Dance through the pain? That's ridiculous. when I can barely move, how can I possibly dance? There's nothing more important for those of us living with chronic pain than to stay physically active. But the pain itself, combined with the fear pain will come because of the movement (kinesiophobia) makes this difficult and sometimes feels… Continue reading Dance Through Chronic Pain
Plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fash-ee-eye-tis) is one of the most common causes of heel and arch pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue (the plantar fascia) that runs across the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone to the toes. It commonly causes a stabbing pain that usually occurs with your… Continue reading Ow, My Aching Foot!
Do you know when it's going to rain? Or even when the humidity is elevated? Feel the ache deep in your bones when the temperature drops? I do. Like most people, I'm certain weather changes impact my pain. Ask enough people who live with chronic pain if they think the weather has an effect on… Continue reading Does Weather Hurt?
Sugar hurts. We all know the connection between sugar and diabetes has been well established but high sugar diets aren’t just hazardous for diabetics. It turns out, the sweet stuff appears to be a bigger health risk than ever imagined. While weight gain and tooth decay may be the most obvious consequences of excessive sugar… Continue reading Sugar Causes Inflammation and Pain
As if lung cancer, heart disease, stroke and emphysema weren't enough, researchers now say smoking may be to blame for some common aches and pains, too. A new study shows smokers are more likely to complain about pain in their back, neck, arms, and legs than non-smokers. The report, published in the Annals of Rheumatological… Continue reading Smoking Hurts!