Australian study busts pain myth

Australian researchers have published a new study that busts the myth that osteoarthritis pain is linked to the weather.

Their case-crossover study found no association between changes in the weather and a spike in pain among patients with knee osteoarthritis.

The study is likely to be bad news for the many patients with chronic pain who believe they can predict the weather, especially storms, based on an exacerbation of their symptoms.

Recent research looking at osteoarthritic pain shows the phenomenon is widespread, with two in every three patients with knee, hip or