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
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
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
Your feet do a lot for you every day. They need some TLC in return. Stay ahead of foot pain with these 10 simple tips.
Sure, you want your shoes to look great. But they also need to fit you just right. You’ll feel better in them and your feel will be happier when they do. When you’re shoe shopping a
Pain is not a normal part of aging. But many people notice some changes as they get older. More aches here, another cramp there. It doesn't have to be like that! There are things you can do to feel better.
Headaches. Your 30s can be a hectic time of life. Stress at work and home is common and can le
"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.
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.
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Back pain is the most commonly reported pain condition in America. About 59 million Americans have had a recent episode of back pain, and about 80% of all people will have back pain at some time. Whether you already struggle with back pain or are trying to prevent back trouble, there are dozens of o
The skies are clear blue, but your ankle starts flaring up with arthritis pain. Could a storm be looming? You feel it in your bones, but is it just an old wives' tale? Or can joint pain actually predict weather changes? Believe it or not, your weather forecasting might have some validity, thanks to
If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffers from chronic pain, you have more options than ever to treat the pain. Your choices range from simple remedies such as an ice pack or heating pad to more complex treatments like surgery. Somewhere in between these pain management options are med