Can the weather affect my joint pain?

Over the years, you may have heard of someone predicting an oncoming storm simply because their knees or knuckles hurt or swelled. Though the definitive answer is still up in the air, there is ample evidence that changes in barometric pressure - such as a pending storm - or changes in the temperature can have a profound effect on the health of your joints. Science says that increased barometric pressure may re...

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How was chronic pain treated in the days before painkillers?

The current opioid epidemic began in the 1990's shortly after pharmaceutical companies assured physicians and patients that they were not only effective, but safe, too. Today, the abuse of prescription opioids and the resulting hospitalizations, overdoses, and deaths affect approximately 2.1 million Americans annually. An average of 115 Americans die each day from opioid-related overdoses. All of which may cause...

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Top 6 Symptoms of Chronic Joint Pain

In 2016, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that there approximately 14.6 million Americans suffer from severe joint pain. Though many of these cases of severe joint pain are related to the onset of arthritis, millions of people fight daily battles with non-arthritis pain.  Joint pain costs billions of dollars in lost productivity and pain management and can cause great stress o...

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How can joint pain affect job performance?

When you or a loved one suffer from joint pain, the consequences reach far beyond the pain you are experiencing and the effects of your attempts to relieve it. Severe joint pain affects every aspect of our lives, including the quality of our relationships with those around us. Joint pain can also affect our job performance and our ability to earn an income. Whether your work involves a lot of typing (hands), wal...

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