug companies are making on this is ludicrous and bordering on insanity. The acid indigestion comes from LACTIC acid due to rotting food because your pH is not low enough due to the LACK of stomach acid.

    Work on the water thing first and that should help greatly. It takes about 6 months for bones to rehydrate, but you will feel the difference in a day or two by getting hydrated properly.

    good luck to you

    Source(s): many years of nutritional studies - B.A. Biology & Chemistry
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It can happen, especially if you're sleeping near a window with your shoulders above the blanket.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Definitely Hot and Wet.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes it can, use some aspercreme for it. I use it allot in the Winter, it takes a hour and the pain is away.

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  • Julie
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    yes it can

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