It’s not uncommon for us to blame the weather when we suffer pain in our joints. How many times have we uttered ‘This cold and wind is no good for my bones’?

As a matter of fact, the weather tends to take the flak for numerous health complaints – not just severe joint pain, cold and flu but insomnia, fatigue and depression.

Two new studies from Australia, however, suggest changes in weather are not to blame for intermittent joint pain and flare-ups.