Tennis elbow, also called lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition that involves the tendons that join the forearm muscles to the outside of the elbow. Although a small percentage of tennis players have the condition, it is actually more common among people performing repetitive movements.
May 20 2020
We are living in times of uncertainty and have faced big changes in our lives and are understandably stressed. So how can we cope and make changes going forward?
May 1 2020
May is arthritis awareness month. But what exactly is arthritis and what are the most common types?
April 6 2020
In the past, doctors used to say that babies and children do not have pain, but how did they know? Young children are unable to tell their parents they “hurt” other than becoming fussy and crying.
March 23 2020
Judy Gibson is an 80-year-young woman that has had numerous jobs in her lifetime, each one she adored. Judy said she would still be working if not for the fact she had to move and then decided to quit working at age 73. Like most people her age she began to have pain and swelling in her knees.
March 16 2020
Maintaining a regular yoga practice can have numerous physical and mental health benefits. While there are many different types of yoga, most tend to focus on breathing exercises, meditation, and poses that stretch muscle groups.
March 2 2020
March is National Autoimmune Disease Month, and the American Autoimmune Related Disease Association (AARDA) hopes to educate the public on risk factors, prevalence, and the lack of awareness surrounding the various diseases.
February 18 2020
If you suffer from chronic pain, you know how much it can impact your day to day living. Fortunately, treatments for chronic pain have come a long way over the last few years.
February 4 2020
As you think about Valentine’s Day and celebrating the people you love, it’s also a good idea to take some time to evaluate your self care and heart health. February is American Heart Month, an annual celebration which began over 50 years ago to encourage Americans to join the battle against heart disease.
January 20 2020
Whether you’ve been shoveling snow, exercising, or exerting yourself at work, you may have noticed some soreness and aching in your muscles. Although extremely common, aching muscles can leave you feeling uncomfortable and unmotivate
January 10 2020
Our habits define our lives. If we do not like what we see, whether it is in the mirror, or in our bank accounts, we need to make changes.
December 11 2019
When shopping for a loved one with chronic pain, some of the standard gift options aren’t always the best choice. Instead, let them know you care by selecting something helpful and comforting.
December 9 2019
It’s the most wonderful time of year, yet it can also be the most stressful. Decorating, shopping, cooking, parties, and traveling can take its toll on even the healthiest among us.
November 25 2019
Research shows that some people consume over 5,000 calories on Thanksgiving Day without even realizing it.
November 11 2019
Over the last decade, it has been well-documented that gratitude contributes to psychological well-being. Being thankful can make people happier, improve their relationships, and even potentially counteract depression.
August 5 2019
Whether you have a friend that sells essential oils through a multilevel marketing company, or you've noticed them on the shelves of your local discount store, chances are you've heard the hype about essential oils.
July 3 2019
Whether you're traveling to the beach or staying local to celebrate the Fourth of July, it's important to stay safe and healthy while enjoying yourself.
June 3 2019
If texting, emailing, and the demands of social media have you feeling a bit stressed out, it might be a good time to unplug and carve out time for some real self-care.
May 22 2019
Massage therapy has been practiced for thousands of years for its numerous health benefits. Today, there are many massage therapy styles that include a wide-variety of techniques.
March 18 2019
January 6 2019
Good mental and physical health is the foundation for achieving all other goals, both personal and professional. The new year is the perfect time to work on creating healthy habits.
December 9 2018
Flu season is upon us and although it is impossible to predict what will happen each year, the CDC recommends every individual over 6 months of age get an age-appropriate flu vaccine to help protect against the disease.
June 28 2018
Summer heat and humidity can be difficult to manage when you’re healthy. But when you suffer from chronic pain, it can be even more challenging. People with chronic pain conditions may have difficulty regulating their system when the weather heats up.
May 7 2018
The temporomandibular joint connects the jawbone to your skull on each side of your face. It acts like a sliding hinge that lets you move your jaw up and down and side to side, so you can talk, chew, and yawn.
April 10 2018
If you have an uncontrollable urge to move your legs because of an uncomfortable sensation, you may have Restless Leg Syndrome. RLS typically happens in the evening or during the night when you're sitting or lying down. It can begin at any age and generally worsens as you age.
March 20 2018
If you suffer from chronic pain, you may have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. Unfortunately, lack of sleep can exacerbate your pain, leading to a vicious cycle that makes it harder to find relief or rest. Try these tips so you can reduce the pain and catch some zzz's.
March 6 2018
Whether you play competitively on a team or for fun with friends, it's not uncommon to experience a sports-related injury. Knee injuries, back pain, strained hamstrings, sprained ankles, shin splints, and tennis elbow are often some of the issues you can experience when you are active.
February 21 2018
Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same one that causes chicken pox. If you've had chicken pox, the virus lies inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain, and may appear as shingles years later.
January 24 2018
After being diagnosed with cancer a few years ago, Kristin Holley had chemotherapy and radiation to eradicate the disease. With such intensive treatments, her body became stiff and sore.
January 9 2018
It's that time of year again when you resolve to improve your health and quality of life. Commit to a regular exercise routine and a nutritious diet to build a stronger body and enhance your overall well-being.
December 18 2017
As a mom of four adult children and a school secretary, Marcia Switzer decided to pursue her dreams and get her bachelor's degree, with the hopes of continuing on to law school. While working full time and enduring a hectic schedule of studying, Marcia's health problems seemed to worsen.
December 7 2017
Holiday shopping can be stressful when you don't know what to buy, especially when you want to give something thoughtful and useful. It gets even trickier when it comes to buying the perfect gift for someone who suffers from chronic pain.
November 20 2017
If you experience pain in your lower back, hips, or buttocks that burns or tingles down your leg, you may have sciatica. This common type of pain affects the sciatic nerve, a large nerve extending from the lower back down each leg.
November 7 2017
It's the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be the most stressful. The holiday season is filled with plans that include shopping, parties, traveling, and more. Most of these things are fun to look forward to, but when you struggle with chronic pain, it can impact your ability to do them.
October 24 2017
Yoga is an ancient mind-body practice that combines postures, breathing, and meditation. Research suggests that by practicing certain poses, you can relieve chronic pain.
September 19 2017
Autoimmune diseases occur when there is an abnormal immune response to a normal body part. When there is over activity, the body attacks and damages its own tissues.
September 5 2017
When debilitating pain and unexplained fatigue take over, it can be exhausting, both physically a...