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  • Author | Jordon Washington
  • Date | 7/12/2022 4:30 pm
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Does Rain Really Make Arthritis Worse | Quick Answers

On rainy days most of us would prefer the sunshine. For some folks, though, it can come with some additional challenges. Although the belief that rain makes arthritis symptoms worse feels a bit superstitious, it has some scientific truth. Studies have shown that changes in temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure correlate with increased pain in people living with Rheumatoid Arthritis & Osteoarthritis. Although researchers aren't 100% sure why these changes link to increased pain, specialists at Healthline & The Cleveland Clinic suggest that barometric pressure can cause inflamed tissue to expand and, in turn, cause pain. Most importantly, despite temporarily increased pain, the consensus is that rain does *not* make symptoms worse over the long term.

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