Arthritis - Management

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.

The Facts About Felty Syndrome

This rare but serious condition can affect the spleen, the liver, and the entire immune system. Find out who s most at risk.

How to Talk to Kids About Arthritis

Children have a strong radar for change, and if they don't know what's going on, they can easily become anxious and disturbed. Difficult as it may be, the best thing you can do is communicate information about your condition, and how it affects them, in a way that helps put their minds at ease.

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.

5 Surprising Facts About Arthritis

When it comes to managing arthritis, knowledge is power, and a lot is known about how to treat various forms of this debilitating condition. Here are some key facts.

5 Common Mistakes Arthritis Patients Make

Some arthritis patients aren't doing all they can to help themselves. Do any of these utterances sound familiar?

7 Things Not to Say to Someone in Pain (and 1 Thing You Should Say)

It can be difficult to see someone you care about suffering from pain. You want to help, but you're not sure how. So you cast about for something to say...and you end up making your loved one more upset than before. How did your comment get taken so wrongly? And what should you have said instead?

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.

Psoriatic Arthritis 101

Experts estimate that almost a third of psoriasis sufferers will develop psoriatic arthritis, which generally manifests about a decade after the appearance of psoriasis. However, in a few sufferers, the joint disease precedes the skin disease.

Exercise: Just What the Doctor Ordered?

Physicians and fitness experts are teaming up to help patients exercise their way to wellness.

Achieving Physical Activity Goals Benefits Arthritis Patients

Researchers have found that arthritis sufferers who have confidence in their ability to set and meet fitness goals tend to do just that, which in turn boosts quality of life and helps keep unpleasant side effects of the condition under control.

Many Seniors Leave Hospital Without Their Regular Meds

An alarming number of older patients fail to continue taking their regular medications after they return home, particularly if they spent time in intensive care.

5 Ways to Ward Off Arthritis-Related Morning Stiffness

If the sound of your alarm clock brings dread because your body won't cooperate with you, try these tips for getting yourself up and moving in the morning.

The Benefits of Strength Training for Chronic Pain

It's perfectly normal to be skeptical of lifting weights, especially if you never have or if you've always been told that you couldn't. Here, we outline how strength training can benefit those suffering from arthritis, fibromyalgia, and common injuries.

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.

How to Become an Arthritis Advocate

If you want to live the best life you can with arthritis, you need to stand up for yourself and your condition. Whether you're the one with arthritis or are a caregiver for a spouse or child who has it, it's up to you to ask for the things you need.

Avoiding Nightshade Vegetables May Help Improve Arthritis

Foods from the nightshade plant family contain compounds called alkaloids which some health professionals believe can contribute to joint pain, stiffness, and inflammation.

In the Kitchen With Arthritis

If arthritis pain bothers you, you may have all but given up on cooking and baking. But there are ways to get back in the kitchen and rediscover your inner chef.

Can Allergies Lead to Other Diseases?

There seems to be an overlap between allergies and a variety of chronic illnesses and researchers are trying to explore why. See what connections have been identified so far.

Is Physical Therapy Your Best Treatment Option?

When you need something fixed, you need the right person for the job. That's never more important than when it's your body that needs fixing. When the problem is related to movement, muscles, joints, pain in the musculoskeletal system, the right person might be a physical therapist.

Fusion Workouts: Effective for Arthritis Patients?

Visit any gym and you'll no doubt notice at least a few classes that combine two different disciplines. Aside from being trendy and allowing participants to engage different muscles, do these hybrid workouts offer anything for the arthritis patient?

Positive Thinking and Medication Efficacy

New studies find that the power of positive thinking applies to how well pain medication works.

Arthrography: What it Can Reveal About Your Joints

A physician who performs an arthrogram will be able to see how badly damaged or deteriorated a joint is and can recommend surgery or other treatment options based upon the results.

What's Causing Your Unexplained Joint Inflammation?

What does it mean when your joints get puffy and sore? If you've had an injury or accident, you know what caused it. But what if it comes out of nowhere? Here, our list for what causes unexplained joint inflammation.

How Arthritis Affects the Lungs

Because rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic illness, it can affect other parts of the body. And the lungs are one area where problems often surface.

How to Handle Arthritis-Related Bone Spurs

Bone spurs are smooth overgrowths of normal bone that can occur anywhere on your body, although they're commonly found on the spine, hips, knees, shoulders, and neck.
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