Taking medicines isn't the only way to manage pain. Find out how other pain-management techniques and treatments can help.
No one likes getting injections, especially into a painful joint. But some injections can offer dramatic relief from joint pain and stiffness and improve joint mobility. Two types of joint injections commonly used to treat arthritis are corticosteroid injections and hyaluronic acid injections.
The shoulder is truly an amazing joint. It can move your arms in any direction in front of you, to your sides, over your head, and even behind you. But with this versatility comes a greater risk of injury and pain. People can develop shoulder pain from all sorts of activities, including household chores, heavy lifting on the job, and recreational sports.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain all over the body. Although millions of Americans have it, there is a great deal that remains unknown about fibromyalgia and how it works. Drug treatment can help to manage the pain and other symptoms of fibromyalgia, but treatment works best when you also employ certain lifestyle measures.
Although we may think of pain as a purely physical symptom, it has a significant mental and emotional component. It can arouse very strong feelings in us, and in turn, our feelings and thoughts can make pain worse. The key to living well with pain is to understand what contributes to our perception and experience of it — and to use this knowledge to loosen pain’s hold on us.
Sleep is vital to staying happy, healthy, and alert. But rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic pain conditions can make it harder to sleep, and make what sleep you do get less restful. There are some things you can do to make sure you get the best snooze possible.
We all experience stress at one time or another, whether it's related to work, family, school, or friendships. Reducing stress can be difficult task, but there are proven techniques to help you get your level of stress under control.
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