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Winter cold makes muscles work harder

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GRAND FORKS — Among the host of winter’s challenges, muscle pain caused by the cold can aggravate people this time of year, according to Heidi Panos, physical therapist with Altru Health System in Grand Forks. 

Why do our muscles hurt more in cold weather?

The cold causes muscles to lose more heat due, in part, to reduced blood flow, Panos said. 

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