If you have joint pain, you’ve probably tried using a heating pad for relief. But have you ever noticed that the pain comes right back as soon as you turn it off? That and it’s difficult to get most heating pads to stay put where you need them. By the time you’ve awkwardly held the […]
One in five Americans struggle with chronic pain, according to a 2014 survey.[i] Of the nearly 35 million adults with persistent pain, 67 percent said their pain is “constantly present” while more than 50 percent said the pain is sometimes “unbearable and excruciating.” If you’re facing this daily battle, you know it’s not only a […]
The only thing worse than struggling with chronic pain is watching your partner struggle with it. It’s a helpless feeling to watch someone you love deal with pain. At the same time, chronic pain affects a person’s daily life on so many levels – emotionally as well as physically. Your partner may be struggling with […]
Pain is a highly individual complex experience involving biochemical and neurological reactions. Your experience of pain from, say, stubbing your toe will be entirely different from that of your spouse or colleague – even if the same amount of force is exerted. What shapes an individual’s pain sensitivity or tolerance is a complex product of […]
Your feet hold one-quarter of the bones in your body (26 in all), along with 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and multiple tendons that allow you to walk, point your toes, jump, hop, skip and move in countless other ways.[i] Itt is not normal for your feet to ache, though it may seem that […]
Pain is the most common reason why Americans visit their doctors. It’s also a leading cause of disability (including the leading cause of long-term disability).[i] Costs relating to pain — including health care costs, lost income due to decreased function, and more — are estimated to reach up to $635 billion annually in the United […]
For thousands of years it’s been thought that the rhythmic experience of throbbing pain was linked to artery pulsations, a theory first introduced by Aristotle. Now new research suggests Aristotle may have been wrong about throbbing pain, and it may have a different link entirely
Chronic pain can obviously interfere with your sleep, but does the opposite also hold true? Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham are planning to find out.
Arthritis joint pain and stiffness can drive you to any number of questionable pain pills, potions and therapies looking for relief. Experimenting to find what works is reasonable… and can lead to real progress. But some mistakes can sabotage your efforts to get real joint pain relief. Below you’ll find the five most common […]
It’s easy to take your joints for granted, that is, unless they cause you pain.