With winter coming on strong, and the forecast turning to cold and wet, you might be wondering why your joints start aching more.
Well the answer is that atmospheric pressure changes that bring on bad weather also affect the joint by impacting on the capsule that seals the joint and keeps in it's lubricating fluids. A change in the local air pressure will in turn affect the pressure within the joint, potentially causing discomfort.
Cold temperatures also affect the fluidity of those lubricants, making joints stiffer and more sore.
A chiropractic adjustment works by mobilising a joint to restore it's normal range of motion, and the click you hear is as a result of changes in that same lubricating fluid as the joint space increases and pressure within the joint drops.