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A 20-year-old male asked about a 55-year-old male:

Is osteoarthritis affected by temp ?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: Temperature variations do not cause osteoarthritis, but patients with osteoarthritis seem to do much better in warm environments. In general, cold temperatures can make arthritic joints stiff and aching. Where warm temperatures tend to loosen up and lessen pain in arthritic joints thank you.

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