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Old 02-05-2003, 09:06 PM   #1
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Default Why do my knees hurt when it's about to rain?

It never fails. One of my knees has a dull pain and it rains that day or the next. ALWAYS. Yesterday my left knee hurt and now it's raining. Now my right knee hurts.
Is there a scientific explanation?
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Old 02-05-2003, 09:07 PM   #2
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damn call the weatherman and inform em. they are never right!
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Old 02-05-2003, 09:08 PM   #3
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because you need to get off of them sooner :Q
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Old 02-05-2003, 09:08 PM   #4
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Wow... are you related to "Phil the Beaver"? (that beaver that predicts the weather)
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Old 02-05-2003, 09:09 PM   #5
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Probably has to do with barometric pressure changes...alters the fluid levels or pressures behind the knee.
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Old 02-05-2003, 09:10 PM   #6
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I've always wondered about that, a lot times people who have broken an arm or leg can usually tell when its about to rain. Maybe its something to do with moisture in the air.
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Old 02-05-2003, 09:10 PM   #7
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because you need to get off of them sooner :Q
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Old 02-05-2003, 09:11 PM   #8
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Probably has to do with barometric pressure changes...alters the fluid levels or pressures behind the knee.
Makes sense. I wonder what is wrong with my knees. I remember during summerschool PE a kid was talking about his knee that he injured playing soccer. The teacher asked him if it hurt before it rained and he said yes.
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Old 02-05-2003, 09:11 PM   #9
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You should become a weatherman.

No, seriously.. It's because rain usually means a low pressure center, and your body is sensitive to not having enough outside pressure.. I'm not really sure the mechanisms, but thats the basic principle I believe.

It actually happens to a lot of people.
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Old 02-05-2003, 09:13 PM   #10
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Maybe you have arthritis?
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Old 02-05-2003, 09:16 PM   #11
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I have under-developed co-latteral ligaments in both knees. When it gets cold, I feel it. When it rains, I know in advance. I know just what you feel, Jello. It's too bad, too. I'm probably going to have surgery before I'm 30. The combination of those under-developed ligaments and playing catcher for nine years in baseball as a kid virtually destroyed my knees. When it gets really really cold, it's a bitch to simply walk. Sometimes, if I strain them, the left one will pop and then be able to bend not only back and forth, but sideways. Not to an extreme like I can throw my leg around, but enough to where if I stand still, I can pick my thigh up and my lower leg can freely swing back and forth a good 10 or 15 degrees.

My legs are also a little deformed in that if I put my knees together, my feet don't touch. I guess it's called "knock-kneed" or something, but I don't remember what my sports doctor said. I'd suggest seeing a doctor to see what they have to say.
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Old 02-05-2003, 09:31 PM   #12
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Lots of people are like that.
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Old 02-05-2003, 09:37 PM   #13
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Probably has to do with barometric pressure changes...alters the fluid levels or pressures behind the knee.
Mine do it too.
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Old 02-05-2003, 09:37 PM   #14
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You have what's called "Doppler Knee Syndrome."
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Old 02-05-2003, 09:41 PM   #16
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Q. Why do I hurt when there is a change in weather or when it gets cold in a room?
A. For the most part, the change in the barometric pressure is what a patient is feeling. A patient who does not have arthritis and has an old fracture of a long bone will often feel the same pain with the change in barometric pressure. Tiny nerves that surround the joint that can sense changes in pressure are responsible for the pain. The pain can generally be treated with Tylenol or is best relieved by the use of heat around a joint. A patient can try throwing a towel into a microwave or a drier and heating it up and then putting it over the involved joint. Be careful not to get the towel too hot so as not to burn yourself.

from http://arthritiscentral.com/html/faqosteoa.htm
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