Track Weather

Track Weather

Could weather affect your chronic pain? It might. Along with tracking pain in your Journal, use the Notes to record the weather conditions each day. After 2 weeks, look back and see if there's a connection between the weather and the pain you feel.

Conditions: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Migraine, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Fibromyalgia, Nerve Pain, Undiagnosed

Symptoms: difficulty moving neck, difficulty sitting down, difficulty standing up, difficulty walking, morning stiffness, posture problems, reduced joint movement, stiffness, stiffness after rest, anxiety, depression, irritability, stiff joint, swollen joint, aching, back pain, burning, chest pain, deep pain, electric pain, head pain, headache, headache, back of head, headache, forehead, headache, whole head, jaw pain, joint pain, joint tenderness, migraines, muscle pain, nerve pain, pain, pain around eyes, pain when standing, pain when tilting head, pain when turning head, pain with movement, pain worse in A.M., pain all over, ankle pain, arm pain, buttock pain, elbow pain, face pain, foot pain, finger pain, forehead pain, hand pain, head pain, hip pain, jaw pain, knee pain, pain left side of head, leg pain, lower back pain, neck pain, rib pain, shin pain, shoulder blade pain, shoulder pain, pain side of neck, spinal pain, thigh pain, upper back pain, wrist pain, pelvic pain, pinched nerve, pounding pain, pulsing pain, sharp pain, shocking pain, shooting pain, stabbing pain, symmetrical pain, tender points, tenderness, throbbing pain, feeling hot, feeling cold

Triggers: altitude changes, bright light, barometric pressure changes, cold weather, damp weather, heat, humidity, pressure changes, rain, snow, temperature changes, weather changes, wet weather, wind

Treatments: exercise, range-of-motion exercises, relaxation, stress reduction, heat therapy, heating pad, hot bath/shower, hot compress, rest, massage, acetaminophen, Tylenol, Tempra, Panadol, Advil, Aleve, Motrin IB, ibuprofen, naproxen, Nuprin, Anaprox, diclofenac, Voltaren, Celebrex, celecoxib, ketoprofen, Orudis, sulindac, Clinoril, etodolac, Lodine, piroxicam, Feldene, indomethacin, Indocin, Mobic, meloxicam, Relafen, Daypro, tolmetin, Tolectin, salsalate, Disalcid, Ultram, tramadol

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Weather Tracking

Don't just note the highs and lows; track any big changes in the weather. Did the temperature drop dramatically? Did a sunny day suddenly turn rainy? Was there a big change in barometric pressure? Many people say the trigger for pain is changes in the weather rather than any specific type of weather.

Rely on the nightly news or an online weather site for the details. Or buy a digital weather station. These may include a barometer to note pressure changes that occur before weather shifts.

Prompt: How to track.

CTA: Note weather details.

Conditions: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Migraine, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Fibromyalgia, Nerve Pain, Undiagnosed

Symptoms: difficulty moving neck, difficulty sitting down, difficulty standing up, difficulty walking, morning stiffness, posture problems, reduced joint movement, stiffness, stiffness after rest, anxiety, depression, irritability, stiff joint, swollen joint, aching, back pain, burning, deep pain, electric pain, head pain, headache, headache, back of head, headache, forehead, headache, whole head, jaw pain, joint pain, joint tenderness, migraines, muscle pain, nerve pain, pain, pain around eyes, pain when standing, pain when tilting head, pain when turning head, pain with movement, pain worse in A.M., pain all over, ankle pain, arm pain, buttock pain, elbow pain, face pain, foot pain, finger pain, forehead pain, hand pain, head pain, hip pain, jaw pain, knee pain, leg pain, lower back pain, neck pain, rib pain, shin pain, shoulder blade pain, shoulder pain, pain side of neck, spinal pain, thigh pain, upper back pain, wrist pain, pelvic pain, pinched nerve, pounding pain, pulsing pain, sharp pain, shocking pain, shooting pain, stabbing pain, symmetrical pain, tender points, tenderness, throbbing pain, feeling hot, feeling cold

