Is chronic pain affected by the weather?


A meta-study on pain explores the science behind the anecdotes, with surprising results

Many people feel that the weather affects their chronic joint pain. Arthritis in particular is associated with changes in the weather, with some claiming they can tell when a storm is coming from twinges in their knees.

A new meta-study in Pain, the journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain, explores the science behind such anecdotes. Researchers from the University of Manchester pulled together and compared results from approximately 4,000 previous studies.

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