MAYO CLINIC: A friend told me that her arthritis pain improved after she started taking turmeric. I'm committed to making this new year a healthier one, and I want to improve my overall health and diet. Can you tell me more about this supplement? Is it something I can add into my diet to feel better?
ANSWER: Turmeric is becoming a common spice in many home pantries, especially since people are hearing of its many...
Headache pain can slow you down or even stop you in your tracks. It can be intense or a dull ache that lasts for a few days. Regardless of the exact symptoms, you want relief. Here are six things you can do to help lessen headache intensity or frequency.
YAHOO! LIFE – Some foods are known for worsening an individual's arthritis and should be avoided whenever possible to prevent flare-ups.
While no single food will cause arthritis or trigger a flare-up, your diet as a whole can substantially impact the severity of your condition.
Certain foods have been found to have inflammatory properties, so it's wise to avoid these foods as much as possible.
Dairy contains a protein called casein which can stimulate inflammation around...
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Recently, I started having more aches and pains, especially in my knees and hips. I wonder if I have arthritis. What are my treatment options?
ANSWER: Osteoarthritis, also known as mechanical arthritis or "wear-and-tear" arthritis, is the most common joint disorder in the U.S. This condition occurs when the protective cartilage lining the joints is lost, resulting in pain and impaired function. An estimated 20%-30% of adults older than 45 have evidence...
University of New South Wales – People challenged with chronic back pain have been given hope with a new treatment that focuses on retraining how the back and the brain communicate, a randomized controlled trial run by researchers at UNSW Sydney and Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and several other Australian and European universities has shown.
The study, funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), was described today in a paper published...
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am in my late 50s and have an active lifestyle. I have had two prior surgeries for a herniated lumbar disk. Recently, I began to have leg pain, which occurred previously, so I believe I must have another herniated disk. I have tried pain medicines and injections in the past, and I’ve taken up swimming to remain active. Is there anything else I can do to treat this except undergoing surgery...
EAT THIS, NOT THAT! – Arthritis can be an extremely difficult, uncomfortable, and even painful problem.
Things like stress, too much movement, weather changes, and poor dietary choices can cause arthritis flare-ups and exacerbate symptoms.
To help those with arthritis combat these flare ups, we talked with medical board experts Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD author of The Sports Nutrition Playbook, and Lauren Manaker, MS, RDN, author of The First Time Mom's Pregnancy Cookbook and...
SARASOTA MAGAZINE – For any type of pain, we typically turn to NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen and acetaminophen.
The drugs are helpful and quick-acting—but when they’re taken in excess, they can contribute to a variety of negative side effects, such as stomach ulcers and liver damage.
Luckily, there are hundreds of natural remedies that can also do the trick for relieving pain. Next time you need relief, consider one of the following.
Curcuma for joints
THE GUARDIAN – Using drugs like ibuprofen and steroids to relieve short-term health problems could increase the chances of developing chronic pain, new research suggests.
The findings from the small study indicate that it could be time to reconsider how pain is treated.
Normal recovery from a painful injury involves inflammation – the body’s natural reaction to injury and infection – and new research suggests blocking inflammation with drugs could lead to harder-to-treat issues.
It may be...
Have you been told you have 'chronic fatigue syndrome'? You may be the target of those seeking to profit from hoax treatments ...
Proposed guidelines reject useless chronic fatigue syndrome treatments
Nov 17, 2020
STAT News – For years, the prevailing “wisdom” about people diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome was they were just terribly out of shape and harbored irrational fears they had an organic illness.
The favored treatments were graded exercise therapy, designed to counter the...
The burden of back pain
Why are better approaches to helping sufferers so slow to spread?
Jan 18th 2020
Pete Moore was 43 when he woke up one autumn morning with back pain so excruciating that he struggled to dress himself.
His doctor in Romford, an English town, referred him to hospital for an mri scan; this showed that some of the spongelike discs that separate the spine’s vertebrae were bulging out of the slots into which they...
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