Articles relating to 'PAIN MANAGEMENT'

Avoid painkillers: Best herbal remedies for arthritis

Herbal remedies arthritisThose stiff, aching joints, the swelling, the pain… More often than not, these symptoms are signs of arthritis, a debilitating disease where inflammation of one or more of your joints is causing you grief.

May 2015 is Arthritis Awareness Month, so we want to get the word out that when it comes to common arthritis in hand, back … Read More

Capsicum health benefits? Weight loss, pain relief and more

capsicum health benefits (1)Ready to heat things up in the kitchen (and fire up your health)?
Chili peppers, bell peppers, jalapenos, habaneros, cayenne chillies, pimiento… These are the many names for some fruits of the Capsicum annuum species of plants. Yes, these are botanically fruits, but most often referred to as vegetables.

Before we get to some healthy capsicum recipes and … Read More

Hidden effect of painkillers Big Pharma doesn’t tell you

pain and painkillersAcetaminophen is a drug commonly used to treat pain associated with headaches, fever, minor aches and injuries. While it has been available as a pain-reliever for more than 60 years, some scientists are just discovering acetaminophen may also dull our emotions.

According to the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, acetaminophen can be found in over 600 different medicines. Common … Read More

These over-the-counter painkillers could be harming your liver

improve-back-painHow often do you reach for painkillers for a bad back? Or for stiff, throbbing knees?

Today, millions of Americans suffer from chronic back pain or damaged joints – what’s also known as osteoarthritis. The condition is not only challenging to diagnose, but difficult to treat. That’s because there are many causes and contributing factors, and a host of … Read More

10 Effective natural painkillers that may surprise you!

Painnatural-cure-for-pain affects all of us at some point, but it seems the older we get the more pain we experience. Sure it’s easy to take a pill to combat this pain, but throughout the day you may be topping up to six pills! The damage these can do to your body isn’t good, so finding effective, natural painkillers … Read More

Key to reducing knee pain starts with a few steps

walking-for-knee-pain-reliefThe older we get the more it seems our joints start to hurt. All the years of being active finally catch up with us and pain starts to set in. In particular, it seems that our knees take the heaviest hit…

Before you know it simply going up some stairs becomes a painful experience.

Maybe you take some … Read More

Most effective anti-inflammatory foods, herbs and spices

anti-inflammatory-foodsMany people confuse inflammation with infection. Though infection and inflammation can happen at the same time, they are completely different. Infection is just one of the causes of inflammation.

Inflammation is nothing but your body’s response to a physical stress. For example, if your body is too tired, it can cause inflammation; if you get a cut, … Read More

Back pain getting worse? Could be depression

chronic-back-pain-and-depressionIf you’ve ever strained your back lifting something heavy or trying to rearrange your furniture, you know how bad back pain can be. Or maybe you live with chronic back pain

You’re all too familiar with the agony it can bring on and the roadblocks to everyday life.

Maybe you’ve been advised to “slow down” or not … Read More

6 Natural fixes for joint pain and arthritis

herbal-remedies-arthritis-and-joint-pain-reliefI’ve always been a great fan of dancing, but I don’t dance much nowadays. The reason being I don’t like the modern dancing (if you can call it dancing). Most of my peers who danced the real stuff – the rock-and-roll, the twist, the fox-trot, and even the cha-cha – have all been relegated to the sidelines thanks … Read More

The real reason your pain is getting worse

The real reason you’re experiencing painLiving with pain can really impact your life. Normal, everyday activities can seem impossible, and over-the-counter pain-relievers only seem to offer a temporary fix.

But new research has discovered what’s making your pain even worse. There is one significant factor standing between you and your ability to live a pain-free life. In fact, no matter how many remedies … Read More

Joint pain help without drugs…

Joint pain help without drugs…My doctor sent me to a rheumatologist because of the bad arthritis in my hands. Years on a computer keyboard can be tough on joints! I had swelling, pain, stiffness and was wearing support braces at night. The rheumatologist prescribed medication for my symptoms, letting me know there is no cure and my arthritis wouldn’t go away – … Read More

Taking painkillers on a regular basis? There’s a better fix

Why popular treatment won’t help your knee painWhen your knees hurt, it can really hold you back from doing the things you love. Even getting up from your seat becomes a struggle.

You probably stick to the usual remedy of taking a pain-reliever containing acetaminophen, the over-the-counter drug that’s often an alternative to aspirin. They can take hours to kick in and don’t last very … Read More

Why 10 minutes a day can prevent joint pain

arthritis, joint pain

Our joints are an important part of living. They allow us to walk and run, hold and toss objects, and enjoy all of our favorite activities. But when they start to hurt, they can take the joy out of life.

It may begin with your knees, the cracking, the stiffness, just getting up from your seat can be … Read More

What your eyes reveal about your health

disease, vision, DISEASE, VISIONIt is often said that our eyes are the gateway to our soul. Although this may be true, your eyes can reveal much more than that. Eyes not only provide us with the ability to see, but they can also tell us what’s going on inside our bodies.

Whether it is matters of the heart, the mind or … Read More

When your pain gets really bad…

pain, stressPain can ruin your days and make the nights long and unbearable. It’s said persistent pain is a “silent epidemic.” Some even call it an “invisible disability.”

It can affect every aspect of your life, from time with your family, your hobbies and social life, day in and day out.

Suffering in silence? You aren’t alone

The most … Read More

These popular medications cause falls and serious injury

joint pain, medication, painAs you get older there is a pretty good chance you are taking more medications to try to ease some of the discomfort you feel as you head into your golden years. However, you might not have guessed that some of these same medications can also lead to falls – and falls can mean serious injury, hospitalization, even … Read More

This popular pain-reliever no more effective than a sugar pill

pain, pain reliefHave you ever taken acetaminophen for a sore back and felt like it did absolutely nothing for the pain?

Well, there may have been something more to that thought. A new study published in The Lancet has found that paracetamol (also commonly referred to as acetaminophen) was ineffective at providing pain relief for back pain. One popular long-time … Read More

Relief from pain and swelling with this tropical fruit…

HEALTH BENEFITS, HEALTHY FOODPineapple already has so much going for it. It’s delicious, of course, and inherently summery. A cooling treat on a hot day and a nice change of pace from apples and oranges.

But did you know that this healthy food also has impressive health benefits?

Here are the Top 5 reasons to add this healthy food to your … Read More

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