Why does my knee hurt when the weather changes?

Robert J. Otto, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Research is not conclusive, but scientists think you feel knee pain when the weather changes because of shifts in temperature or barometric pressure.  Colder temperatures cause muscles, tendons, and ligaments to tighten, which can lead to stiffness in the joint.  A rise in barometric pressure can have a similar effect, causing increased pressure within the joint.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
A lot of people feel pain in their joints when the weather gets hotter or colder. In this video, I will explain why.


 

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