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Can Injections For Knee Pain Help Patients

When you have knee pain, doctors will typically try oral medications and other forms of therapy before recommending surgery or other options. Some options that are beyond oral medication but not as intense as surgery are knee injections.…
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What are the signs of fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is the most common musculoskeletal syndrome, aside from osteoarthritis. Even though more than 12 million Americans suffer from the painful condition, it is still frequently misdiagnosed and often misunderstood. It’s so painful…
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Is my hand pain from carpal tunnel syndrome or something else?

Do you ever wake up with a numb or tingly hand? You’re not alone. Most people have. But does that numbness or tingly feeling return frequently? It could be a big problem that requires a doctor to diagnose and treat it. There are three…
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Should you be worried about your neck cracking?

Crack! There it goes again. You tilted your head quickly when a coworker yelled your name, and your neck just cracked out of nowhere. What was that? Why does your neck randomly crack? And - should you be concerned? The good news is that…
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How to describe your sciatic pain to family and friends

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been dealing with those shooting pains in your lower back, butt and legs, it’s still hard to correctly describe to your friends and family just what kind of pain you are experiencing when you have sciatica.…
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5 things you should know about chronic pain

When you suffer from chronic pain of any kind, sometimes it’s hard for your friends, your family and even you to fully understand exactly what it is you’re going through. That’s why it’s so important that you remember these five…
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Ice v. Heat: Which is better for pain?

We hear a lot about applying ice and heat to injuries. Both have pain-reducing qualities, but which is better for chronic pain? As it turns out, it just depends on the type of injury you have. When should you use ice? Researchers have found…
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What is a slipped disc?

You might have heard the term “slipped disk” before (sounds painful!), but what exactly is it? What is a slipped disk? A slipped disk happens when the soft inner part of the disk sticks out through the outer ring. You’re more…
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Why painkillers can sometimes increase chronic pain

Opioid addiction is an epidemic in the United States, having killed an estimated 14,000 people in 2014 alone. It’s a crisis so severe that doctors and pharmacists are constantly raising the standards on which patients can receive opioid…