Revision Total Knee Replacement: Getting the Facts 

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about revision total knee replacement.

Myth or Truth? Do cold climates speed up the progression of osteoarthritis?

Dr. Matthew Lawless discusses cold climates and osteoarthritis. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


While some types of weather may impact the symptoms of arthritis, cold temperatures are not known to either cause or exacerbate osteoarthritis, according to the Arthritis Foundation (AF)Off Site Icon. Some arthritis patients have reported stiffer joints in colder weather, and that could be related to the effect air and barometric pressure have on the body, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon.

For more information about cold climates and osteoarthritis, talk to your doctor.

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Source: Richard Davis II, MD, Premier Orthopedics; National Institutes of Health; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; National Institutes of Health