Weather changes fail to impact risks for osteoarthritis pain, rheumatoid arthritis

Weather changes are not risk factors for rheumatoid arthritis or knee, hip or low back pain, but do appear to influence gout flares, according to a meta-analysis published in Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism.

“The weather is frequently blamed for changes in musculoskeletal health,” Manuela L. Ferreira, PhD, of the University of Sydney, told Healio. “However, this belief is not consistently supported by research.”

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