Triggers: altitude changes, bright light, barometric pressure changes, cold weather, damp weather, heat, humidity, pressure changes, rain, snow, temperature changes, weather changes, wet weather, wind

Treatments: exercise, range-of-motion exercises, relaxation, stress reduction, heat therapy, heating pad, hot bath/shower, hot compress, rest , massage, acetaminophen, Tylenol, Tempra, Panadol, Advil, Aleve, Motrin IB, ibuprofen, naproxen, Nuprin, Anaprox, diclofenac, Voltaren, Celebrex, celecoxib, ketoprofen, Orudis, sulindac, Clinoril, etodolac, Lodine, piroxicam, Feldene, indomethacin, Indocin, Mobic, meloxicam, Relafen, Daypro, tolmetin, Tolectin, salsalate, Disalcid, Ultram, tramadol

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Weather and Pain

Does weather really affect pain? People have thought so for thousands of years, but research isn't clear.

While some studies show a connection, what's complicated is that the specifics vary. For one person, wet weather increases pain; for another with the same pain condition, it's dry weather. The only way to find if you're weather-sensitive is to track weather and pain in your Journal for a few weeks.

Prompt: Weather and pain.

CTA: Are you weather-sensitive?

Conditions: Migraine, Back Pain, Neck Pain

Symptoms: difficulty moving neck, difficulty sitting down, difficulty standing up, difficulty walking, morning stiffness, posture problems, reduced joint movement, stiffness, stiffness after rest, anxiety, depression, irritability, stiff joint, swollen joint, aching, back pain, burning, deep pain, electric pain, head pain, headache, headache, back of head, headache, forehead, jaw pain, joint pain, joint tenderness, migraines, muscle pain, nerve pain, pain, pain around eyes, pain when standing, pain when tilting head, pain when turning head, pain with movement, pain worse in A.M., pain all over, ankle pain, arm pain, buttock pain, elbow pain, face pain, foot pain, finger pain, hand pain, head pain, hip pain, jaw pain, knee pain, leg pain, lower back pain, neck pain, rib pain, shin pain, shoulder blade pain, shoulder pain, pain side of neck, spinal pain, thigh pain, upper back pain, wrist pain, pelvic pain, pinched nerve, pounding pain, pulsing pain, sharp pain, shocking pain, shooting pain, stabbing pain, symmetrical pain, tender points, tenderness, throbbing pain, feeling hot, feeling cold

Triggers: altitude changes, bright light, barometric pressure changes, cold weather, damp weather, heat, humidity, pressure changes, rain, snow, temperature changes, weather changes, wet weather, wind

Treatments: exercise, range-of-motion exercises, relaxation, stress reduction, heat therapy, heating pad, hot bath/shower, hot compress, rest, massage, acetaminophen, Tylenol, Tempra, Panadol, Advil, Aleve, Motrin IB, ibuprofen, naproxen, Nuprin, Anaprox, diclofenac, Voltaren, Celebrex, celecoxib, ketoprofen, Orudis, sulindac, Clinoril, etodolac, Lodine, piroxicam, Feldene, indomethacin, Indocin, Mobic, meloxicam, Relafen, Daypro, tolmetin, Tolectin, salsalate, Disalcid, Ultram, tramadol

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Weather and Habits

Weather could affect your pain in not-so-obvious ways. Consider if the weather changes your behavior. For instance, when it gets cold out, are you more likely to stay inside under a blanket instead of going for a walk? On a nice warm day, did you spend more time than usual gardening? A change in your physical activity could itself increase your pain.

Along with tracking weather in your Notes, record any changes in your behavior or routine that could be indirectly related to the weather.

Prompt: Crummy day?

CTA: How weather changes behavior.

