pain management

Symptoms, Aches & Pains
October 24, 2017

3 Ways to treat pain without medication

Pain isn’t pretty, but it is necessary. The World Health Organization defines pain as “an unpleasant sensory or emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage”. The purpose of pain is to warn your body to take action to prevent further tissue damage. How you feel and react to pain depends on what’s causing it. Pain is felt when particular nerve endings detect tissue damage and are stimulated. This may come from damage to your tissues like when you’ve cut yourself, or from disruption to the nerves themselves. Pain can also happen…
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Bone, Muscle & JointGout
October 14, 2017

“Ouch! My toe!” What you need to know about Gout

Gout is a kind of arthritis in which crystals of sodium urate produced by your body forms inside joints. You may suffer attacks of sudden burning pain, swelling and stiffness in a joint, and these attacks can happen over and over unless gout is treated. Left unattended over time, gout attacks can harm your joints, tendons, and other tissues. Gout is most common in men, and the joint usually affected is usually a big toe. Causes Gout is caused by too much uric acid in the blood. Having too much uric acid is not generally harmful, but when uric acid…
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ArthritisBone, Muscle & Joint
October 16, 2016

Work away the pain of arthritis

Exercise is probably the last thing on your mind when a flare up of arthritis hits, but a workout may do you the world of good. Staying active is one of the best ways to ease arthritis and joint pain. This doesn’t mean you need to run a marathon – even moderate bouts of exercise can help you manage and improve your condition. (more…)
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Bone, Muscle & Joint
May 17, 2016

4 Hot tips to soothe those winter joints

You don’t need a weather report to know that winter’s coming – the twinge in that old knee injury already warns you. And you aren’t imagining it: research shows that a drop in temperature can lead to more aches and pains. Here are some practical ways to manage your discomfort this winter. Food and drink make a difference Warm drinks help keep your body warm, and keeping your body warm will help alleviate joint pain. Don’t go for too much caffeine, but opt for tea and a hearty winter-soup. To further strengthen your bones, and decrease your risk of osteoporosis.…
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Bone, Muscle & Joint
July 2, 2015

What is inflammation?

Are you worried about a bite or scratch that’s red and feels warm? Do you have a painful, swollen joint from over-doing it in the gym? Your body is amazing! The process you are witnessing is called inflammation - it's a key part of your body's defence system. (more…)
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