Revision Total Knee Replacement: Getting the Facts 

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

Myth or Truth? Does weather affect knee pain?

Dr. Matthew Lawless explains how weather affects knee pain. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


Knee pain that is associated with arthritis can increase during inclement weather. Studies have shown a relationship between changing weather conditions and increasing arthritis pain, according to the Arthritis Foundation (AF)Off Site Icon. Conditions that may affect knee pain include falling barometric pressure and lowered temperatures, according to the AF.

Cold weather can affect the joints, expanding bodily tissues and increasing pressure and pain, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH)Off Site Icon. Cold weather doesn’t cause arthritis, but there is some evidence that it has an effect on patients who have the disorder, according to the NIH.

For more information about weather and knee pain, 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