Conditions: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Migraine, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Fibromyalgia, Nerve Pain, Undiagnosed

Symptoms: difficulty moving neck, difficulty sitting down, difficulty standing up, difficulty walking, morning stiffness, posture problems, reduced joint movement, stiffness, stiffness after rest, anxiety, depression, irritability, stiff joint, swollen joint, aching, back pain, burning, deep pain, electric pain, head pain, headache, headache, back of head, headache, forehead, headache, whole head, jaw pain, joint pain, joint tenderness, migraines, muscle pain, nerve pain, pain, pain around eyes, pain when standing, pain when tilting head, pain when turning head, pain with movement, pain worse in A.M., pain all over, ankle pain, arm pain, buttock pain, elbow pain, face pain, foot pain, finger pain, forehead pain, hand pain, head pain, hip pain, jaw pain, knee pain, leg pain, lower back pain, neck pain, rib pain, shin pain, shoulder blade pain, shoulder pain, pain side of neck, spinal pain, thigh pain, upper back pain, wrist pain, pelvic pain, pinched nerve, pounding pain, pulsing pain, sharp pain, shocking pain, shooting pain, stabbing pain, symmetrical pain, tender points, tenderness, throbbing pain, feeling hot, feeling cold

Triggers: altitude changes, bright light, barometric pressure changes, cold weather, damp weather, heat, humidity, pressure changes, rain, snow, temperature changes, weather changes, wet weather, wind

Treatments: exercise, range-of-motion exercises, relaxation, stress reduction, heat therapy, heating pad, hot bath/shower, hot compress, rest, massage, acetaminophen, Tylenol, Tempra, Panadol, Advil, Aleve, Motrin IB, ibuprofen, naproxen, Nuprin, Anaprox, diclofenac, Voltaren, Celebrex, celecoxib, ketoprofen, Orudis, sulindac, Clinoril, etodolac, Lodine, piroxicam, Feldene, indomethacin, Indocin, Mobic, meloxicam, Relafen, Daypro, tolmetin, Tolectin, salsalate, Disalcid, Ultram, tramadol

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Use Heat

Does cold weather make your pain worse? If so, don't wait for the pain to strike as the seasons change -- get an early start on easing pain. Start treating any sore joints or muscles with heat. Wake up a little earlier so you can start the day with a warm bath. Use a hot pack on any achy spots after work.

Record your treatments in the Journal along with weather conditions for a few weeks. Then see which  therapy is helping -- no matter what the weather's doing outside.

Prompt: Don't wait for a chill.

CTA: Deter anticipated pain.

Conditions: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Migraine, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Fibromyalgia, Nerve Pain, Undiagnosed

Symptoms: difficulty moving neck, difficulty sitting down, difficulty standing up, difficulty walking, morning stiffness, posture problems, reduced joint movement, stiffness, stiffness after rest, anxiety, depression, irritability, stiff joint, swollen joint, aching, back pain, burning, chest pain, deep pain, electric pain, head pain, headache, headache, back of head, headache, forehead, headache, whole head, jaw pain, joint pain, joint tenderness, migraines, muscle pain, nerve pain, pain, pain around eyes, pain when standing, pain when tilting head, pain when turning head, pain with movement, pain worse in A.M., pain all over, ankle pain, arm pain, buttock pain, elbow pain, face pain, foot pain, finger pain, forehead pain, hand pain, head pain, hip pain, jaw pain, knee pain, leg pain, lower back pain, neck pain, rib pain, shin pain, shoulder blade pain, shoulder pain, pain side of neck, spinal pain, thigh pain, upper back pain, wrist pain, pelvic pain, pinched nerve, pounding pain, pulsing pain, sharp pain, shocking pain, shooting pain, stabbing pain, symmetrical pain, tender points, tenderness, throbbing pain, feeling hot, feeling cold

Triggers: altitude changes, bright light, barometric pressure changes, cold weather, damp weather, heat, humidity, pressure changes, rain, snow, temperature changes, weather changes, wet weather, wind

Treatments: exercise, range-of-motion exercises, relaxation, stress reduction, heat therapy, heating pad, hot bath/shower, hot compress, rest, massage, acetaminophen, Tylenol, Tempra, Panadol, Advil, Aleve, Motrin IB, ibuprofen, naproxen, Nuprin, Anaprox, diclofenac, Voltaren, Celebrex, celecoxib, ketoprofen, Orudis, sulindac, Clinoril, etodolac, Lodine, piroxicam, Feldene, indomethacin, Indocin, Mobic, meloxicam, Relafen, Daypro, tolmetin, Tolectin, salsalate, Disalcid, Ultram, tramadol

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Pain From Weather?

