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Why do joints hurt when the weather changes?

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Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Pressure changes

Inflamed joints are more sensitive to subtle changes in atmospheric pressure.
Changing weather is associated with such changes. Almost any underlying joint inflammation/arthritis can act this way.

In brief: Pressure changes

Inflamed joints are more sensitive to subtle changes in atmospheric pressure.
Changing weather is associated with such changes. Almost any underlying joint inflammation/arthritis can act this way.
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Dr. Timothy Ashley
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Dr. John Goldman
Some years ago an Rheumatologist in Philadelphia, Joe Hollander put people in a chamber when there could be control of the temperature, humidity and barimetric pressure. When he raised the humidity and dropped the barometric pressure, the same event that occur before a weather event caused symptoms. As Dr Ashley points out we can see this in a variety of musculoskeletal problems.
Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Barometer sign

There was a rheumatologist in philadelphia who would have his patients go into a chamber where he could change the temperature, humidity and barometric pressure.
When he increased the humidity and dropped the barometric pressure, conditions before a thunderstorm people with a variety of muculoskeletal conditions woud have symptoms like you.The implication is this causes microedema.

In brief: Barometer sign

There was a rheumatologist in philadelphia who would have his patients go into a chamber where he could change the temperature, humidity and barometric pressure.
When he increased the humidity and dropped the barometric pressure, conditions before a thunderstorm people with a variety of muculoskeletal conditions woud have symptoms like you.The implication is this causes microedema.
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