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Hi had a partial last September still in a lot of pain amd still limping just wondering does this hot weather making anyone else knee hurt more

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    Hi humidity makes my knees hurt. The joints swell.
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    Hi  Denise,

    Hurt is a bit of an ambiguous word ……….. I had a right knee partial ( medial compartment) in early Nov 2015 …………. no pain at all either from knee or from implant. BUT ………. when it is very hot ( as we've had in UK this summer) and with high humidity at times it seems to tighten up more than somewhat and at other times it will be severely uncomfortable ………. usually a day or so before a weather change with rain - even a small period of light rain, suggesting to me that this is linked to possible changes in air pressure. Actually, its almost more reliable than a weather forecast. On odd occasions when it has bordered on pain  it has sent me for CoCodomol.

    John

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      I live in the US and we like UK have had terribly hot humid weather. Today was 90 and humidity was 96. I suffered knee pain today, both knees. I had full one full knee replacement 12 yrs ago and the other I'm supposed to get done. I can tell days before the rain is on it's way. Knees swell. And humidity really effects them

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    I live in tropical Queensland and had fulldone in December our hot season and made no difference , I’m not in pain now and haven’t been really since about 8 wks post op 
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    Hi I had partial knee last year and mine hurts when the rain or cold occurs so maybe it humidity. I find I'm worse if I'm by the sea too. I still limp if walking for over 20 mins or try to walk fast to keep up with others. At night my knee stiffened up which ever position I lie in and hurts to move to a degree of me sometimes shouting ouch ouch as I move. I have to massage it then move

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    I was wondering the same thing. In California right now it's been pretty hot and we've had high humidity for here.  The last few weeks my knees seem to be more swollen and they get stiffer than usual. I'm about 6 3/4 months both knees. I also wondered if adding more weights to the machine at the gym was causing it. Not sure what to think. But it's interesting to hear you guys mention all this.

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      You need to slow down and increase the weight very gradually.  You should NOT be hurting from the weight training to rebuild your quads, glutes and core.  You also need to build your endurance before strength (high reps, low weight).  This is a very gradual process that will consume your entire first year of recovery.  Slow and steady.  Any pain...back off, recover, increase gradually.
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    I live on the East Coast of US in Virginia as dumb as all this sounds I would bet all of us for the most part can do a better job reporting the weather then those that do it for a living. We have had rain the past few days I knew based on how my knee felt the weather was going to change. When the weather gets hot and its so humid you can cut the air with a knife it also causes an increase. I wish it was the opposite instead of an increase wish it was a decrease
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    I'm in Fort Worth, Texas.  Went out the other evening to go to the store...106 but 19% humidity.  Felt like 85 degrees.  The warm, dry weather in this part of Texas (ps...NEVER go to Houston!!!) has my TKR knee feeling fine and my other bad knee completely painless.  Putting off that TKR until I really need it.

    Had a hip replaced in New Jersey in 2009.  That winter was BRUTAL!!!  The cold just kills you when you have metal in your body.  Moved to Texas a year later and all the pain went away.  So I don't think the heat is your problem as much as possibly the humidity. 

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