Foot pain is no fun. If walking hurts, especially first thing in the morning, you may be dealing with plantar fasciitis. While there are many suggestions for how to ease plantar fasciitis pain -- such as steroids, the cure remains a mystery for this type of foot pain. However, these natural remedies for plantar fasciitis work safely and effectively anytime a flare up may occur.
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You have likely heard the buzz about turmeric. This cousin of ginger, common in Indian cooking may be the most effective nutritional supplement you can add to your diet. Keep reading for my recipe for a delicious turmeric latte that you will want to drink every day.
Benefits of Turmeric
In my years working as a rehabilitation therapist, the standard treatment for acute musculoskeletal injuries was RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Without fail, we recommended this protocol to reduce inflammation and pain. Inflammation, we were taught, increases pain and delays healing. But a new school of thought may be turning the RICE protocol on its head.
The history of RICE protocol for acute injuries
Fibromyalgia is one of the most common chronic pain conditions. The disorder affects an estimated 10 million people in the U.S. and an estimated 3-6% of the world population, according to the National Fibromyalgia Association. So, here are some Natural approaches to heal fibromyalgia chronic pain.
Fibromyalgia sufferers feel widespread body pain and muscle tenderness, and interestingly the condition is mostly common in women over the age of 40.
Sometimes it's amazing how much you benefit from little things like essential oil bath salts. Taking a nice soak in a hot bath is one of these things. Soaking in hot water is more powerful than one might think.
Hot water relaxes the body and better prepares us for falling asleep. When a tense body enters a warm bath, the hot water increases the body temperature and relaxes the muscles.
Researchers say that there is an association between a fiber rich diet and a decreased risk of knee osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis of the knee is a very painful condition. The pain, swelling, and stiffness associated with this condition can interfere with daily activities of life.
Here are natural painkiller alternatives to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Nsaid painkillers)
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs also known as Nsaid painkillers, are making headlines lately, but not for the right reasons. The BBC is reporting on a recent study that revealed that, heart attack risk is higher for people taking high doses of common Nsaid painkillers. But, if taking Nsaid painkillers might damage your heart what are the natural painkiller alternatives to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs?
OTC pain relievers at some point will come with side effects, but natural home remedies for pain usually have no side effects.
Pain can be acute or chronic and when it happens all most people can think of is how to get relief.
Researchers say present jellyfish sting recommendations may worsen stings. They have found vinegar and heat along with Sting No More Spray and Cream works best to treat jellyfish stings.
Jellyfish stings can ruin a nice day at the beach. Following old recommendations to treat painful jellyfish stings seems to only make things worse.
A recent study has shown craniosacral therapy to be effective in improving pain intensity, functional disability, and health-related quality of life. It is a non-invasive approach that uses gentle manual palpation techniques to release fascial restrictions between the cranium and the sacrum.
In this study, 54 patients were randomized into either 8 weekly units of craniosacral therapy or light-touch sham treatment.
Researchers say there is a great deal of promise in light therapy for the treatment of chronic pain.
Chronic pain can be very debilitating. Drugs to treat pain carry with them the risk of a myriad of adverse side effects including addiction, tolerance and withdrawal.
New York has added a new category that lets more patients avail of the addicting controversial drug.
The state of New York has just added chronic pain as a qualifying condition that allows doctors in-state to prescribe marijuana to patients.
Can Using Earplugs Make You Not Need Painkillers? Here's Why Sleep Is So Important and How You Can Improve Yours
Can a $3 pair of earplugs save you thousands of dollars in insurance and pharmaceutical costs by making you not need painkillers? Here's the deal with sleep and how to improve yours.
Recent news reveals shocking information that about 33 percent of Americans who've been prescribed and taken painkillers end up addicted. Here's what you can do to fight and prevent addiction if you're currently taking painkillers.
Over 116 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, and treating that pain costs over $635 billion annually in the U.S. alone. Answers to the centuries-old question, “Why must we feel pain?” are finally available. Kristi Hughes writes.
The new book by Harvard-trained pain specialist Aneesh Singla, MD, Why It Hurts: A Physician’s Insights on the Purpose of Pain (January 17, 2017), dives
Are you feeling more aches and pains and getting sore faster in the winter? Doctors say that colder temperatures can worsen conditions associated with chronic pain. Here are a few things you can do to help alleviate these winter nags.
Tai Chi is a low-impact mind-body exercise with many health benefits, including the relief of chronic neck pain and improved quality of life.
Also called tai chi chuan, Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that is also practiced as a graceful form of exercise.
Do you suffer from pain and your doctor doesn’t seem to be of any help? Here’s a video about some causes of unexplainable pain and three common myths that could be interfering with your finding any relief.
According to a recent ABC News Good Morning America episode, millions of people suffer from chronic pain with at least half not finding any relief, let alone an accurate diagnosis to ident
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A new U.S. study has reviewed trial results on complementary health approaches for pain relief and has determined complementary health approaches often appear effective for helping to manage many pain conditions.
Pain is a very debilitating condition which often leads to treatment with drugs that cause even more problems due lack of effectiveness and side effects issues.
Are you struggling with fibromyalgia and wondering if St. John’s wort can help you?
St. John’s wort is a popular herb that has medicinal qualities and has been used as a natural remedy. Fibromyalgia patients share that this herb may help reduce depression and improve sleep.
If you're pregnant, you should stop taking Aspirin, Advil, and related pain relievers. New studies show it could be harming your baby's health.
Scientists have just released a statement finding that acetaminophen can cause harm to prenatal children.
Acetaminophen is marketed as an effective painkiller that is safer than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin or ibuprofen, which are associated with more complaints of stomach discomfort or bleeding. However, because acetaminophen and products containing that drug are available over-the-counter, a common misconception is that they are not dangerous. For some people, even going slightly over the recommended amount can cause acute liver failure or kidney failure - conditions that can have deadly consequences.
Unfortunately, this hit all too close to home. In 2012, a good friend of mine went to the doctor for what he thought was back strain. He was prescribed Tylenol 3.
As a physician anesthesiologist and pharmacist, it can be challenging to treat patients living with a chronic pain diagnosis. For most people, pain is temporary and can resolve quickly. But for more than 100 million Americans, there is no end to pain. Chronic pain can be debilitating and oftentimes varies from being broad or focused, dull or sharp, distracting or excruciating.
So many factors increase the likelihood of experiencing chronic pain, especially if you are older or female. In general, women report having more pain than men.
Researchers have found an immune system signature that is present in people who have been newly diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), providing "robust evidence" that the disease has a biological basis.
Led by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, the researchers looked at the immune systems of 298 patients suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome and 348 people without the disease
When it comes to fighting heroin and the abuse of prescription medications, a potent new painkiller is stirring a debate that has one side fighting to protect the rights of chronic pain patients and the other side trying to fight the war on drugs.
The neck and shoulder areas are one of the most used parts of your body. The overuse and improper support of the muscles in this region can have an impact in more ways than one. Read on to see how to recognize what you may be doing wrong and how to improve get back on track.
The neck and shoulder areas are one of the most used parts of your body. The overuse and improper support of the muscles in this region can have an impact in more ways than one.
Pharmaceutical companies are always researching to find the new and improved pain medication. Often times it is within nature where they look for answers. Perhaps the next great break through will come from a little frog from Equador, a sea snail from the Pacific or a deadly spider from Australia.
According to Dr. Oz there’s a new painkiller called Zohydro that is so addictive that it has been found to drive patients to heroin addiction.
“Today, a big change in the medical community that has me scared—I’m talking about a new prescription painkiller so addictive that dealers are already giving it street names.