An extreme method for relief of chronic joint pain

A report from the New York University School of Medicine shows that extremely obese people who undergo surgery to restrict food intake are experiencing reduced knee pain. The study confirms what researchers and others have known for years, that is, excess weight can cause chronic joint pain, particularly in the knees and ankles. In fact, Johns Hopkins University has reported that an additional 10 pounds can incr...

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Chronic joint pain: An equal opportunity illness

There are many factors that can trigger chronic joint pain, including trauma, disease, and age. One rarely discussed aspect of chronic joint pain is its indiscriminate appearance: Chronic joint pain can affect both rich and poor, the famous and the unknown. To those suffering from this debilitating condition, it may not seem like much of a consolation but here are just a few well-known people who experience chro...

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Are chronic joint pain remedies going to pot?

A new study reported in June claims that many people are using marijuana to treat their chronic joint pain. The study's author, Dr Timothy Leroux, an orthopedic surgeon at the University of Toronto, found that twenty percent of the joint pain sufferers interviewed had either past or current use of cannabis to help ease their pain. Dr. Leroux also reported that two-thirds of those interviewed would be open to try...

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Are your gums causing your joint pain?

A recent study conducted at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry revealed that periodontitis, aka gum disease, may produce harmful bacteria that can travel throughout the body and cause symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease, aspiration pneumonia, and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The chief symptom of RA is chronic, severe joint pain. The study was presented last year during a meeting of the Ameri...

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