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    Chronic Pain - What Increases Your Risk

    Risk factors are things that increase your chances of getting sick or having a problem. Risk factors for chronic pain include:

    Other risk factors include stress, relationship problems, or a history of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse.

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    Does Weather Affect Joint Pain?

    The skies are clear blue, but your ankle starts flaring up with arthritis pain. Could a storm be looming? You feel it in your bones, but is it just an old wives' tale? Or can joint pain actually predict weather changes? Believe it or not, your weather forecasting might have some validity, thanks to the effects of barometric pressure changes on your body. It's common for people to blame increased pain on the weather, according to Robert Newlin Jamison, PhD, a professor in the departments of psychiatry...

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    Last Updated: March 12, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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