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Breaking Health News on Sciatica Pain

Debra Murray

    Many people suffer from back pain, including sciatica. Back pain causes more than 3 million people to seek emergency treatment every year in the United States. Sciatica is one of the most commonly experienced back problems. About 40 percent of all people will experience it at some point in their lives. Sciatica pain refers to irritation somewhere along the sciatica nerve, which runs from the lower back through the hips and buttocks and down each leg.    Sciatica pain usually only affects one side of the body when it occurs. Some people describe it as a sharp, burning pain while...

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Simple Health Tips for Spondyloarthritis – Inflammatory Arthritis

Debra Murray

  Spondyloarthritis is an inflammatory type of rheumatic arthritis that affects the joints in the spine. This condition can also affect the legs, soft tissues, eyes, and many internal organs. Although medications can be prescribed to block the inflammatory activity of certain proteins that increase inflammatory response, there are some over-the-counter and home remedies you can use to reduce pain and improve movement at home.    NSAIDs  The first line of defense to reduce pain and inflammation of spondyloarthritis is to take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. These drugs are available over the counter in products such as ibuprofen or naproxen. However, these NSAIDS often have negative side...

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Dangers of Achilles Tendonitis

Debra Murray

  Achilles tendonitis is an injury resulting from overuse of the Achilles tendon, the band of muscle that runs from the bottom of the calf to the heel. It is common in runners who dramatically increase their speed in a short period of time, and in middle-aged individuals who remain active only once or twice per week. Achilles tendonitis is caused by repeated strain placed on the Achilles tendon. This is one of the most-used tendons in your body, involved in running, walking, and raising up onto the balls of your feet.    The first signs of Achilles tendonitis usually involve prolonged stiffness at...

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Breaking Health News: Holidays and Increased Pain

Debra Murray

  The holiday season is fast approaching, and for many people, that means increased pain. This pain can take a number of forms including arthritis, gout, inflammation, headaches and muscle soreness. Unfortunately, many people don't understand why they experience such flare-ups during this time of year. Here are some of the most prevalent causes.    Overeating    Overeating is one of the worst things you can do to yourself, but it's very common around the holidays. With so much delicious food at the ready, who could possibly resist? That said, eating excessively places too much demand on your body and...

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Simple Health Tips for Sciatica Sufferers

Debra Murray

    The sciatic nerve is the longest, as well as the widest, nerve in the body. When it becomes inflamed, as often happens even in active men and women over the age of 50, it can cause tremendous pain radiating from the lower back all the way down one side of the leg. Anyone who experiences chronic pain in either the right or left buttock, a shooting pain down one leg that makes even sitting down or standing up painful, or a burning and tingling sensation that radiates from the top of the hip all the way down to...

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Health Warning: Dangers of Psoriatic Arthritis

Debra Murray

  Psoriatic arthritis (PA) is a form of arthritis that occurs with the chronic skin condition psoriasis. Symptoms may vary in individuals, and may affect any joint. PA generally affects the skin first, but the symptoms of arthritis may develop before the red and silver scaly patches that generally characterize psoriasis.     What Is Psoriatic Arthritis?    Psoriasis is caused when the body starts attacking its own cells, in this case skin cells. In about 30 percent of all cases of psoriasis, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation, the body's immune system does not stop with attacking skin cells, but...

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Health Warning: Dangers of Adhesive Capsulitis or Frozen Shoulder

Debra Murray

  An Incredibly Painful Condition    If you are feeling intense pain in the shoulder joint and muscles, you may have adhesive capsulitis. Most people refer to this medical condition as frozen shoulder because it is extremely difficult to move an arm. The condition is incredibly painful to deal with because it makes performing everyday tasks nearly impossible. Individuals are often unable to move the shoulder enough to dress themselves, prepare meals or drive an automobile. The discomfort in the frozen shoulder increases at night and in colder temperatures making it difficult for individuals to sleep. Occasionally, the muscles, ligaments and tendons...

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Breaking Health News: Spondyloarthritis – Inflammatory Arthritis

Debra Murray

    Normally, osteoarthritis doesn’t cause inflammation in the joints. But there’s a type of arthritis called spondyloarthritis, which is a catch-all term for a group of joint diseases that do cause inflammation. Interestingly, unlike osteoarthritis, spondyloarthritis often attacks young adolescent and post-adolescent men.    Symptoms  Most people who suffer from spondyloarthritis suffer pain in their lower back, especially if they have a type of the condition called axial spondyloarthritis. They also suffer from painful swelling of their limbs if they have peripheral spondyloarthritis. The inflammation sets up in the areas where the tendons and the ligaments of the body connect to the sufferer’s bones. The bones...

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Health Warning: Dangers of Sciatica

Debra Murray

  While there are many debilitating diseases that can compromise an individual's ability to lead a healthy and productive life, sciatica can be a particularly problematic condition to grapple with. Although defined broadly, sciatica is basically a condition that entails pain moving along the path of the individual's sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve branches from the lower back, through the hips and bottoms, and down both legs. In general, sciatica will only affect one side of the individual's body. By learning more about sciatica and its dangers, individuals can arm themselves with the information necessary to prevent them from becoming...

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Glucosamine Sulfate: Studies on its Efficacy

Debra Murray

  Glucosamine sulfate is a chemical that naturally occurs in the body. It's found in the fluid that serves as the cushioning for joints. Without this fluid, the joints begin to painfully grind against each other, similar to pistons in a car engine that's low on oil. This causes a myriad of symptoms such as joint pain, stiffness and swelling, commonly referred to as arthritis or osteoarthritis. Joint disease can affect any part of the body. Since glucosamine sulfate is found in this fluid, it's a natural conclusion that taking a glucosamine sulfate supplement may alleviate joint disease symptoms and...

