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 http://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/tools-resources/weather/
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.