The Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists Forum

Author Topic: Why do arthritic joints always ache more during wet or even humid weather?  (Read 4419 times)

Offline OldDragon

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 232
  • Heaven doesn't want me & the devil's afraid to.
    • View Profile
That's it... Why do arthritic joints always ache more during wet or even humid weather?



 

Offline RD

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 8126
  • Thanked: 53 times
    • View Profile
Possibly a barometer effect when atmospheric pressure is low, causing swollen joints to expand further.

http://www.allaboutarthritis.com
« Last Edit: 02/07/2008 13:40:14 by RD »
 

Offline OldDragon

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 232
  • Heaven doesn't want me & the devil's afraid to.
    • View Profile
Thanks, RD - although my joints don't seem particularly swollen, they are literally creaking today, aching and uncomfortable. Atmospheric pressure much have some bearing on it, and sometimes I can get a headache when the pressure changes.

A thunderstorm has almost passed over here now, so will be tryting to get down to see to the horse and pony shortly, and before any more rain arrives.
 

Offline LeeE

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 3382
    • View Profile
    • Spatial
Pesonally, my arthritis is worse when the weather is changing - it seems to ease off during periods of constant weather, regardless of whether it's hot or cold, wet or dry.
 

Offline OldDragon

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 232
  • Heaven doesn't want me & the devil's afraid to.
    • View Profile
You could be right there, Lee. Mine had eased a bit yesterday morning, and in places, although it was still wet.
 

The Naked Scientists Forum


 

SMF 2.0.10 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums