Category: Well in Your 60s+

Conversations for those over 60

Does Inflammatory Arthritis Worsen in the Winter?

hands around a warm cupCould your aches predict the weather? You may have heard that when it rains or is cold out, arthritis pain worsens. Is this true?

The truth is that little factual evidence exists to support this. In fact, when patients with rheumatoid arthritis were placed into a barometrically-controlled chamber, which simulates the change in air pressure, they didn’t notice a difference in joint pain.