Weather Does Affect Your Pain

Weather and Bone  Pain

Pain is a daily burden that many of us carry around when you have a chronic illness

Often the weather plays a big factor on how my body feels , some say its a myth

Yes, the weather forecast can make you ache.
It’s not your imagination;

Living in NE Ohio I have always loved the seasons, but since being diagnosed with Osteonecrosis in 2014 I really dread winter. In fact , any sudden changes in the weather really affect my pain and level of pain

Sudden changes in temperature or barometric pressure, which is a measure that refers to the weight of the surrounding air, can trigger joint pain.

When the weather heats up, or a “high-pressure system” moves in, the increase in barometric pressure usually brings relief for me. So  My husband and I are planning on moving to a warmer climate

Researchers at Tufts University in Boston reported that every 10-degree drop in temperature corresponded with an incremental increase in arthritis pain. Increasing barometric pressure was also a pain trigger in the Tufts study.

In fact, there were even studies in cadavers have found that barometric pressure affects pressure inside the joints. In one experiment, when pressure ,  in the hip joints was equated with atmospheric pressure, it threw the ball of the hip joint about one-third of an inch off track.

I have Osteonecrosis in my knee  caused by trauma as well as Spondylolisthesis in L5 S1  I also have Factor V Leiden a blood clot disorder and as the weather changes I often feel like a board, very stiff , more pain and less flexibility to an already limited body can really stop you in your tracks.

I am hoping now that I eat healthier , more raw foods maybe this winter will be a little less pain.



Here is a Link to help

Predict your joint pain level based on the local weather with our Weather & Arthritis Index here is link by Arthritis Foundation

The Greek philosopher Hippocrates in 400 B.C was one of the first to note that changes in the weather can affect pain levels. Although a large body of folklore has reinforced the belief that there is a link between weather and pain, the science behind it is mixed.

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