Rain, rain, go away!

So, my knees started to ache a little last night. I thought maybe it was from my beastly resistance training workout, but when I woke up this morning I heard the soft downpour of rain.
I’m sure many of you have experienced this. Cold or rainy weather worsening joint pain or body aches.
I’ve been doing some research, and I wanted to find a scientific paper on the affects of weather on joint pain and lupus. I haven’t found anything other than speculation of joint pain being related to humidity and barometric pressure. Here is one link I found www.specialtyclinics.med.sc.edu/joint_pain.asp

If anyone has seen any good articles explaining the relationship between lupus and bad weather, please feel free to share!

2 thoughts on “Rain, rain, go away!

  1. The only ‘evidence’ I’ve ever seen is anecdotal, and my own experience. I have both fibromyalgia and arthritis, and a drop in the barometric pressure and temps send me into pain hell. However, gentle stretching and a mild/moderate workout always seems to help..so I’m thinking that lends credence to the decreased blood flow/pain connection that’s sparked by lowered pressures.

    Just a thought..nothing scientific about it.

    1. Thanks for the input. I definitely agree the stretching and mild exercise helps. I’m a big advocate of exercise in general, great for the body and mood.

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