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

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In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. John Callahan
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Dr. K. Olson
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. K. Olson
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