Hot or Cold?


Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I have heard people say that the temperature affects arthritis. Is there any truth in this? Do people suffer more in winter than in summer? I'm a bit confused because if the cold weather affects arthritis more, then why do they sell ice packs and recommend them for arthritis? My Chiropractor told me to put frozen peas on my hip as I have inflammatory athritis whilst my consultant told me not to. So I'm getting somewhat of a mix advice. Perhaps the easy answer is that there are different types of arthritis so there is not one rule for all.

Let me know your thoughts.