Feeling more pain when it's cold and rainy outside? Maybe. But, the weather probably isn't the issue. People whose arthritis seems to flare before or after it rains wonder if damp or cold weather is making their arthritis worse. Our orthopaedic surgeons say they get this question a lot, even though not much evidence supports a link between sore joints and damp weather.
To be safe and to ensure you aren't suffering from something more serious, schedule a consultation with our orthopedic specialists at Ortho El Paso and The Hand Surgery Center at Ortho El Paso by calling 915-249-4000. In the meantime, you may want to wear sweaters, scarves and/or gloves to help shield you from the cold and the dampness that may be causing you discomfort.