Why do arthritic joints always ache more during wet or even humid weather?

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Offline OldDragon

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That's it... Why do arthritic joints always ache more during wet or even humid weather?

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Possibly a barometer effect when atmospheric pressure is low, causing swollen joints to expand further.

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« Last Edit: 02/07/2008 13:40:14 by RD »

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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.
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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.
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You could be right there, Lee. Mine had eased a bit yesterday morning, and in places, although it was still wet.
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