I had a work injury to my ankle in 2005, after having two surgeries along with nerve blocks, injections, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory drugs and pain medications all of which did not help I was finally diagnosed with Osteochondrosis and Chronic Pain. I am in constant pain 24/7. I really do believe that weather can affect this medical condtion. Cold is worse than warm. I live in Wisconsin and believe me the winters here get very cold and snowy. I still do take my pain meds but they only take the edge off but never take the pain away.I have been told that this condtion will lead to degenetive joint disease. I am 49 years old and will have to live with this condition for the rest of my life. As my Dr. has told me I have learned to tolerate this condtion rather than my statement of used to this.