Pain

Patellofemoral syndrome: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Patellofemoral syndrome or patellofemoral pain syndrome is a term used to describe pain around the patella or kneecap and in the front of the …

Medicine

Treating arthritis in older pets

<b>Q.</b> My 13-year-old male black Lab has very bad arthritis. He is taking an anti-inflammatory (Novox), and a pain killer (Tramadol). Is there anything …

Pets

Learn medical vocabulary with this dialogue about joint pain

Joint Pain<p>Read the following dialogue between a patient and her doctor as they discuss joint pain during an appointment. Practice the dialogue with a …

Language

5 Silent, Yet Painful Realities You Face Every Day When Living With Fibromyalgia

Last week, Lady Gaga revealed on Twitter that she suffers from a condition called fibromyalgia. Then, on the morning of Monday, Sept. 18, we learned …

Chronic Pain

Could Your Joint Pain Be Caused by Bursitis?

Bursitis is defined as the irritation or inflammation of a bursa (fluid filled sacs attached to joints). It most commonly occurs in adults over 40 …

Opioid overdoses shorten US life expectancy by 2½ months

<b>(CNN) —</b> Opioid drugs -- including both legally prescribed painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, as well as illegal drugs such as heroin or illicit fentanyl -- are not only killing Americans, they are shortening their overall life spans. Opioids take about 2½ months off our lives, according …

News (U.S.)

Can Massage Therapy Really Help You Lose Weight?

It sounds too good to be true.<p>Of all the weight-loss techniques out there, the idea that regular massages could help you shed pounds is definitely among the most appealing. It seems too good to be true—all you have to do is lie there and the weight starts to fall off? Well, that’s not <i>exactly</i> how it …

Weight Loss

I Tested the Magical At-Home Wax Everyone Claims is Pain-Free

Can ripping hairs out of your body ever be a pleasant experience? We investigate.<p>If your social media feed is anything like mine, you’ve probably …

Beauty

A Basic Introduction to Trigger Point Therapy

Research by Drs. Janet Travell and David Simons, authors of <i>The Trigger Point Manual,</i> has shown that trigger points are the primary cause of pain at …

The latest trailer for Lady Gaga's Netflix documentary offers an intimate look at her life with chronic pain

If you think you know Lady Gaga – trust me, you ain’t seen nothing yet. The mega superstar is revealing all in her upcoming Netflix documentary <i>Five</i> …

Chronic Pain

Seven tips for wisdom teeth pain relief

People often decide to have their wisdom teeth removed, as they can cause painful, aching gums. How can wisdom teeth pain be relieved at home before …

Alternative Medicine

Migraine sufferers urged to learn early symptoms for most effective treatment

If you've never had a migraine, I have two things to say to you:<p>1) You're damn lucky.<p>2) You can't begin to imagine how awful they are.<p>I had migraines – three times a month, each lasting three days – starting from age 11 and finally ending at menopause.<p>Although my migraines were not nearly as bad as …

Medicine

Lady GaGa Breaks Down Over Her Battle With Chronic Pain In Emotional New Documentary Trailer — Watch

Even <b>Lady GaGa</b> has her weaknesses.The latest trailer for the pop superstar's upcoming documentary shows a deeper look into her ongoing struggles with …

Lady Gaga

MiMedx files IND for mid-stage study of AmnioFix in knee arthritis

• MiMedx (MDXG -3.3%) submits its application with the FDA seeking approval to initiate a Phase 2 clinical trial assessing AmnioFix Injectable in …

Stock Markets

Acute Torticollis: a Real Pain in the Neck

What is Acute Torticollis?<p>Torticollis comes from two Latin words: <i>torti</i> (twisted) and <i>collis</i> (neck). Acute torticollis is a condition sometimes called</i> …

Opioid boom in China as patients lose addiction fears

Diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier this year, 77-year old Zeng Changhe relies on a cocktail of drugs to treat his pain: five pills of Oxycontin …

Opioids

Vaginal mesh victims share tales of pain

Harriett used to begin her busy days at 5am to get her five little people out the door.

Johnson & Johnson

Do Gloves Help Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

<b>Question:</b> Do Gloves Help Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?<p>I've heard that wearing gloves can help alleviate my Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Is that true?<p><b>Answer:</b> It …

When You Should Visit a Doctor for Bursitis

You can often effectively treat bursitis at home. However, in some cases, you may want or need to treat bursitis with some techniques not available …

Writing

America’s huge problem with opioid prescribing, in one quote

You have to double the amount of opioids Japan consumes five times to come close to the US.<p>If you want a clear explanation of just how much of an outlier the US is in prescribing the powerful drugs that led to the opioid epidemic, consider this statistic given by Stanford drug policy expert Keith …

Politics

Opioids mean relief - and humiliation - for these pain patients

Through the decade following a car accident on a rural Pennsylvania road that peeled back her scalp, left four pieces of titanium in her arms and …

Philadelphia

Prominent Neurologist Calls Lyme Disease 'A Human Rights Concern'

Dr. Frid is a New York-based board-certified neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist who specializes in infection-induced autoimmune disorders. I first met Dr. Frid in Amsterdam last May, where she was speaking at the Lyme disease awareness event Something Inside So Strong. We had a chance to …

Fibromyalgia

I Had No Idea I Had Fibromyalgia—Here’s How I Finally Got Diagnosed

A few years ago, Julianne went through in vitro fertilization, a two-part medical procedure requiring rigorous, daily testing, which typically …

Fibromyalgia

The Gym Is a Pain In My Neck: Two Movements To Cure Them All

<i>When it comes to neck pain, as a strength coach, I (generally) don’t touch that with a ten-foot pole. It’s case dependent of course, but more often</i> …

Exercise

8 Things to Know About Pain Management During Labor

When you close your eyes and imagine your baby’s birth day, images of yourself grunting, groaning, and otherwise freaking out under the strain and pain might flash through your brain. That’s totally normal, and we get it — you’re about to push something the size of a small watermelon out of your …

Pregnancy

10 Amazing Health Benefits of Making Love

Making love is not only a great way to have a healthy relationship or for fun, but it’s also a great way to keep yourself and your partner healthy. …

Wellness

New Canadian guideline released on opioid use for chronic non-cancer pain | Institute for Work & Health

Joe (a pseudonym) worked at a pizza parlour for many years before he was injured. His employer assured the workers’ compensation board that light …

Medical Journals

Opioid Crisis Fast Facts

<b>(CNN) —</b> Here's a look at the opioid crisis.<p>Experts say the United States is in the throes of an opioid epidemic, as more than two million of Americans have become dependent on or abused prescription pain pills and street drugs.<p>Opioids are drugs formulated to replicate the pain reducing properties …

Addiction

Lady Gaga postpones European tour due to "severe pain"

Citing “severe physical pain,” Lady Gaga has decided to postpone her upcoming European tour so she can talk to doctors and try to figure out why …

Lady Gaga

Post | Chronic Pain Association of Canada

Over the past several years there has been an ongoing methodical attack on people in pain. Although the rhetoric has been leveled at opioids it has …

Chronic Pain