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A recent study at the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute noted that a change in barometric readings may be part of the reason: Atmospheric pressure often drops right before bad weather sets in; this shift could cause body tissue to expand, which can lead to swelling and pain.

The effect is slight, but people who have arthritic or inflamed joints may detect the difference!

(Published December 18, 2014)

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