Staff member since November 20, 2017
- Jun 26, 2017
- United States
I did a little research on this topic awhile back and learned that indeed some do feel weather changes.has anyone experienced increased discomfort/pain due to weather. It is getting cold where I live. My left knee is now being a darn...
It's especially true for patients with arthritic joints who have not had a joint replacement, but also the case even after you have a new prosthetic in place.
Weather changes are predicted by changes in barometric pressure, which is the weight of the air pressing against the earth's surface. These changes can trigger pain and stiffness in the area of the prosthesis. The activity of bone adapting and growing around the metal leads to the sensitivity felt during weather and pressure changes. These sensations normally disappear within one to two years following surgery.
So...there you have it! Make today a good day!