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Arthritis Today

How to reduce pain, find the right treatments and live better with arthritis. [Bi-weekly]

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Get weight-loss tips, arthritis-friendly recipes and ways to exercise safely. [Bi-weekly]

Mind, Body, Spirit

Find arthritis care tips, inspirational stories and Arthritis Foundation news. [Monthly]

Research Update

Discover advancements made by Arthritis Foundation-funded researchers. [Quarterly]

OA Insider

Beyond the basics of osteoarthritis: research, news and treatment. [Monthly]

RA Insider

Beyond the basics of rheumatoid arthritis: research, news and treatment. [Monthly]

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PREDICT YOUR JOINT PAIN YOUR LOCAL WEATHER

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Predict your joint pain level based on the local weather.

People with arthritis often claim they can predict the weather, based on their joint pain level, and with good reason. Studies show a variety of weather factors can increase pain, especially changes. Watch for any changes in

  • Barometric pressure (especially falling)
  • Temperature (especially lowering)

A study from Tufts University in 2007 found that every 10-degree drop in temperature corresponded with an incremental increase in arthritis pain. In addition, relatively low barometric pressure, low temperatures and precipitation can increase pain. Researchers aren’t sure why this happens. They suspect certain atmospheric conditions increase swelling in the joint capsule.

Source: The Arthritis Index is based on a proprietary forecast by the meteorologists at www.AccuWeather.com.

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