Change of weather

Shayla Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:09 in Living with arthritis


Just wondering how many of us can feel this change of weather and barometric pressure? I have rheumatoid arthritis and this weather change gave me few flare ups


  • noddingtonpete
    noddingtonpete Moderator Posts: 1,117

    Hello @Shayla and welcome to the Community. We are a friendly and supportive group and I hope that will be your experience as well.

    I understand that you have Rheumatoid Arthritis and wondering how weather affects arthritis. My father always used to say that weather affected him, so it may well be the case. Have a look at the following article from our website which backs up the theory

    and you also might find the following of interest

    Please keep posting and let us know how you are getting on and I am sure that others will connect with you to share their weather stories as well.

    With very best wishes

    Peter (moderator)

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  • Fran54
    Fran54 Member Posts: 214

    Hi Shayla

    I found this recent freezing weather really affected my Osteoarthritis ( in my right knee ). My knee and surrounding area became achy/stiff and slowed me down considerably. I found it hard to motivate myself and do any of my physio exercises. Thank goodness the snow has gone and the weather is slightly warmer as I am feeling more positive today and doing my exercises again.

    I hope that you are recovering from your flare ups. This Arthur can be a real pain at times😏

    Take care.🙂

  • Moira
    Moira Member Posts: 92


    Hope you aren't feeling too bad with this awful weather at the moment. I used to say to my specialist that the weather affected my joints. She said that it's not so much the weather as the air pressure. I'm sure she's right because in the summer if the weather is humid I ache all over.

    I do gentle exercises when I'm sore and that helps a bit. When I'm not so sore I can do more.

    I just accept that I have to gauge my exercises to how I feel. Dry cold is OK for me.

    I'm waiting until someone can invent WD40 intravenously!

    Have a good Christmas folks.