It may be cold comfort, but you’re not alone –most primary care visits in the United States are related to complaints like these, for chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons found that chronic pain of the musculoskeletal system – our bones, muscles, and joints – is a widespread and growing problem.
In fact, chronic nagging pain affects about 100 million …Read more
When it comes to joint stiffness, most people with arthritis have come to dread the winter months. The pain, swelling and stiffness often get worse, and doctors report more patient complaints during the season.
Winter’s official first day is Dec. 21, making Christmas a flag day for the long stretch of painful arthritis to come.
But why do symptoms rage when the temperature drops? Is there fact behind knowing by your knees that a storm is on its way? Research …Read more
Approximately 50 million American adults report being told by their medical practitioner that they suffer from some form of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus or fibromyalgia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By 2030, this number is expected to rise even higher, to approximately 67 million sufferers. Arthritis pain can be debilitating, and often negatively affects an individuals’ personal life as well as their professional life. Arthritis sufferers often search endlessly for pain relief …Read more
If you suffer from arthritis, reaching for pain killers or anti-inflammatory medication may be the only thing on your mind when it comes to a pain or inflammation flare-up. But what if you could access natural pain relief without any of the nasty side-effects of traditional pain killers? New research is showing that ginger extract may actually provide natural pain relief that is better than the pain relief provided by betamethasone (cortisone) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin).
Arthritis …Read more