Does the weather affect pain in the body?
The idea that people with arthritis or other types of pain can “sense” changes in the weather is often dismissed as myth. Research on the subject, though limited, does point to an effect of weather patterns on pain. For instance, a 2007 study by Tufts Medical Center researchers found that changes in barometric pressure and outdoor temperature affected the pain reported by patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. Recent studies have also tied weather patterns to the incidence of headaches.