Often, we hear our patients predict the weather based on how they’re feeling or report increased pain when the weather changes. For years, people have said things like “I feel a storm coming in” or “my knees are telling me it’s going to rain.” Is there scientific evidence to support these feelings?
Two thirds of people living with chronic pain report direct correlations between their pain and the weather. The most commonly identified culprit is damp, rainy weather. One theory is that it’s not so much the precipitation or the temperature that affects us, as it is the barometric pressure