If weather affects your pain, have a plan for bad-weather days. When you're facing a pain trigger -- whether it's bad weather or anything else -- be ready to take extra care of yourself.

See if you can reduce your responsibilities for the day. Find time to relax. If it's too wet to do your daily exercise outdoors, don't skip it. Instead, take a walk at the mall. Ask your doctor if stepping up your pain meds makes sense during foul weather. Be proactive and prevent pain more effectively rather than treating it after the fact.

Prompt: Painful weather?

CTA: Prepare for bad days.

Conditions: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Migraine, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Fibromyalgia, Nerve Pain, Undiagnosed

Symptoms: difficulty moving neck, difficulty sitting down, difficulty standing up, difficulty walking, morning stiffness, posture problems, reduced joint movement, stiffness, stiffness after rest, anxiety, depression, irritability, stiff joint, swollen joint, aching, back pain, burning, deep pain, electric pain, head pain, headache, headache, back of head, headache, forehead, headache, left side, headache, whole head, jaw pain, joint pain, joint tenderness, migraines, muscle pain, nerve pain, pain, pain around eyes, pain when standing, pain when tilting head, pain when turning head, pain with movement, pain worse in A.M., pain all over, ankle pain, arm pain, buttock pain, elbow pain, face pain, foot pain, finger pain, forehead pain, hand pain, head pain, hip pain, jaw pain, knee pain, leg pain, lower back pain, neck pain, rib pain, shin pain, shoulder blade pain, shoulder pain, pain side of neck, spinal pain, thigh pain, upper back pain, wrist pain, pelvic pain, pinched nerve, pounding pain, pulsing pain, sharp pain, shocking pain, shooting pain, stabbing pain, symmetrical pain, tender points, tenderness, throbbing pain, feeling hot, feeling cold

Triggers: altitude changes, bright light, barometric pressure changes, cold weather, damp weather, heat, humidity, pressure changes, rain, snow, temperature changes, weather changes, wet weather, wind

Treatments: exercise, range-of-motion exercises, relaxation, stress reduction, heat therapy, heating pad, hot bath/shower, hot compress, rest, massage, acetaminophen, Tylenol, Tempra, Panadol, Advil, Aleve, Motrin IB, ibuprofen, naproxen, Nuprin, Anaprox, diclofenac, Voltaren, Celebrex, celecoxib, ketoprofen, Orudis, sulindac, Clinoril, etodolac, Lodine, piroxicam, Feldene, indomethacin, Indocin, Mobic, meloxicam, Relafen, Daypro, tolmetin, Tolectin, salsalate, Disalcid, Ultram, tramadol

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Will Moving Help?

Thinking about moving to a warmer climate to escape pain? Noticed you felt better during a vacation down south?

Doctors say that while a change in climate may help at first, we tend to acclimate over time, and the chronic pain returns. Any benefits of a move could also be offset by other factors, such as the stress of starting over in a new place.

Before relocating anywhere because of chronic pain, consider spending a few months in the area. Relocating because of chronic pain could be a lot of trouble and expense with no benefit.

Prompt: Relocate for pain?

CTA: Changing climate may not help.

Conditions: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Migraine, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Fibromyalgia, Nerve Pain, Undiagnosed

Symptoms: difficulty moving neck, difficulty sitting down, difficulty standing up, difficulty walking, morning stiffness, posture problems, reduced joint movement, stiffness, stiffness after rest, anxiety, depression, irritability, stiff joint, swollen joint, aching, back pain, burning, deep pain, electric pain, head pain, headache, headache, back of head, headache, forehead, headache, whole head, jaw pain, joint pain, joint tenderness, migraines, muscle pain, nerve pain, pain, pain around eyes, pain when standing, pain when tilting head, pain when turning head, pain with movement, pain worse in A.M., pain all over, ankle pain, arm pain, buttock pain, elbow pain, face pain, foot pain, finger pain, forehead pain, hand pain, head pain, hip pain, jaw pain, knee pain, leg pain, lower back pain, neck pain, rib pain, shin pain, shoulder blade pain, shoulder pain, pain side of neck, spinal pain, thigh pain, upper back pain, wrist pain, pelvic pain, pinched nerve, pounding pain, pulsing pain, sharp pain, shocking pain, shooting pain, stabbing pain, symmetrical pain, tender points, tenderness, throbbing pain, feeling hot, feeling cold

