Can the weather affect your arthritis?

Southern Oregon is seeing the weather take a dramatic turn toward cooler fall temperatures and wetter forecasts.  Dr. Bents at Paragon Orthopedics has many patients who claim the colder weather makes their arthritis worse, or even that they can predict the weather based on how their joints feel in the morning.  Does research back this up?  The short answer based on the research is no, and it is an astounding amount of data, but keep your mind open.  More than 11 million medical visits that happened on more than 2 million rainy days and 9 million dry days say there is no link between weather and achy joints.  So, does research matter when your personal experience tells you the opposite?  Harvard Medicine has an article with an intriguing answer to this question and helps you understand our memory better.  The article points out how facts aren’t always the end of the story.  Read more here:

Does weather affect arthritis pain? – Harvard Health