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.