Triggers: altitude changes, bright light, barometric pressure changes, cold weather, damp weather, heat, humidity, pressure changes, rain, snow, temperature changes, weather changes, wet weather, wind

Treatments: exercise, range-of-motion exercises, relaxation, stress reduction, heat therapy, heating pad, hot bath/shower, hot compress, rest, massage, acetaminophen, Tylenol, Tempra, Panadol, Advil, Aleve, Motrin IB, ibuprofen, naproxen, Nuprin, Anaprox, diclofenac, Voltaren, Celebrex, celecoxib, ketoprofen, Orudis, sulindac, Clinoril, etodolac, Lodine, piroxicam, Feldene, indomethacin, Indocin, Mobic, meloxicam, Relafen, Daypro, tolmetin, Tolectin, salsalate, Disalcid, Ultram, tramadol

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RA and Weather

Many people with RA say that damp, cold weather makes their symptoms worse. This is true in many different parts of the world. For instance, in China, the name for RA translates as "wind wet disease."

However, you may find that your RA symptoms are made worse by other weather conditions. Tracking the weather along with your daily pain will help you see what weather changes -- if any -- make your pain worse.

Prompt: RA and weather.

CTA: What's the connection?

Conditions: Rheumatoid arthritis

Symptoms: difficulty moving neck, difficulty sitting down, difficulty standing up, difficulty walking, morning stiffness, reduced joint movement, stiffness, stiffness after rest, anxiety, depression, irritability, stiff joint, swollen joint, aching, back pain, burning, deep pain, head pain, joint pain, joint tenderness, pain when standing, pain when tilting head, pain when turning head, pain with movement, pain worse in A.M., pain all over, ankle pain, arm pain, elbow pain, foot pain, finger pain, hand pain, hip pain, jaw pain, knee pain, leg pain, lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder blade pain, shoulder pain, spinal pain, upper back pain, wrist pain, pelvic pain, pinched nerve, pounding pain, pulsing pain, sharp pain, shooting pain, stabbing pain, symmetrical pain, tender points, tenderness, throbbing pain, feeling hot, feeling cold

Triggers: altitude changes, bright light, barometric pressure changes, cold weather, damp weather, heat, humidity, pressure changes, rain, snow, temperature changes, weather changes, wet weather, wind

Treatments: exercise, range-of-motion exercises, relaxation, stress reduction, heat therapy, heating pad, hot bath/shower, hot compress, rest, massage, acetaminophen, Tylenol, Tempra, Panadol, Advil, Aleve, Motrin IB, ibuprofen, naproxen, Nuprin, Anaprox, diclofenac, Voltaren, Celebrex, celecoxib, ketoprofen, Orudis, sulindac, Clinoril, etodolac, Lodine, piroxicam, Feldene, indomethacin, Indocin, Mobic, meloxicam, Relafen, Daypro, tolmetin, Tolectin, salsalate, Disalcid, Ultram, tramadol

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Migraine Weather

Lots of people say that weather changes trigger their migraines. All sorts of weather conditions seem to have an effect -- changes in humidity and temperature, storms, dry weather, extreme heat or cold, and windy days.

Make a Note to track the weather along with your pain -- it's the best way to see if weather is a trigger for your migraines.

Prompt: Migraine weather.

CTA: What makes headaches worse?