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Breaking Health News on Psoriatic Arthritis

Debra Murray

  What is Psoriatic Arthritis?  Individuals with skin psoriasis often also develop psoriatic arthritis that affects the nails, tendons and joints. Medical researchers have determined that a particular inherited skin tissue type is usually responsible for the condition. Patients often have inflammation in the bones of the vertebral column such as various forms of arthritis.    Additional symptoms of psoriatic arthritis include pain in the ligaments, tendons, joints and muscles of the feet. Plantar fasciitis creates pain on the sole of the foot throughout the connective tissue. Most patients have tears in the tissue of the feet that develop over many years...

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Studies About the Effectiveness of Chondroitin Sulfate

Debra Murray

  Osteoarthritis is sometimes commonly referred to as the wear and tear disease of joints. Some new studies are looking for biological factors that may lead to acquiring the disease, but the sad fact remains that there is no medical cure available today. In fact, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) reports that 27 million Americans suffer from this degenerative joint disease, and it is expected that 50 percent of people may get osteoarthritis in their knees.    Prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers are the standard recommended treatment, but even OTC pain relievers in pill form (such as Aleve, Tylenol, etc.)...

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Simple Health Tips to Ease and Avoid Bursitis

Debra Murray

  Bursae are sacs that are filled with fluid; these sacs are found all over the body. They provide the necessary cushioning and lubrication that muscles, bones, and tendons need in areas where they move across each other. Bursitis is a painful condition where the bursae are inflamed or damaged, thus causing pain. In order to ease the pain of bursitis and to prevent it altogether, there are several steps you can take.    Bursitis and arthritis may be hard to differentiate. In addition, arthritis often leads to bursitis. Super Blue Stuff OTC and Super White Stuff OTC are approved for both arthritis and muscle...

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Breaking Health News on Essential Fatty Acids

Debra Murray

  Numerous studies have shown that most of us do not get enough essential omega fatty acids in our daily diets, yet these fatty acids are key to healthy living. The body needs omega fatty acids in order to keep it functioning properly and to help fight the occurrence of disease and illness.    It is essential that we feed our bodies with foods or supplements rich in fatty acids because the body cannot make the fatty acids on its own. The lack of omega fatty acids in humans is linked to a number of problems, including memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, heart disease, stroke, lupus, eczema,...

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Simple Health Tips for Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers

Debra Murray

  For those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis pain, there are alternative therapies to treatment with drugs when dealing with the pain, inflammation and stiffness associated with this condition. Alternative therapies and home remedies are generally safer with less risk of side effects when compared to prescription medications.   Exercise Although exercise may be the last thing you want to do when you are feeling the pain and stiffness from arthritis, exercise can be especially helpful at reducing those symptoms while increasing range of motion in the joints. Gentle, stretching exercises often work best, such as t'ai chi, or aquatic exercise,...

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Breaking Health News in Foot Pain Management

Debra Murray

  New Strides in Foot Pain Management Feet take the brunt of our daily activities. Standing, walking, running and bearing the weight of our bodies all day, our feet are high-performing shock absorbers. But when pain strikes, it stops us in our tracks. Depending upon the severity of the pain, it can cause mild discomfort which may be easily relieved with home remedies, or it can lead to severe disability affecting life and work. New, nature-derived products are now available that can combine with physician-recommended treatments to help combat foot pain and soreness.   Common Causes Plantar Fasciitis Probably the...

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Simple Health Tips for Psoriatic Arthritis

Debra Murray

Psoriatic arthritis affects nearly 30 percent of individuals who have been previously diagnosed with psoriasis. This inflammatory condition generally occurs in bursts that often coincide with trigger factors, which are then related to increased inflammatory processes. Stymieing these arthritic outbreaks is the primary goal of treatment, and much of the focus is placed on reducing overall inflammation. From non-steroidal anti-inflammatories to biologic recombinant agents, medicinal treatments seek to reduce the body's inclination to attack arthritic joints.    Psoriatic arthritis patients should seek to combine prescribed medications and topical agents with an anti-inflammatory lifestyle. These holistic practices can be delineated into several...

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Simple Health Tips for Arthritis

Debra Murray

  If you suffer with osteoarthritis you are forced to live with stiff, painful, swollen joints every day. This form of arthritis often affects the hips, knees and hands. Natural topical pain relief medications can be lifesavers as they help manage inflammation and pain. When these medications are combined with healthy lifestyle choices, it can make living with arthritis more bearable.   Get Active Regular exercise can help your joints stay flexible, increase mobility and reduce pain. Swimming, water aerobics, stationary biking, Pilates and yoga are ideal choices for arthritis sufferers as they are low impact and they don't put...

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Manage Joint Pain and Live Life to Its Fullest

Debra Murray

Joint pain can slow you down, limit activities and take the joy out of life. But it doesn’t have to. There’s a lot you can do on your own for joint pain.   Lose or Manage your weight Enjoy a Massage Maintain strong bones Exercise Healthy Diet including Essential Fatty Acids   Sometimes taking the first step is painful and you need help. BLUESPRING has the help you need. Using Super Blue Stuff OTC pain relief cream before exercise aids in loosening joints and warming up muscles so movement is easier. Joint Support and Pure Emu Oil Gel Caps help...

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Health Warning: Dangers of Inflammatory Arthritis - Spondyloarthritis

Debra Murray

  Spondyloarthritis is a net term for all of the inflammatory diseases responsible for causing arthritis. They are hereditary and symptoms can begin to appear as early as the teen years. However, you don't have to be related to someone with the disease to develop it, and males are 2-3 times more likely to be diagnosed with spondyloarthritis than females.   These types of arthritis affect the spine and can manifest as pain, swelling and stiffness in various parts of the body. The most common symptom is lower back pain due to inflammation of the spine, but the patient can...

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