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Joints and cold wet weather

  1. Nov 29, 2007 #1

    wolram

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    Why is it that cold wet weather makes joints stiff and ache, the actual temperature of the joint can not change much can it?
     
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  3. Nov 29, 2007 #2
    It is my understanding that this has a lot to due with changes in barometric pressure.

    Colder wet weather almost always accompanies a drop in barometric pressure. This allows an inflamed joint to expand and swell causing pain.
     
  4. Nov 29, 2007 #3

    wolram

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    That sounds logical.
     
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