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Why You Should Not Ignore Joint or Muscle Pain

Debra Murray

Most pain disappears after a person rests and takes it easy for a short while, so it can be a little alarming when the pain lingers on for months at a time. Pain is the body's way of letting someone know that there something is wrong. It is like a defense mechanism to persuade a person to seek medical help, especially when it occurs in the muscles and joints. Read on for a list of four reasons why you should never ignore pain.    Pain is a Sign of a Hidden Injury   Some injuries are not visible from outside of...

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No Signs of Slow Down as U.S. Arthritis Cases Rise

Debra Murray

According to recent healthcare research findings, the market for chronic pain therapies will steadily continue with treatments for arthritis and back pain predicted to be the most lucrative over the next decade.     As populations age and people search for better remedies for aches and pains, the chronic back pain and arthritis pain market segments encompassed almost 57 percent of the overall chronic pain drug market in 2010.     Statistics from the National Arthritis Foundation state: Nearly 1 in 5 adults suffer from arthritis, and the number is growing Arthritis affects people in all age groups, including nearly...

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Warning: Travel Can Increase Pain

Debra Murray

Today, traveling is an essential part of life whether it is for work or pleasure. While modern conveniences, such as cushioned and adjustable seats, have increased the comfort of traveling, there is still a potential risk for experiencing increased pain. According to the American Chiropractic Association, the risk of pain increases any time a person’s body is subjected to the pressures and forces that occur during prolonged sitting. To compound the problem, traveling also requires a person to carry heavy luggage and stand for long amounts of time. For those with an upcoming trip on their itinerary, here are the...

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Simple Health Tips for Managing Pain While Traveling

Debra Murray

  The effects of flying and driving for long hours can make anyone feel stiff and sore. Back pain is the most prevalent problem for many travelers. Traveling can especially be a pain if you already have circulation problems, back pain or arthritis. If you take the time to consider these basic travel tips before disembarking on your next long journey you can minimize those aches and pains by a marginal amount.   Only Use Shoes That You Know You Can Rely On Comfortable shoes are vital for people who are flying. It's tempting to go for the cute or...

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Health Tips for Fibromyalgia Pain

Debra Murray

  Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that causes chronic widespread pain and tenderness on different points of the body. Although there is no known cure, there are several things that a patient can do to help relieve the symptoms. Sleep Because one of the main symptoms of fibromyalgia is chronic fatigue, getting enough sleep is essential. To do this you should practice good sleeping habits. Develop a sleep schedule and stick to it. Try to get 8 or 9 hours a night. For a better nights rest, avoid napping during the daytime. Avoid Stress This doesn't mean that you have to quit your job. But...

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Ease the Pain of Fibromyalgia

Debra Murray

Anyone who deals with the pain of fibromyalgia understands how debilitating and frustrating it can be. This condition involves pervasive pain throughout the body. Chronic in nature, it can flare up, intensifying with certain triggers, easing at other times. Inflammation is believed to be at the heart of this disorder, yet a definite cause is still unknown. Those who suffer can take heart. Lifestyle changes can help to ease their pain. Adequate rest is essential A good night's sleep is absolutely vital for anyone who has fibromyalgia. When you don't get enough sleep, your body produces more stress levels. This then results in more inflammation,...

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The Relationship Between Arthritis and Fibromyalgia

Debra Murray

If you are one of the unlucky people to suffer from arthritis, fibromyalgia, or a combination of both, you know how difficult it can be to face each day that is filled with pain. If you have been recently diagnosed, or suspect that this could be your problem, you'll want to see a specialist and pin point exactly what is causing your pain. You might be surprised to find that arthritis and fibromyalgia are related.  Fibromyalgia and Arthritis: Making the Connection  Arthritis is associated with aging. However, it can strike at any age and is caused by inflammation of the joints. This inflammation results...

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Breaking Health News on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Debra Murray

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) primarily affects people who work with their hands frequently. Though it can affect any person within any age group and demographic, CTS primarily affects middle-aged people. The reason for that is because the body's natural immune system has already weakened, making it harder for a person's body to fight inflammation and any deviation from normal body function, which is the case with CTS.     What causes CTS? Many things can cause CTS. However, recent research studies found that it was hard to directly pinpoint physical causes of CTS due to lack of pure evidence. Nevertheless, when everything is simplified,...

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Simple Health Tips for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Debra Murray

  Simple Health Tips for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) According to US Federal government statistics, an estimated 50 million adults in the United States have reported being told by a doctor that they have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia. That number is astounding when you consider the effects of arthritis. Some forms of arthritis develop as a result of other underlying issues. One of those issues is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). If left untreated, CTS can cause permanent nerve damage, resulting in a  loss of function and feeling. Additionally, it can cause rheumatoid arthritis.     Cause of CTS CTS is...

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Simple Health Tips For When Pain Is Tougher Than Usual

Debra Murray

You've come to accept the fact that pain comes with aging. As the years advance, there is more wear and tear on the body. Arthritis, bones that have been broken in the past and daily aches are par for the course as we age. However, sometimes the pain will be worse, getting in the way of your everyday life. When the pain is tougher than usual, here are some helpful tips to keep you on your feet and moving.   Avoid Strain When your body is protesting, listen to it and don't overdo. While it's understandable that you have things to do, there will...

