‘Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions. Topping the list year after year is (you guessed it) getting healthy. While a clean-slate perspective can do wonders for your motivation, being too eager will backfire if it leads to injury. Overdoing it in the name of fitness is a recipe for chronic pain—something that’ll surely throw a wrench in your exercise plans.
Chances are, you’ve experienced muscle pain at some point or another. All too often, strained, overused muscles lend themselves to inflammation and achiness. In some cases, you may even feel a tender “knot” that’s particularly sore. This is called a trigger point (typically found in the neck, upper back and shoulders), which can actually cause pain beyond this area and into other parts of the body.
Osteoarthritis can cause severe pain and greatly impact your quality of life. The foods you eat could make you feel better.
The pain from osteoarthritis comes when the cartilage that cushions the space between bones wears away. It’s often in the hands, spine, knees, and hips and happens with age and overuse. Once the area is bare, the bones rub against each other, causing the pain.
For some people, pain comes after an injury and it goes away after a period of time. For others, the pain is chronic and can severely impact quality of life both physically and psychologically. There are some ways to cope with the chronic pain.
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May the magic and wonder of the holiday season stay with you throughout the coming year.
Winter is here and even though the temperatures aren’t freezing, it is cooler and the days are shorter. A lack of activity can make your joints more stiff and cause other types of pain, so to keep the pain away, keep up with your exercise plan during the cool months. It takes motivation.
You’re feeling a bit stiff, so you twist and turn a bit and you hear and feel a pop in your back. Sometimes it makes things feel a bit better. What is back cracking and is it okay to do on your own?
Pain can certainly impact quality of life. For relief, many people turn to nerve blocks, which are injections of steroids and local anesthetic directly into the nerve in the painful area. They can help some patients avoid surgery.
Radiating pain is just what the name implies—an intense pain that spreads across a significant part of the body, leaving discomfort in its wake. This is because its start and end points actually follow the path of a nerve. Radiating pain isn’t to be confused with referred pain, which is general pain that typically pops up near an injured tissue.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a type of degenerative joint disease that becomes more prevalent as we age. Most common in folks 65 and older, OA typically springs up in the knees. In fact, 50 percent of adults will suffer from knee OA at some point in their lives, according to the Arthritis Foundation. For those suffering through it, chronic pain and bouts of immobility come with the territory.