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Does arthritis pain change with the weather?

Ask the doctors Q. My friend insists that her arthritis pain gets worse just before it rains. Is it true that joint pain can intensify based on the weather? A. Despite what your friend, your grandmother, and generations of people have sworn is the case, experts havenít found consistent evidence that arthritis pain gets worse on rainy days. At best, study results over the years have been mixed, and one…

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