Why do knees and joints hurt when it rains?

Atmospheric pressure affects the synovial fluid present in mobile joints which, in bad weather, can expand and cause pain

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Many people warn joint pain when it rains or it's about to rain and some even claim to be able to predict bad weather thanks to their ailments.

Some might think it is suggestion, but there seems to be a scientific reason for the joint pain associated with bad weather.

According to the Mexican association '' Una Sonrisa al Dolor ', which deals with providing assistance to patients with rheumatic diseases, atmospheric humidity affects the synovial fluid present in mobile joints.

The synovial fluid forms a kind of cushion that dampens the friction between the bones of the joints and, when the atmospheric pressure is lowered, this fluid expands slightly.

If the joints are healthy, there is generally no discomfort, but if the joints are worn or damaged, expansion of the synovial fluid it can cause pain.

When the atmospheric pressure drops, the symptoms in those suffering from rheumatism they can worsen due to baroreceptors, receptors that react to changes in pressure by sending signals to the central nervous system.

Also, when it's cold, muscles, tendons and ligaments become more rigid, making the situation worse.

Those with joint problems can therefore feel a forte knee pain, shoulders, elbows, hips, fingers and other joints when there is a lot of humidity, or in case of rain and low temperatures.

The solution to these discomforts may be to warm the affected area with hot water bottles, heated pillows, heat-releasing patches, and other remedies.

Le joints they can also be massage with creams or ointments with analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, to soothe pain.

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