What’s the relationship between food and pain?

We have to breathe and we have to eat. Most of the time, we don't have much choice about the air we're breathing, but we can make wise choices about the foods we eat. If you suffer from arthritis or joint pain, there are some foods you should avoid as they may cause inflammation and pain. These include: Fried foods- That chicken may taste delicious, but if it's fried and you are prone to joint pain, avoiding f...

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What are the common causes of chronic and intermittent pain?

Though we will all have to deal with pain many times in our lives, it helps to know what is causing the pain so we can take the appropriate steps to stop it. Pain is usually classified as either chronic or intermittent (aka acute). Chronic pain is long-term pain. It could be anything from ongoing lower back pain or something due to a congenital condition such as scoliosis. The causes of chronic pain vary. As ...

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Is exercise good or bad for knee pain?

Knee pain is one of the most common chronic conditions in the U.S., affecting approximately 19% of the population. The occurrence of knee pain increases with age, however, knee pain can also be a challenge for children, teens, and young adults. People who suffer from knee pain often wonder whether exercise can help or hurt their condition. The answer is that there is no firm "yes" or "no" - each person is diffe...

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Is arthritis curable?

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the U.S., affecting more than 50 million adults. Though arthritis occurs more frequently as we age, it is by no means an older person's disease:  Arthritis also affects over 300,000 children. Arthritis is a universal term for over 100 different types of joint pain or diseases of the joint, which includes symptoms such as moderate to severe swelling, pain, limited ...

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