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A 23-year-old member asked:

is it better for people with severe arthritis to live in a climate that is warm and dry?

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Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson answered
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Warmer clime: It may be in that it can palliate or reduce the amount of pain. Also, it may allow for more outdoor activity - keeping the person in better condition. Activity typically also helps delay progression of symptoms and reduce pain. Not walking on ice or snow can prevent injury that may be more likely if marginally compromised agility wise due to the arthritis.
Dr. John Callahan
Podiatry 24 years experience
Yes: If a person with severe arthritis lives in a climate where it rains frequently the rise and fall of barometric pressure effects the painful joints. Severe cold decreases blood flow and also creates pain in the joints so the long and short is yes

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Anyone have help severe arthritis?

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Can you please recommend some effective remedies for severe arthritis?

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Dr. Rohit Keswani
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Might it be possible that a person have severe arthritis and not know it?

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