Reumatoid A for me.
As I'm not a doctor, the webMD stuff says sensitivity to temp triggers inflamation about 5x more than the avg person. For me, slight sudden cold temperature causes Inflamation which then causes pain for hours.
Something simple like getting out of a warm bed 90F to let the dog outside at 65F in less than 2 mins I feel the pain.
So option 1: avoid sudden change, not easy to do. Get out of the truck, walk from the parking lot to the store... Pain.
Option 2: take on the inflamation, with NSAID like pre emptive ibuprofen and tylenol. Not too crazy about making those pills part of my regular diet, because they will mess up the kidney and liver with prolonged use.
Option 3: smelly BenGay cream. Everyone will know your dirty little secret.
Option 4: I slowly trained my body to shift weight from my leading dominant knee to now use my beta knee as primary. I am ambidextrous so that is my secret super power.
Option 5: take every opportunity to rest, just because it doesnt hurt now, dont exert it too much in the morning, by noon time the pain will accumulate.
Option 6: picked up from Trader joes some suspicious Joint Pain vitamins, ingredients crab and shellfish. It doesnt say anything about cholesterol, but I am suspicious.
Option 7: make jello. Eat jello. Supposed to help joints. According to the Jello people in the sales and marketing department. Sales people never lie.
Option 8: hey I never promised to list 10 options. Ask a doctor.
Footnote: my cousin in Canada has severe RA, and the Canadian cold freeze makes it worse, but the healthcare system is free, so he stays there. the irony is that if he came down to sunny and warm Southern California, his RA wouldnt be aggravated, and would not need the Canadian doctors, oh well.
Option 9: move to Arizona, Florida where all the old folks go to avoid the cold.
Option 10: doctor did this for my mom, a cortizone shot, although they won't give you too many, depends on your age and pain level, because they dont want to build up the steroids and mess with your hormones. Also, the first shot lasted 6 months, second shot lasted 5 months, then 3 months and the pain returns. So obviously the body adapts to the meds, pain returns, and there is a diminishing return and high negative side effects.