Does the cold have an effect on the joints and muscles?
Cold does not cause joint diseases or what is colloquially called rheumatic diseases, but rather increases pain for those who already have it. Therefore, we advise patients who suffer from arthritis or joint pain to keep their joints warm.
Likewise, with regard to ligament pain and chronic back pain, because of the softness of the cold causes a contraction of the muscles. Many of those who complain of back pain experience an increase in pain, because the cold causes the muscles to contract. This is what happens when exposed to a cold current on the neck or any of the muscles of the body. The muscle may contract, causing pain with a limitation in the movement of the area that has been exposed to cold, such as the neck. Many of those exposed to such cold current have neck pain with difficulty in moving the neck in a specific direction. Symptoms subside with warming of the neck and within a few days.