Living With Chronic Pain

Exercising Helps Lessen Pain

I've been saying this for decades- exercise is the number one way I treat my chronic pain. No matter how long, exhausting, or painful the day, exercise always helps! I can procrastinate and justify like everyone else why today I should let it go, but after I'm always better for it. Now there's solid research… Continue reading Exercising Helps Lessen Pain

Living With Chronic Pain

13 Ways To Improve Pain Tolerance

Pain tolerance and threshold varies from person to person. They both depend on complex interactions between your nerves and brain. Pain comes in many forms, whether it’s from a burn, joint ache, or throbbing headache. Pain tolerance refers to the maximum amount of pain you can handle. This is different from your pain threshold. That… Continue reading 13 Ways To Improve Pain Tolerance

Living With Chronic Pain

Capsaicin In Chili Peppers May Hold The Answer To Pain Relief

Anyone who has ever unknowingly bitten into a red hot chili pepper remembers the unhappy result – burning, painful sensations that make one's mouth feel as though it has caught on fire. That painful burning associated with the consumption of a chili pepper comes from compounds known as capsaicinoids, the most well-known of which is… Continue reading Capsaicin In Chili Peppers May Hold The Answer To Pain Relief

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Caffeine Can Reduce Pain

Highlights of this post: - Caffeine can be an effective pain reliever. - To obtain the same amount of response from an analgesic without caffeine (i.e. Tylenol, aspirin), requires a dose that is approximately 40% greater than one with caffeine (like Excedrin). - Caffeine can also reduce muscle pain during moderate intensity exercise - Excessive caffeine… Continue reading Caffeine Can Reduce Pain

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10 Ways To Get Relief From Elbow Pain

You don't have to be Serena Williams or Jack Nicklaus to have "golfer's" or "tennis" elbow.  Even if you don't play sports, you can still have elbow pain. Pain results from any activity that requires repetitive motion of the arm or wrist and inflames tendons that attach to the elbow. This is called epicondylitis. The only difference is " tennis… Continue reading 10 Ways To Get Relief From Elbow Pain