Conditions: Migraine

Symptoms: tingling, vision changes,difficulty moving neck, anxiety, depression, irritability, deep pain, electric pain, head pain, headache, headache back of head, headache, forehead, headache, whole head, jaw pain, migraines, pain, pain around eyes, pain when standing, pain when tilting head, pain when turning head, pain with movement, face pain, forehead pain, head pain, jaw pain, neck pain, pain side of neck, pounding pain, pulsing pain, sharp pain, shocking pain, shooting pain, stabbing pain, throbbing pain, feeling hot, feeling cold

Triggers: altitude changes, bright light, barometric pressure changes, cold weather, damp weather, heat, humidity, pressure changes, rain, snow, temperature changes, weather changes, wet weather, wind

Treatments: exercise, range-of-motion exercises, relaxation, stress reduction, heat therapy, heating pad, hot bath/shower, hot compress, rest, massage, acetaminophen, Tylenol, Tempra, Panadol, Advil, Aleve, Motrin IB, ibuprofen, naproxen, Nuprin, Anaprox, diclofenac, Voltaren, Celebrex, celecoxib, ketoprofen, Orudis, sulindac, Clinoril, etodolac, Lodine, piroxicam, Feldene, indomethacin, Indocin, Mobic, meloxicam, Relafen, Daypro, tolmetin, Tolectin, salsalate, Disalcid, Ultram, tramadol

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Arthritis Weather

How can weather affect arthritis? One common theory is that drop in pressure -- which often precedes a storm -- causes inflamed joints to swell more.  

There are other possibilities. People may have a lower threshold to pain when cold. Grey days can also affect mood -- and there's a clear connection between depressed mood and increased pain.

In a way, the cause doesn't matter as much as the effect. Keep tracking your pain along with the weather in your Journal -- see if you notice any connection.

Prompt: Achy joints?

CTA: Why weather could affect arthritis.

Conditions: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis

Symptoms: difficulty moving neck, difficulty sitting down, difficulty standing up, difficulty walking, morning stiffness, reduced joint movement, stiffness, stiffness after rest, anxiety, depression, irritability, stiff joint, swollen joint, aching, back pain, burning, deep pain, head pain, joint pain, joint tenderness, pain when standing, pain when tilting head, pain when turning head, pain with movement, pain worse in A.M., pain all over, ankle pain, arm pain, elbow pain, foot pain, finger pain, hand pain, hip pain, jaw pain, knee pain, leg pain, lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder blade pain, shoulder pain, spinal pain, upper back pain, wrist pain, pelvic pain, pinched nerve, pounding pain, pulsing pain, sharp pain, shooting pain, stabbing pain, symmetrical pain, tender points, tenderness, throbbing pain, feeling hot, feeling cold

Triggers: altitude changes, bright light, barometric pressure changes, cold weather, damp weather, heat, humidity, pressure changes, rain, snow, temperature changes, weather changes, wet weather, wind

Treatments: exercise, range-of-motion exercises, relaxation, stress reduction, heat therapy, heating pad, hot bath/shower, hot compress, rest, massage, acetaminophen, Tylenol, Tempra, Panadol, Advil, Aleve, Motrin IB, ibuprofen, naproxen, Nuprin, Anaprox, diclofenac, Voltaren, Celebrex, celecoxib, ketoprofen, Orudis, sulindac, Clinoril, etodolac, Lodine, piroxicam, Feldene, indomethacin, Indocin, Mobic, meloxicam, Relafen, Daypro, tolmetin, Tolectin, salsalate, Disalcid, Ultram, tramadol

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Arthritis Index

Did you know that there are weather forecasts just for people with arthritis? Similar to smog indexes for people with asthma, weather organizations have developed arthritis weather indexes. They note changes in temperature and barometric pressure and then predict the possible effects on your joint pain.

The Arthritis Foundation has its own Weather & Arthritis Index. The Weather Channel and AccuWeather have similar aches and pain indexes. See if one helps predict your joint pain.

Prompt: Forecasting arthritis?

CTA: Use a daily weather index.

