chronic pain

Why is Chronic Pain Worse in Winter?

If you’re like many people living with chronic pain, you feel worse when the cold weather sets in. While there’s not as much scientific evidence as you’d think that connects weather changes and chronic pain, some studies have shown slight associations between pain and temperature, humidity, wind speed and barometric pressure. Most evidence is linked to weather’s effects on those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.

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fibromyalgia

Suffering from Fibromyalgia? How to Cope 

One of the most common chronic pain disorders, fibromyalgia affects more than five million people in this country. It is also the second most common condition affecting the bones and muscles. Unfortunately, it’s also quite frequently misdiagnosed and misunderstood. Highlighted by classic symptoms like muscle and joint pain, fibromyalgia is also accompanied by fatigue. There is no cure at this time for this condition; however, there are ways you can manage your symptoms in everyday life.

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run running without pain

You Can Run Without the Pain

It is common for runners to experience chronic pain. As an example, a recent study from the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy focused on the incidence of exercise-related leg pain (ERLP). 225 adult community runners who registered for a race in St. Louis (either the half or full version of the Lewis & Clark Marathon) were asked to complete a questionnaire answering questions about any experience of ERLP (or lack thereof), demographic characteristics, and risk factors. An incredible 63.6% said that they had suffered from ERLP at some point.

Running does not have to be painful. Here are four tips so that you can keep the aches from interrupting your workout routine:

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early onset osteoarthritis

Too Young for Nagging Knees? Early Onset Osteoarthritis is More Common than You Think

More than 1 in 5 American adults have received an arthritis diagnosis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with Osteoarthritis being by far the most common form. While most people generally expect the “wear and tear” inflammatory joint condition to be one that affects those over age 65, a full 14% are diagnosed as early as 25 years old. What are the causes of early onset osteoarthritis, and does a diagnosis mean doom?

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back pain when sleeping

Sleepless in Atlanta? Getting Better Rest with Lower Back Pain Relief

Low back pain is one of the most common types of chronic pain, and is the largest cause of disability among those under 45 worldwide. Since back pain affects every facet of life, it comes as no surprise that more than half of people with back pain regularly report a significant problem with sleep, according to the European Spine Journal. What’s the problem with a lack of shut-eye, and how can you find rest and reduce back pain when sleeping?

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