Arthritis - Causes

Cheryl Trent

Chronic body aches and pain can be torturous and debilitating. For some, there is only so much pain they can handle. However, for Cheryl Trent, pain was part of her life for over a decade. Here is how she was able to get her life back.

What You Need to Know About Chronic Pain Syndrome

Are aches your constant companion? You’re not alone. Learn more about coping with chronic pain.

Comedian Matt Iseman Doesn’t Let RA Stifle His Laughter

Rheumatoid arthritis doesn't define this funny guy. Learn how Matt is continuing to follow his dreams.

An Introduction to Scoliosis

Simply defined, scoliosis is a sideways curve of the spine. Here's how the condition is treated.

Leaky Gut Syndrome and Its Connection to RA

Some research suggests that leaky gut syndrome, or increased intestinal permeability, is implicated in dozens of diseases including arthritis. Could your diet be to blame?

Have RA: Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Infection

Rheumatoid arthritis can increase your chances of infection, especially if you're taking certain medications. Here's how to protect yourself.

Arthritis Pain and Substance P: What's the Connection?

A neurotransmitter known as Substance P may hold the key to unlocking the mystery of arthritis pain.

New Genetic Link to Osteoarthritis Discovered

The discovery of gene MCF2L gives credence to the belief that osteoarthritis has a genetic basis.

The Link Between Sugar and Osteoarthritis

Curb your sweet tooth, and you just may notice an improvement in your symptoms.

Knee Replacement: Your Pressing Questions, Answered

How long in the hospital? How long until recovered? How do they actually replace a knee? Get straightforward answers to these and other questions.

Arthritis Is Not Just for the Elderly

It's important to know arthritis can strike at any age because early treatment is key.

Prepare for and Manage Post-Surgical Pain

Some pain is to be expected, but some of the best doctor advice on how to handle it will come as a surprise.

Living With Invisible Pain

You look well. What are the challenges when you feel anything but on the inside?

Everyday Aches or Diagnosed Chronic Pain?

The rigors of daily living make the occasional ache commonplace. But when have you crossed the line to chronic pain?

How Do You Know if it's Carpal Tunnel?

Is that burning, tingling, pain and numbness in your hands carpal tunnel syndrome? Your doctor can put it to the test.

What's Causing Your Numbness?

Here's your rundown of common causes, including which ones are serious and which are just nuisances.

Will Replacement Joints Harm Your Heart?

Patients have a significantly higher risk of heart attack following joint replacement surgery. Take steps to protect yourself.

Pain Medication Addiction: Have You Crossed the Line?

This medication can be a blessing and a curse. Here's how to tell if you, or a loved one, have crossed the line into addiction.

Massage Therapy for Pain

How could this therapy help you manage your worst pain symptoms?

Can Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Fix Your Back Pain?

If you have ongoing back pain, OMT offers a holistic approach to pain relief that addresses a variety of physical conditions.

Arthritis 101

Learn about the most common forms of arthritis, from causes and symptoms to treatment.

Painkiller Addiction: 6 Myths and the Real Facts

Painkillers are powerful medicines, but with them come the real risk of abuse. Understand the myths and determine how to use painkillers safely.

How Pets Can Help Your Chronic Pain Symptoms

Bringing a pet into your home is a big commitment, but it can come with serious rewards including a potential reduction of your pain.

How Does Arthritis Affect the Joints?

Understanding how the disease works can help you better manage your symptoms and identify potential triggers.

The Risks of Long Term Over-the-Counter Painkiller Usage

If you live with chronic pain, you may need painkilling medications to help you make it through the day-to-day grind. However, if you rely too heavily on over-the-counter (OTC) medications, you may run the risk of developing long term and potentially deadly health risks.

The Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lymphoma Connection

One of the biggest worries for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers, aside from the symptoms, is the heightened risk of cancer. What do these two conditions have in common, and what causes the increased risk?

What Your Muscle Pain Is Telling You

Typically when you have muscle pain it's equated to soreness from working out or maybe an injury. But what most don't consider is how muscle pain is often associated with chronic health conditions.

5 Ways to Avoid Cold Weather-Related Pain

Patients who experience joint, bone, and muscle pain really know what it means to be "under the weather." Many patients experience increased pain and stiffness during cold weather. But is there anything you can do about it? Read on to find out.

Taking Care of the Caregiver

Chronic disease changes lives and not just for the patient. Sometimes, caregivers of patients with physically debilitating diseases like multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and arthritis let their dedication stand in the way of taking care of themselves.

Lose Weight and Reduce Pain: An Action Plan

Losing that excess weight and becoming active can reduce and even eliminate your pain. But how can you safely get started? Our plan will get you exercising at almost any weight and with nearly any condition.
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