Pain

What is the difference between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis?

Both can make your joints painful and swollen, but one is an autoimmune disease and the other is caused by wear and tear.<p>Jane Dean first noticed something peculiar was up with her hands in her early forties. “It was like sharp shooting pains through my fingers. Over the years my finger joints …

Arthritis

Vitamin D supplements and good night's sleep may help to manage pain

Following a review of published research on the relationship between vitamin D, sleep, and pain, researchers propose that vitamin D supplementation, …

Fibromyalgia

3 Effective Exercises to Ease Foot Pain

1/3 Photograph courtesy of Brook Benten<p>Foot Roll<p>A common prescription for plantar fasciitis is rolling your foot over a frozen water bottle. Because inflammation isn’t the true problem, you don’t need the ice, but rolling the plantar fascia is effective, says Halasz. Rather than use a water bottle, …

Workouts

Writing a birth plan

What is a birth plan?<p>A birth plan is a way of communicating with the midwives and doctors who care for you in labour. It tells them about the kind of …

Pregnancy

Lena Dunham’s Endometriosis Has Her in the "Greatest Amount of Physical Pain" She’s Ever Experienced

Just last month, Lena Dunham proudly wrote in <i>Lenny Letter</i> that, after years of suffering from endometriosis, she's now "disease-free" thanks to a …

Lifestyle

Woods: Fusion surgery brought 'instant nerve relief'

One month after his fourth back surgery, Tiger Woods offered an optimistic outlook in his latest blog post.<p>Woods underwent an anterior lumbar …

Golf

New York must further expand its medical marijuana program

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislators legalized medical marijuana in New York three years ago, they took a bold step to bring relief to …

Chronic Pain

High-Temperature Cooking Can Heat up Inflammation

Cooking food at overly hot temperatures can increase inflammation in the body. Not good for people with autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.<p>…

Arthritis

Tiger Woods feeling no pain, wants to compete again - in time

JUPITER, Fla. — Tiger Woods said he had fusion surgery on his back because he could no longer tolerate the pain, and that he wants to get back on the …

Golf

[ARTICLE] The Use of Functional Electrical Stimulation on the Upper Limb and Interscapular Muscles of Patients with Stroke for the Improvement of Reaching Movements: A Feasibility Study

<b>Introduction:</b> Reaching movements in stroke patients are characterized by decreased amplitudes at the shoulder and elbow joints and greater …

Bodybuilding

High-Fiber Diet Tied to Less Knee Arthritis

Researchers have found yet another benefit of a high-fiber diet: It is associated with a reduced risk for arthritis of the knee.<p>Knee osteoarthritis, which is common in aging populations, can be both painful and debilitating.<p>Researchers used data from two long-term observational studies, one with …

Nutrition

This is how sunshine actually eases your period pains

Good job we live in the ever-sunny UK then, hey<p><b>Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde</b><p>Periods. The most natural of bodily functions can also be the most annoying. …

Lifestyle

Equine Ringbone: Process, Progress, and Prognosis

Learn more about how veterinarians and farriers manage this degenerative arthritic condition.

Horses

​Eat These Foods to Fight Your Knee Pain

This nutrient is key to thwarting those creaks and aches​<p>Sidelined by achy knees? The key to avoiding pain might be on your plate: People with a fiber-rich diet are less likely to experience knee arthritis, new research in the journal <i>Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases</i> discovered.<p>Researchers analyzed …

Nutrition

Alec Baldwin latest celebrity to battle Lyme disease: What is it?

Alec Baldwin is the latest celebrity to open up about his battle with chronic Lyme disease.<p>Baldwin said he has struggled with chronic Lyme disease for 17 years after he was bitten by a deer tick, treated, and then bitten again a few years later.<p>“The first time was the worst of all,” Baldwin said. …

Fibromyalgia

Tip: Floss Your Shoulder Pain Away

Fixing your shoulder issues can even make your upper back and triceps feel better. Here's why and how to do it.<p>What You Need to Know About Delts<p>The …

Bodybuilding

[BLOG POST] 5 Things Every TBI Survivor Wants You to Understand – HuffPost

March is <b>National Brain Injury Awareness Month</b>, and as promised, I am writing a series of blogs to help educate others and bring awareness to …

Chronic Pain

FDA approves Regeneron drug Kevzara for rheumatoid arthritis - Westfair Communications

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the human antibody drug sarilumab, developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Westchester and …

Pharma

Lupus Patients Will Test Smartphone App for Recording Their Symptoms

Pfizer, the Lupus Research Alliance and Tata Consultancy have created a smartphone app that allows lupus patients to record and report fatigue and …

Fibromyalgia

Are you taking too many medications?

Medicine has become synonymous with drug therapy, a situation that is upsetting for patients and health care practitioners alike, and potentially dangerous.<p>This is especially true for elderly patients, many of whom are taking multiple agents from different practitioners who tend not to discontinue …

Medicine

New grants aim to improve arthritis treatment in children

Majority of the $8 million in funding is from Canadian Institute of Health Research<p>Arthritis is typically associated with older adults, but it can …

Medicine

Petplan Equine’s top five most claimed for conditions *Promotion*

Leading insurer Petplan Equine has revealed the top five conditions it received claims for in 2016. Arthritis was the number one health problem so …

English Riding

Jay Bruce forced to tap out to back pain

Jay Bruce had a roller-coaster day dealing with back discomfort that culminated with his departure from Tuesday night’s game.<p>The Mets outfielder was …

Back Pain

How Painkillers Could Be Hurting Your Heart

New research backs up previous studies that showed the potential side effects of painkillers. It also concludes risks start within weeks of taking …

Research

Ankylosing spondylitis: Symptoms and early signs

Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that typically begins in the spine and the joints between the spine and the pelvis. It causes pain, …

Fibromyalgia

Why you really shouldn’t declaw your cat—and what to do instead

Study shows it’s bad for your cat, and you.<p>“Declawing” may sound like a relatively benign procedure, like getting your nails trimmed. But declawing a cat so she’ll stop scratching the furniture involves removing the bones at the tip of her toes. The process can result in long-term problems for your …

Cats

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: 'You just have to keep going'

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — In 1981, Alexandra Lloyd was a 25-year-old opera singer.<p>"One day, it was just 'ah-ah'" she said, motioning to her throat.<p>And …

Chronic Pain

This Is What Rheumatoid Arthritis Actually Feels Like

Most people think arthritis only affects those hovering around retirement age. But rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic inflammatory disorder, can …

Arthritis

Cooking With Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

When you have fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, cooking poses a lot of challenges—standing in the kitchen can cause pain and wear you out; …

Fibromyalgia

Tip: Fix Your Jacked Up Feet

Use this neuromuscular release technique on your feet and don't be surprised when you start feeling better all over.<p>What You Need to Know About Your …

Exercise