Tag: rheumatology

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.

What is Psoriatic Arthritis?

arthritis monthIf you have psoriasis then you’re familiar with dry, flaky skin, but what if you also notice joint pain and swelling? People who have psoriasis may also develop psoriatic arthritis. Sometimes the joint pain can begin before any skin lesions appear, making it more difficult to diagnose.