Rain Pains: What is It?

Rain Pains: What is It?



What are rain pains?

Everyone has probably caught himself at least once feeling something like this when it's raining: the coolness, the freshness – the feeling that not only nature but also your body is renewing itself.

Physiologically it is - the human body responds to rain. But some people also experience negative feelings during the rain: drowsiness, apathy, shortness of breath and even rain pains. Let's figure out it is and how to get rid of it.


Rain pains – a type of painful reaction of the human body caused by the diseases existing in it, which can be aggravated by the weather changes and precipitation: rain, snow, etc. Also know as "under the weather" symptom

How do Rain Pains Appear

Rain pains is one of the symptoms of weather sensitivity (weather pains) which occurs during exacerbations of existing congenital or acquired diseases of the body.

An aggravation appears when the body tries to adapt to weather changes (for example, rain). Having health problems, it is more difficult for the body to adapt and it spends more energy. Severe adaptation causes discomfort as well as pain in the human body.

Rain pains can occur due to the presence of congenital or acquired diseases in the human body, which may include:

  • cardiovascular problems;
  • respiratory diseases;
  • injuries, bone or joint fractures;
  • unstable psychological or emotional health.

The occurrence of such cases in the human body can provoke rain pains!

Why do joints ache when it rains?

Joint pain in the rain is caused by the changes in barometric pressure, which, in turn, causes a change in the internal pressure in the joints (the joint capsule is filled with synovial fluid) and irritation of the nerve endings in the cartilaginous tissue and receptors. Here is how burning and discomfort in the joints appear.


When it rains, our joints work like "balloons" - they contract in response to a high barometric pressure and expand in response to lower barometric pressure – Dr. Wen Chang.

Joint pains often happen to people who are overweight or have had some kind of injury in the past.

If such sensations occur when the weather changes, it is a clear sign that degenerative processes of the cartilaginous tissue of the joints have begun and it is necessary to see a doctor immediately!

Why do broken bones ache when it rains?

Broken bones ache when it rains for a simple reason - after a fracture, the structure of the bones changes, and when humidity or barometric pressure changes, the body tries to adapt to these changes by slightly bending all the bones.

For the fracture sites are denser and less flexible, there is an aching pain appearing in these places.

Why do I have a headache when it rains?

Rain pains in the head occur due to changes in barometric pressure, which happens before the rain. Because of the pressure difference, person's blood vessels try to adapt, narrowing and expanding.

If the blood vessels have difficult adaptation, there is less oxygen going to the head (brain), which causes headaches when it rains.

Why do my knees/legs hurt when it rains?

Rain pain in the legs and knees is also affected by barometric pressure, which affects the pressure in the joint cavity, causing irritation of its nerve endings, due to which there is a feeling of pain in the legs.

Doctors advise to conduct an examination and find out if you have vascular diseases or problematic veins in your legs.

It often happens that the superficial veins on a person's legs may be normal, but the internal veins can be clogged.

How to relieve rain pains?

Treatment of rain pains consists of a timely examination by a doctor, diagnosis of the primary disease and carrying out the prescribed treatment.

Recall that rain pains are a consequence of the main disease in the human body, which makes it difficult to adapt to weather changes. And only after successful treatment of this disease you can expect to reduce the feelings of rain pains.


To prevent rain pains disease, follow these advice:

  • Increase your physical activity level: do morning exercises, as well as light exercises every 3-4 hours during the day. This exercise will allow blood to circulate better throughout the body, and your vessels and muscles to be in good shape (delivering oxygen to the brain better).
  • If possible, take more walks outdoors.
  • Healthy sleep is the basis of a healthy body and brain. Doctors recommend us to sleep at least 7-8 hours in a well-ventilated dark room.
  • Do not forget about the fluids that make up our body. Drink at least half a gallon of water a day (coffee and alcohol consumption should be reduced as much as possible).
  • Healthy food is healthy energy for the body. Try to choose a diet rich in natural vitamins and natural ingredients rather than fatty or spicy foods or substitutes and preservatives (on digestion of which the body wastes energy that it could have used to adapt to changes in the weather).

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