Why is arthritis worse in the winter?

There’s a lot to love about winter; breathing crisp air, sipping hot chocolates and rugging up in thick coats and scarves. But stiff and sore joints can be a distinct down side to the cooler months; and there are plenty of people with arthritis who believe cold weather makes their condition worse.

In fact, many sufferers swear blind they can even predict a drop in mercury simply by the increase in swelling and pain in their joints.

Maybe, cold weather might directly or indirectly make joints hurt