Harvard Health Blog
Does weather affect arthritis pain?
By: Robert H. Shmerling, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing Medical myths die hard. Maybe thatís because thereís no agreement on whether a common belief is indeed a myth. For example, thereís the longstanding belief that weather affects arthritis pain. Many of my patients notice a clear connection; some are so convinced of the link, they believe they can predict the weather better than the TV meteorologists. And maybe thatís true.