Chronic pain can be debilitating, which is why we compiled this list of the best places to live with arthritis and fibromyalgia in the US.
Medical conditions often strongly impact where we choose to live in order to have the highest quality of life possible. For example, you don’t want to live in a place that doesn’t have suitable ramps or accommodations for wheelchairs if you’re in one because that would likely impact your quality of life. Even something as simple as allergies can affect the places that are most suitable for you. I’m allergic to cedar, so living in Texas was challenging for me in the spring and I got sinus headaches quite frequently. Since moving to New York, I’ve had a lot fewer issues with that. Granted, the pollution and traffic cause other issues, but I digress.
Arthritis is the inflammation and swelling of the joints and it’s caused by a combination of factors. Diet, nutrition, genetics, or prior injury all contribute to causing arthritis. Fibromyalgia is a disorder wherein there is full body pain accompanied by fatigue, memory, and mood problems. These conditions are related because they both involve joint and/or body pain and they can be debilitating, especially in non-ideal conditions. Generally speaking, places with lower humidity and temperate weather conditions, in general, are best for people who have chronic pain. I know a few people with arthritis who say high humidity and a lot of rain actually cause their pain to worsen. The same can be said for asthmatics, who should definitely check out our list of the best cities to live with asthma if they’re suffering where they live now.
In order to create this list, we checked out TrialJoin to find the best weather conditions for those with arthritis and fibromyalgia. With the help of that study, we found places with the most pleasant weather. We used Holiday Weather to find the average annual temperate in each of those places. Our ranking is determined by the temperature and weather conditions.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the best places to live with arthritis and fibromyalgia in the US.