Do I need an X-ray for my chronic joint pain?

Recent figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that approximately 14.6 million Americans suffer from severe joint pain. Joint pain is most often the result of sports-related injuries, overuse or repetitive motion, injury to the area, or age. trauma. Many people suffer from joint pain as a result of  chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Joint ...

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How do I travel with chronic joint pain?

One of the most dreaded tasks of anyone suffering from chronic joint pain is hopping on an airplane for a long flight. Thanks to advancing aeronautic technology, there are many flights that exceed 12 hours. Flying from Los Angeles to Singapore, for example, is a mind-bending (and knee-bending) 18 hours. Unless you're flying first class, of course.  For the rest of us, just the thought of cramming ourselves into...

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How can I avoid chronic joint pain?

Millions of people across the country suffer from chronic joint pain. While it would appear that with that many people in pain, there would be ample evidence as to who are the most likely candidates, the fact is that anyone can become afflicted with chronic joint pain at any time. There are, however, certain statistical references that may help provide some perspective and help you determine what, if anything, ...

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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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