Cold Weather Joint Pain Relief

Fall is here and that means winter is on its way in much of the country.  According to recent research, these chilly temperatures can actually worsen any pre-existing pain in the joints and bones. A study by researchers at Tufts University in Boston found evidence that the weather really can cause discomfort for those with arthritis and other kinds of… Read more »

Exercises to Reduce Chronic Pain

Exercise can help reduce chronic pain. Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts at least 12 weeks. The pain may feel sharp or dull, causing a burning or aching sensation in the affected areas. It may be steady or intermittent, coming and going without any apparent reason. Chronic pain can occur in nearly any… Read more »

Five Foods that Fight Pain and Inflammation

If chronic joint pain is something you regularly experience, you’re not the only one. According to researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 14 million people reported that they suffer from severe joint pain, commonly caused by inflammation in the body. Remedies include regular exercise and supplements, but what you eat… Read more »

Chronic Pain Linked to Deficiency in Vitamin D

A recent study suggests that vitamin D deficiency may be linked with chronic pain.  According to the National Center for Health Statistics, approximately 76.2 million, one in every four Americans, have suffered from pain that lasts longer than 24 hours and millions more suffer from acute pain. Chronic pain is the most common cause of long-term disability. Subjects with a… Read more »

Summer Pain Solutions

Ahhh, summer – sunshine, pools, the beach, sandals, warm weather — what’s not to love? But if you’re one of the millions of Americans who suffer from chronic pain symptoms, the heat, sun, and humidity of summer can be miserable — your pain symptoms worsen, and managing the pain becomes even more challenging than usual…. Read more »

Glucosamine + Omega3s = Pain Relief

If you or someone you love is consumed with pain associated with osteoarthritis, there is hope.  The latest research suggests that glucosamine alone isn’t enough.  But glucosamine paired with powerful omega 3 fatty acids might just be a winning combination. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), osteoarthritis (OA) is a disease characterized by… Read more »

Six of the Best Foods for Joint Pain

Joint pain can be discomfort, pain or inflammation arising from any part of a joint — including cartilage, bone, ligaments, tendons or muscles. Most commonly, however, joint pain refers to arthritis, which is inflammation or pain from within the joint itself. Joint pain can be mild, causing soreness only after certain activities, or it can… Read more »

Magnesium for Migraines

The International Headache Society (IHS) defines a migraine as a headache disorder with recurrent attacks (at least five) that last from 4 to 72 hours, are associated with nausea and/or sensitivity to light and sound, and also have at least two of four other characteristics including: pain that is of moderate or severe intensity; throbbing… Read more »

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Omega 3s

If you have an inflammatory type of arthritis, like rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you’ve probably heard of omega-3 fatty acids. They help reduce inflammation throughout the body, and studies have shown benefits for pain relief, heart health, brain function and diabetes. There are two major types of omega-3 fatty acids in our diets. One type is… Read more »

Magnesium Deficiency and Joint Pain

Joint pain due to arthritis can stop you in your tracks, making you avoid your favorite activities and instead wanting to curl up in bed all day.  There are many factors that can contribute to joint pain, but research has found that magnesium deficiency is one of them. Magnesium is an important mineral that plays… Read more »