Category: Pain management

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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Pain (Gain Control)

Some pain-a stubbed toe or muscle strain-comes and goes quickly. But many older adults have chronic pain: pain that bothers them most days of the week for 3 months or more. It’s more common as we age but doesn’t have...

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Hand Injuries

The increased use of computers and ever-shrinking mobile devices are causing people’s hands to take a beating. The wear and tear caused by repeatedly tapping, flicking, and clicking can be worse in older users, who may...

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Relieve Your Backache

Recent studies show bed rest usually doesn’t relieve acute (short-term) back pain, so try to stay somewhat active. To relax muscle spasms, use heat therapy: Place a warm, moist towel on the painful area and apply a new...

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Dealing With Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a part of daily life for many individuals. In fact, it’s estimated that 56 million Americans-or 28 percent of the adult population-experience chronic pain. Fortunately, there’s much that doctors and...

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Stretch Away Heel Pain

Achy heels? Try this easy four-step stretch from the University of California, Berkeley, Wellness Letter to help relieve pain caused by plantar fasciitis. That’s an inflammation of the plantar fascia, the thick, fibrous...

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