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How To Manage Inconsistent Pain

Debra Murray

How to Manage Inconsistent Pain Pain is Inconsistent but Can Be ManagedMost days, you still feel like a teenager in your mind. You wake up, ready to get up and go,and excited to face the day. You're headed toward your retirement years and plan on making the most of them. There's only one problem. Your body has to keep reminding you that you are not as young as you used to be. You often find yourself struggling with daily aches and pains. Some days are better than others, but the pain is there and your body doesn't want to move as easily as it...

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Your Pain Is Yours Uniquely

Debra Murray

Your Pain is Yours Uniquely, No One Else Has It   When my father invented Blue Stuff in the 1990’s, customers flocked to his door. He found that it worked on all kinds of pain, and sadly the list is long.   Since he was an inventor, he loved to experiment. This resulted in several different versions of Super Blue Stuff over the years. When I became involved in customer service I struggled for an answer of how to please all of his customers who sometimes wanted different versions of Blue Stuff.   So we embarked on an extensive research...

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Know the Side Effects of Pain Relieving Drugs

Debra Murray

Nonsteroidal prescription and nonprescription anti-inflammatory drugs all have side effects that accumulate affecting the stomach, liver, and kidneys. They also can affect the cardiovascular system, potentially leading to heart attacks, and are not designed for long-term use. But newer and more promising drugs are also expensive and can also produce questionable side effects.   Understand the ingredients in common topical products The bizarre death of a New York City high school track star from a muscle pain cream overdose earlier in 2011 raised a red flag on the hazards of overusing common over-the-counter medications containing methyl salicylate.   An aspirin-like...

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Safe, Natural, Herbal Alternatives Relieve Pain & Treat Skin Conditions

Debra Murray

Many people are looking for safe, natural alternatives to relieve joint pain, arthritis pain, muscle pain, backaches, sprains, strains, bruises, and pain from headaches. And they are finding the answer with BLUESPRING topical and herbal remedies. Blue Spring also provides products for facial care, body care, hair care and foot care. These natural lotions aid in keeping skin looking youthful by reducing the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, liver spots and sun spots. All without toxic affects to the body.   BLUESPRING products are derived from natural ingredients and the testimonials of the results speak for themselves. With no risk and complete or...

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Simple Health Tips for Pain Free Movement

Debra Murray

Arthritis sufferers struggle with a very special set of health challenges. As they grow older, they are concerned about a healthy cardiopulmonary system and know that a consistent program of exercise can help to prevent the onset of problems in this area. They also struggle with the fact that arthritis has made their bones and joints ache, throb and sometimes bring excruciating pain. This tends to discourage these sufferers from exercising out of fear that they may be doing further damage to the inflamed or already irritated bones and joints.   As logical as this reasoning may sound, it is...

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Simple Health Tips for Painful Fingers & Hands

Debra Murray

  Importance of Fingers and Hands Individuals with pain in their hands or fingers must find relief. Our hands are vital for daily functioning. As an individual becomes older health conditions such as arthritis, carpel tunnel syndrome and fibromyalgia can make using fingers difficult.   Joints, muscles and tendons become sensitive and tender. There are various methods to reduce the discomfort of moving your fingers and hands. Most individuals use several ways to maintain health of their hands and fingers.   Massaging Methods A relaxing hand massage can help fingers and hands feel better. Various massaging techniques are available at...

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Simple Health Tips for Knee Pain

Debra Murray

Arthritis is a family of incurable musculoskeletal disorders. There are more than 100 different arthritis conditions that destroy joints, bones, muscles, cartilage and connective tissues. These conditions cause pain and hinder physical movement.   The disease affects approximately 50 million adults and 300,000 children and it is actually the nation’s leading cause of disability. When you experience knee pain due to an injury damaged nerves in that area dispense chemical signals. Other nerves then send the signals to your brain which recognizes them as pain. Knee arthritis pain is caused by the following factors:   Inflammation in the joints. Damage to joint tissues caused...

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Dangers of Lower Back Pain

Debra Murray

  With all of the wear and tear the spine endures, it’s no wonder most people will experience some form of back pain in their lives. Anyone who has ever suffered with an achy back knows it’s no joke. Lower back pain goes far beyond physical symptoms. If it’s serious and persistent, it interferes with every aspect of your life and can damage your emotional health.   The spine and back muscles have the big job of stabilizing the body. Over time, this can cause overuse of the muscles, joints and ligaments. Sometimes, relentless pressure on the lower back can result...

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The Secrets to Healthy Hair

Debra Murray

Men and women accept the idea of thinning hair is just something which happens with age. They also believe their lifeless hair is hereditary or just part of aging.   The aging look may be due in large part because of the shampoos and conditioners they have been using for years. The truth is out on shampoos, conditioners and supplements. Hair needs quality care, it’s that simple. But not only can hair be cleaned and moisturized; it’s also able to regrow.   Hair is made of protein and should be bathed in natural substances, like the tea tree oil, emu...

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