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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Technical Tuesday Ache

Technical Tuesday Ache

Many dancers (and others) claim that they can predict weather changes by how achy their muscles and joints feel. Although some have debunked this, there may be some truth to it. The worst weather for symptoms seems to be damp and cold, while warm and dry weather is associated with feeling better.

It may be because of changes in barometric pressure that occur before bad weather. This can cause tissues in the body to expand, leading to pain and/or swelling. This shift is subtle, but dancers are so tuned in to their bodies it wouldn’t surprise me to learn that they can, indeed, predict the weather.

Another possibility: in 2007, researches at Tufts University leaned that every ten-degree drop in temperature corresponded to a slight increase in osteoarthritic knee pain.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Anatomical Secret #27ddd:
“Your achy joints may be able to predict the weather.”

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Quote of the Day:
“The storm starts, when the drops start dropping
When the drops stop dropping then the storm starts stopping.”
― Dr. Seuss

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