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Weather -> Aches & Pains

Posted 2009.05.07 9.40 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

I’m trying to comprehend the connection between some kinds of weather, i.e. cold, damp, and an increase in the frequency or severity of aches and pains. Maybe you know someone who has mentioned that their aches and pains are worse when it’s damp. Maybe you’ve experienced it yourself. Or, like that familiar phrase “must be a storm coming, I can feel it in my bones”. 

In my experience, damp weather / rain is most often cited as the reason for the increased discomfort. However, I find it hard to accept that dampness / rain is the actual cause. My doubt stems from the fact that our joints and bones are simply not exposed to the elements: they are hidden under protective layers of wet squidgy stuff and wrapped under a water-resistant coating of skin. Consequently, damp or wet air simply cannot directly reach the bones or joints.

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