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Why Your Joints Hurt as the Weather Changes

Why Your Joints Hurt as the Weather Changes

As the weather changes, joint pain is a symptom experienced by many. There are several theories about why pain surfaces during weather changes. Overall joint and bone pain are one of the most common symptoms reported. The correlation between changing weather and bone/joint pain has been studied for years, and while no conclusive evidence exists, there are many people who strongly believe the weather plays a role in their pain. Theories of weather and joint pain often cite barometric pressure as a primary reason for joint pain. Barometric pressure is the weight of the atmosphere that surrounds us, and as the weather changes, the barometric pressure drops, which can cause joints to swell. Swollen joints not able to receive as much fluid, which is associated with pain. Arthritis and Weather: Common Pain Symptoms ...