THE JOURNAL: Why pain feels more... well, painful in cold weather

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 3/1/2017

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IT CAN SOMETIMES feel like there’s a lot to be sad about when winter arrives. Cold weather, shorter, darker days, a round of illnesses spreading through the office.

And it often feels as though painful things — like hitting your elbow or stubbing your toe — hurt more when it’s cold out.

According to Dr John Mcbeth, a pain expert and researcher from Manchester University, it might not all be in your head. In fact, he says, there are several biological reasons that may underpin why pain feels more intense in the wintertime.

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TitleWhy pain feels more... well, painful in cold weather
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletThe Journal (Ireland)
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date3/01/17
DescriptionIT CAN SOMETIMES feel like there’s a lot to be sad about when winter arrives. Cold weather, shorter, darker days, a round of illnesses spreading through the office.

And it often feels as though painful things — like hitting your elbow or stubbing your toe — hurt more when it’s cold out.

According to Dr John Mcbeth, a pain expert and researcher from Manchester University, it might not all be in your head. In fact, he says, there are several biological reasons that may underpin why pain feels more intense in the wintertime.
Producer/AuthorLindsay Dodgson
URLwww.thejournal.ie/pain-cold-weather-joints-3125410-Jan2017/
PersonsJohn Mcbeth

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