Looking for a natural way to get your joints moving in the morning? Close the medicine cabinet and try an age-old remedy that has stood the test of time: heat and ice. The only question? Which works best and when? What ice and heat do for our bodies When you warm up a sore joint or tired muscle, the blood vessels get bigger. This allows more… Continue reading Hot Or Cold Therapy?
We all struggle to find balance in our lives. Between home and work, healthy eating, weight, and many other factors. It’s never easy. The same is true for those of us living with chronic pain. Just moving too much or too little can cause an exacerbation that may lasts days to weeks. That’s why establishing… Continue reading 15 Habits That Help Reduce Chronic Pain
Pain can be debilitating and isolating. Too often all we want to do is crawl back into bed and stay there. It's hard to imagine dealing with anyone when we're hurting. Yet there's no question we all feel better when we push ourselves to be more active. 9 times out of 10, getting out and… Continue reading How Friendship May Be A Cornerstone To Pain Management- Especially During This Pandemic
Last week I shared details about different types of arthritis. In this post, we'll share how arthritis is diagnosed and treated.
People frequently ask me if they have arthritis because they have joint pain. The word arthritis means inflammation of the joints. Add “itis” to anything and you get inflammation of that area: Myositis, inflammation of the musclesVasculitis- inflammation of the blood vesselsDiverticulitis- inflammation of the colonHepatitis - inflammation of the liver. Joints are no different. Inflammation is… Continue reading Does Joint Pain Always Point To Arthritis?