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Is it possible to predict rain or bad weather with joint pain?

Is it possible to predict rain or bad weather with joint pain?

Probably not: This answer may generate controversy. Many of my patients absolutely swear that they can predict the weather based on their joint symptoms, and there may be something to it. The explanation usually revolves around changes in barometric pressure. However, in the limited scientific studies available patients couldn't predict the weather based on their joint symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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What are the causes of joint pain during cold weather?

What are the causes of joint pain during cold weather?

Pressure: One leading theory points to changes in air pressure. Although many people say that their pain worsens with damp, rainy weather, research has shown that it's not the cold, wind, rain, or snow. The thing that affects people most is barometric pressure. ...Read more

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Does rainy weather cause lupus joint pain to worsen?

Does rainy weather cause lupus joint pain to worsen?

Yes: A drop in barometric pressure, which occurs with storm fronts, can make any type of arthritis worse. This includes the joint pain from SLE. ...Read more

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It is not a myth. Falling barometric pressure (usually indicating rain) will increase joint pain! is it why my joints hurts ? I have RA !

It is not a myth. Falling barometric pressure (usually indicating rain) will increase joint pain! is it why my joints hurts ? I have RA  !

You are correct: You are correct. It is not a myth. Joseph hollander, md proved that in the early 1960s using a climate chamber. No one is sure of the exact mechanism but it may have to do with delayed ability to equalize pressure inside the joint to the outside barometric pressure as the outside pressure falls. ...Read more

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I'm am 22.Since the cold weather hit I've been experiencing joint pain also body aches legs arms etc.also joint pain tender to touch.what can it be?

I'm am 22.Since the cold weather hit I've been experiencing joint pain also body aches legs arms etc.also joint pain tender to touch.what can it be?

Joint aches and cold: It may be related to the change in barometric pressure - as the pressure drops in anticipation of bad weather your joints - actually the capsules around the joints swell - causing pain. check out http://wtop.com/news/2013/11/cold-weather-exacerbates-a-bodys-aches-and-pains/ just try to stay warm. ...Read more

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I feel headache, joints & arteries pain associated with cloudy weather.I get if rain follows.

I feel headache, joints & arteries pain associated with cloudy weather.I get if rain follows.

Check out these: Interesting links.Take care! http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=52133. http://www.m.webmd.com/pain-management/features/weather_and_pain.

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Is there a link between joint pain and bad circulation?

Is there a link between joint pain and bad circulation?

relationship?: If the pain is limited only to the joints, then very unlikely. Effects of bad circulation would be seen at the farthest point away from the circulation such as the toes and feet. Bad circulation would not present in the middle of an extremity. Based on your age, are more likely diagnosis would be arthritis. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Joint pain is a clinical finding in which a joint (where two bones meet) is painful to move. This can occur with arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more