If you know someone who swears they can predict the weather based on their joint pain, you might want to grab your umbrella the next time they tell you it’s going to rain.
“There is definitely something to it, although it is difficult to prove, because we can’t control barometric pressure,” says Dr. Nancy Nowlin.
Nowlin’s Lawrence practice includes several patients who believe their aching joints are good indications of what the weather will do. One of those patients is Wanda Howard, who suffers with rheumatoid arthritis.
Wish me luck – this is my current weather forecast!