New research reveals joint pain protectors

Scientists at a medical university in Sweden have identified a series of proteins that can help prevent the autoimmune attacks that can cause joint inflammation and subsequent pain. Autoimmune attacks, or diseases, occur when the immune system mistakenly attacks parts of the body that are functioning normally. When the immune system attacks the joints, it causes the type of inflammation and pain that affects mil...

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Top 3 Things Women Need to Know About Joint Pain

The most common misconception about chronic joint pain is that it affects only the elderly. While it is true that the largest age group affected by joint pain is age 65 years and older, the reality is that chronic joint pain can affect anyone at any age. Many of the causes of joint pain are due to lifestyle regimens. People with physically demanding or repetitive work are more like to suffer from chronic joint p...

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Top 5 Things to Know About the Corona virus and Joint Pain

The Corona virus pandemic has shined a bright light on the various ways in which people gather and interpret their news. For some, the virus is very serious. Others look at the numbers relative to the general population and shrug their shoulders. One thing on which we can all agree is that the estimated 15 million people in the country suffering from chronic joint pain are still suffering. To help separate fact ...

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What is "opiophobia" and how does it affect me?

Back in the day, visitors to a baseball stadium would hear the team lineups being sold by vendors yelling, "You can't tell the players without a scorecard!" These days, it's hard to understand the status of opioids as they relate to the treatment of chronic joint pain. A brief history is in order. In the early 1990's, physicians began increasing the number of prescriptions written for powerful opioids. They did ...

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