Why do my joints hurt before it rains?
All of my joints get somewhat achy before a rain, but especially my arthritic knees. Is there a scientific reason for this?
It's connected with atmospheric pressure, and possibly humidity. Certain atmospheric pressure conditions can affect joints, ( as per my chiropractor,) inner ears, and cause migraines in sensitive people - like me, unfortunately. Hope it doestn't rain too much where you are.
I also believe it is related to pressure changes. You can look at Weather.com for an "aches and pains" forecast. Good luck.
My body does the same...the dampness in the air affects the body. I know for instance I could not thrive in Seattle. I would be sick and achy versus Arizona.
The barometor of water in the air adds pressure. I think it adds wt to our bodies in some fashion. You feel weighted and heavier, putting more pressure on the joints.
Things tend to swell and expand. In drier climates your shrink, your skin is drier, everything is drier.
I agree with all of the posts - I think atmospheric pressure and humidity are the cause. I know I would do much better in an area with better, warmer weather but my kids and grandkids are here - so here I stay...joint pain and all!
The barometric atmospheric pressure drops just before the rain comes. The joints have nerves which are sensitive to these changes in atmospheric pressure. The reason why people with arthritis can sense these pain more than others is because they have less cartilage to cushion and buffer the nerves.
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I get headaches when the temperature drops or rises very fast. I believe it has to do with pressure. Some people are more sensitive to the world than others.
a possible source of relief for this ailment: Tumeric. An ancient Indian "cure me all" - but more specifically, a very powerful anti-inflamatory. Check it out :-)
I am not a doctor, but I have learned from experience it is the arthritis in the knee that makes the knee pain. Doctors have told me this, but other than that, I don't know exactly how it works.
by glmclendon3 years ago
If you have arthritis and the wheather change, why do your joints swell?
by A Ercoli18 months ago
"Why did the people in Genesis live such long lives?"
by MargaritaEden5 years ago
Do you or any of your family members ever sensitive to weather changes?Or changes in barometric pressure? What are the symptoms of sensitivity?
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