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Can the weather really worsen arthritis pain?

June 22, 2020

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Robert H. Shmerling, MD, Senior Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing

Dr. Robert H. Shmerling is the former clinical chief of the division of rheumatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and is a current member of the corresponding faculty in medicine at Harvard Medical School. … See Full Bio
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Chris greene
December 26, 2015

Common risk factors for OA of the knee are genetics, being overweight, joint injury, overuse of the joint, and having other forms of arthritis, the pains are horrible during winter.

December 13, 2015

There are different opoitns and though they all have side effects, he should look into radioactive implants. They are tiny seeds which do not harm those around him and seem to be better than the surgical resection and/ or radiation. He just needs to have a explanation of all the opoitns and statistics. If he is older like 70 it progresses less quickly.

richard carr
November 30, 2015

As I understand it the information transferred in our nerves is an electro chemical communication system which would be very susceptible in our bodies as it is in our environment I would look at our Alpha Beta Theta waves. Most likely barometric, temperature and humidity

November 30, 2015

Winter is horrible for arthritis patients. The joint pains severity is more. Having good diet and slight excercise helps in getting over the problem.

Laila Durrani
November 22, 2015

This is exactly what i was thinking about!

November 22, 2015

Arthritis and Osteoarthritis are some of the greatest issues, special in winters. I’m going to share some info of your’s on my blog too. Thanks

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