Category: Pain

Benefits of Yoga

Helping people manage chronic pain and maintain mobility may be among the best-studied benefits of yoga.. For instance, a 2017 Cochrane review of 12 clinical trials on yoga for chronic low-back pain found that practicing it led...

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Muscle Injuries

Overstretched or injured muscles, tendons, or ligaments can result in strains, sprains, or spasms. Poor posture, prolonged sitting, strenuous work, and repetitive action such as throwing a ball or weeding a garden can stress...

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Osteoarthritis

Though the pain of arthritis, in which the protective cartilage at the ends of joints wears away, may make you want to avoid physical activity, the right exercise can ease discomfort. A 2015 Cochrane review of 54 studies found...

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Using Pain Pills All the Wrong Ways

Almost 10 million Americans misused OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, and other opioid painkillers in 2012 to 2013, according to a study from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. That’s more than double the...

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Can Friendship Ease Pain?

Possibly. People with more friends tolerated more pain in recent Oxford University research. Volunteers answered questions about how many social contacts they had, then did an uncomfortable activity (holding a knees-bent squat...

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Easing Foot Aches

Be sure to wear supportive shoes, adding an insert such as a heel cup (available over the counter at drugstores) may help. Applying ice (wrapped in a towel) to the sore spots for 10 to 15 minutes twice a day can soothe aching...

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Pain In Your Side Or Belly

The problem:   A sharp pain in your abdomen can mean appendicitis. A similar pain in your flank could indicate a kidney stone. Both can be excruciating, and doctors often order CT scans to confirm the diagnosis. But in both...

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Strength Training (Neck Pain)

20 minutes: The amount of strength training shown to reduce chronic neck pain in women when performed once or twice a week for 20 weeks. Focus on exercises that strengthen the neck and shoulder muscles, such as shrugs, reverse...

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Lower Back Pain

Roughly 80 percent of us will have lower back pain at some point, the chances of succumbing go up with age. Spinal disks can dry out and flatten says Marcy Goolsby, M.D., a primary care sports medicine physician at the Hospital...

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