Dr. Kenneth Oglesby, a podiatrist for IU Health Southern Indiana Physicians in Bloomington, said that although some people don’t believe it, studies have shown that increased pain from a former injury can correlate with a change in temperature, barometric pressure or precipitation, especially in arthritic patients. And sunny weather without precipitation is when rheumatoid arthritis patients tend to be most comfortable, he said.
|Dr. Kenneth Oglesby
Oglesby’s patients often describe the site of the former injury (such as a broken bone or tendon injury) or surgery as feeling a little tight and achy for a short period. “It could be related to atmospheric pressure causing fluid levels to change within the joints,” he said, although other factors could be at play. Rain and prolonged cold weather can give people a gloomy outlook, for example, causing them to be depressed and inactive.
Source: Jenny Porter Tilley, Herald Times Mail [4/14/17]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PMP News.
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