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What can cause a joint to hurt before it rains?

The pain that one has in a joint before it rains is from changing barometric pressure in the atmosphere. It occurs most commonly in arthritic joints.

(This answer provided for NATA by the Southern Utah University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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