Conditions: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis

Symptoms: difficulty moving neck, difficulty sitting down, difficulty standing up, difficulty walking, morning stiffness, reduced joint movement, stiffness, stiffness after rest, anxiety, depression, irritability, stiff joint, swollen joint, aching, back pain, burning, deep pain, head pain, joint pain, joint tenderness, pain when standing, pain when tilting head, pain when turning head, pain with movement, pain worse in A.M., pain all over, ankle pain, arm pain, elbow pain, foot pain, finger pain, hand pain, hip pain, jaw pain, knee pain, leg pain, lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder blade pain, shoulder pain, spinal pain, upper back pain, wrist pain, pelvic pain, pinched nerve, pounding pain, pulsing pain, sharp pain, shooting pain, stabbing pain, symmetrical pain, tender points, tenderness, throbbing pain, feeling hot, feeling cold

Triggers: altitude changes, bright light, barometric pressure changes, cold weather, damp weather, heat, humidity, pressure changes, rain, snow, temperature changes, weather changes, wet weather, wind

Treatments: exercise, range-of-motion exercises, relaxation, stress reduction, heat therapy, heating pad, hot bath/shower, hot compress, rest, massage, acetaminophen, Tylenol, Tempra, Panadol, Advil, Aleve, Motrin IB, ibuprofen, naproxen, Nuprin, Anaprox, diclofenac, Voltaren, Celebrex, celecoxib, ketoprofen, Orudis, sulindac, Clinoril, etodolac, Lodine, piroxicam, Feldene, indomethacin, Indocin, Mobic, meloxicam, Relafen, Daypro, tolmetin, Tolectin, salsalate, Disalcid, Ultram, tramadol

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Painful Wind

Could windy days be a trigger for your pain? For some people with nerve pain and conditions like fibromyalgia, a gust of wind -- or even a gentle breeze -- on exposed skin can cause severe pain.

The best solution is to cover up. Wear long-sleeves and a scarf over your face to protect yourself from wind. In addition, keep tracking weather conditions along with your pain in the Journal -- see if other weather conditions besides wind have an effect on your pain.

Prompt: Bad wind blowing?

CTA: Pain from nerve pain or fibro.

Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Nerve Pain

Symptoms: difficulty moving neck, difficulty sitting down, difficulty standing up, difficulty walking, morning stiffness, posture problems, reduced joint movement, stiffness, stiffness after rest, anxiety, depression, irritability, stiff joint, swollen joint, aching, back pain, burning, deep pain, electric pain, head pain, headache, headache, back of head, headache, forehead, headache, whole head, jaw pain, joint pain, joint tenderness, migraines, muscle pain, nerve pain, pain, pain around eyes, pain when standing, pain when tilting head, pain when turning head, pain with movement, pain worse in A.M., pain all over, ankle pain, arm pain, buttock pain, elbow pain, face pain, foot pain, finger pain, forehead pain, hand pain, head pain, hip pain, jaw pain, knee pain, pain left side of head, leg pain, lower back pain, neck pain, rib pain, shin pain, shoulder blade pain, shoulder pain, pain side of neck, spinal pain, thigh pain, upper back pain, wrist pain, pelvic pain, pinched nerve, pounding pain, pulsing pain, sharp pain, shocking pain, shooting pain, stabbing pain, symmetrical pain, tender points, tenderness, throbbing pain, feeling hot, feeling cold

Triggers: altitude changes, bright light, barometric pressure changes, cold weather, damp weather, heat, humidity, pressure changes, rain, snow, temperature changes, weather changes, wet weather, wind

Treatments: exercise, range-of-motion exercises, relaxation, stress reduction, heat therapy, heating pad, hot bath/shower, hot compress, rest, massage, acetaminophen, Tylenol, Tempra, Panadol, Advil, Aleve, Motrin IB, ibuprofen, naproxen, Nuprin, Anaprox, diclofenac, Voltaren, Celebrex, celecoxib, ketoprofen, Orudis, sulindac, Clinoril, etodolac, Lodine, piroxicam, Feldene, indomethacin, Indocin, Mobic, meloxicam, Relafen, Daypro, tolmetin, Tolectin, salsalate, Disalcid, Ultram, tramadol

Categories: Treatment

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Sabrina Felson, MD on May 25, 2019

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