Arthritis is a musculoskeletal condition that causes inflammation of the joints. It results in pain, stiffness, decreased range of motion and swelling in the joints. Arthritis symptoms such as sleep disturbances, neck pain, stress are often triggers of migraine.1 Additionally, people with arthritis may frequently use analgesics which can cause rebound headache. Inflammation may be a key component of the link between arthritis and migraine.
Jacob et. al found “a positive and significant arthritis–migraine relationship in the overall sample, in women, in adults aged ≤45 years, and in those aged >65 years.”1