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Capsaicin For Pain

Capsaicin, the compound in peppers that gives them their tell-tale heat, is a surprisingly effective treatment for pain. It is hard to believe when you bite into a particularly hot pepper and flail around for relief that this heat can be a positive force for pain management. The heat level [...]

How Do Joint Injections Help Arthritis Pain?

There are over 100 types of arthritis affecting nearly 175 million people worldwide. The three main types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile arthritis. Osteoarthritis This is considered a wear-and-tear condition that affects mostly people over the age of 55. Daily, extended use of joints results in cartilage [...]

5 New Research Studies Into Arthritis

There are over 100 different types of arthritis affecting nearly 175 million people worldwide. The severity of arthritis pain can range from mild osteoarthritis as a natural part of the aging process to severe early-onset rheumatoid arthritis that is debilitating. Most types of arthritis share similar symptoms that can include: [...]

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Sharing Your Story Through #chroniclife

When Britt Johnson started a blog, she thought she would use it as a way to explain her chronic pain. Chronic pain is a hidden disease, and many who experience chronic pain feel isolated and lonely. Even the people they live with have a hard time understanding what they are [...]

Causes And Risk Factors For Hip Bursitis

There are many causes of hip pain, but the most common cause is hip bursitis. The hip joint contains several fluid-filled sacs called bursa that cushion bones and reduce friction in the joints and tendons. When these bursae become irritated or inflamed, the result is hip pain. Trochanteric bursitis is [...]

Medicine, Pills – Pfizer Research

By Ted Swing Millions of Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, break down of cartilage of various joints due to aging and wear and tear, or rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation of joints and surrounding tissues caused by the body’s immune system. Many of these people require daily treatment with medications for their arthritis [...]

Osteoarthritis Care

Ways To Counter Osteoarthritis By Chance Moore, DC Physical aging thankfully occurs slowly; a common sign is injuries suffered and recovered during youth slowly starting to reappear. Change within the joints of the body is called arthritis, with the most common type being osteoarthritis (OA), or degenerative joint disease. These [...]

Could Broccoli Help Fight Osteoarthritis?

A study from the University of East Anglia (UEA) found that a compound in broccoli may help prevent and even slow the progress of osteoarthritis. Sulforaphane is a compound that is released when eating cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli. The same compound is also found in cabbage and brussels sprouts. [...]

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Understanding Osteoarthritis and Weight Loss

Arthritis affects many people, as we talked about yesterday on the blog. Of those people, 27 million suffer from a form of arthritis called osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage--the portion of the joint that cushions the ends of the bones--breaks down and deteriorates. This causes stiffness and pain in [...]

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