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    1. 10 Smart Ways to Use Opioid Medicine

      You have chronic pain, and your doctor prescribed an opioid, like hydrocodone or morphine. These painkillers can provide relief, but they also come with some concerns. The difference between a helpful and harmful dose of an opioid is smaller than with other medications, says Lewis Nelson, MD, profes

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    2. What Does a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Do?

      Doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs) can take care of you from head to toe. “We are fully licensed and certified physicians who have a few extra tools in our toolkit,” says William Burke, DO, dean of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Dublin, OH. More than half of DOs

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    3. 7 Age-Related Pains and How to Ease Them

      Got aches? You’re in good company. Around 100 million Americans have some sort of chronic pain, meaning the long-term kind that sticks around after an injury or illness. And millions more have from short-term (acute) pain.   Some types are more common during certain times of your life. “Knowing that

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    4. 7 Ways to Prevent Foot Pain

      You’re likely to walk more than 100,000 miles over the course of your lifetime. That’s like circling the earth four times at the equator. But as important as your feet are, it’s all too easy to neglect them -- until they start to hurt. You can take some steps to avoid getting foot pain, though. Here

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    5. What Exercise Can Do for Your Arthritis

      If you have arthritis, exercise can help control aches and pains and even improve other symptoms. Try to stick to a regular fitness plan. Doing so can help you feel better. With osteoarthritis, the cartilage that cushions the joints starts to wear down. This causes pain and stiffness in locations li

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    6. 10 Solutions for Sore Knees

      If you slip on the sidewalk, wipe out while playing with your kids, or wrench your knee all of a sudden, you know you need rest, ice, and a trip to your doctor. But what should you do about ongoing knee pain that just won't quit? Maybe it’s a hangover from an old sports injury. Or perhaps it’s arthr

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    7. Help for Your Hip Pain

      Your hip hurts, and you don’t know what to do. Is it serious enough to see a doctor? Or should you tough it out a little longer? It depends on what the problem is. "The hip is a complicated region with the bony joint itself, 24 muscles that cross it, and a lot of nerves," says Peter Moley, MD, of th

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    8. Painkillers: 7 Warning Signs of Addiction

      "Pain medication is ... not really meant to be a way to maintain or manage chronic pain.” -- Joe Schrank, MSW Many people worry that taking narcotic painkillers will lead to addiction. If your doctor prescribed medication to treat your pain and you take it as directed, you shouldn't have a problem.

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    9. What's Your Pain Tolerance?

      Why is back pain or a knee injury annoying to one person and sheer agony to another? Turns out, an individual's tolerance to pain is as unique as the person, and is shaped by some surprising biological factors, as well as some psychological factors that we can actually try to control. There are two

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    10. Exercise and Pain Relief

      If you have back or joint pain, there are probably some times when all you want to do is lie in bed all day. It’s tempting, but it might make the problem worse. Doctors used to prescribe bed rest for back pain and other chronic pain conditions, but studies have found that people who exercise and sta

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