Why does the damp weather make rheumatism and arthritis so much worse?

Answer barometric pressure, this is the same reason old people say they can feel that the weather is going to change... "i can feel it in my bones"

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Is asthma worse in damp weather?

On One Hand: Damp Air Can Cause AsthmaAsthma can be caused by several outside triggers. This does include damp weather. Due to the larger amount of water being held by the air, you get less oxygen ... Read More »

Does a cold make arthritis worse?

On One Hand: Common Colds Are All in the HeadThere are two main types of arthritis: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Both affect joints but each have different causes. Viruses that cause co... Read More »

When you have a healing fracture does cold/damp weather make it hurt more?

Yes. I broke my tibia when I was 12 from a skateboard. I'm 46 and I still at times will feel pain due to exercise or weather. You may want to wrap it with that ACE bandage for a few days(loosely) a... Read More »

Why does arthritis hurt so much more when the weather is cool and wet Other than moving to Arizona, what can?

There appears to be a connection between barometric [pressure] changes and arthritis flareups. The theory goes likes this:"A drop in air pressure (which often accompanies cold, rainy weather) allo... Read More »