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Safe And Effective Natural Remedies For Plantar Fasciitis

Jul 25 2017 - 9:06am
Natural Remedies Foot Pain Plantar Fasciitis

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.

Rethinking RICE: The Old Standard Method May Not Actually Be the Best Treatment for Acute Injuries

Jul 12 2017 - 6:10pm
Sports injury RICE protocol

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.

Here are natural painkiller alternatives to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Nsaid painkillers)

May 10 2017 - 5:27am
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?

Craniosacral therapy (CST) proven to relieve chronic neck pain and migraines

Mar 15 2017 - 12:09am
craniosacral therapy helps with neck pain and migraine

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.

Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Panadol, Excedrin) #8 on the Top 10 Most Dangerous Drugs List

Oct 27 2015 - 8:53am
Acetaminophen, Tylenol, Panadol, Excedrin

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.

How To Curb the Chronic Pain Epidemic With Exponential Technology

Oct 2 2015 - 4:31pm
Dr. Anita Gupta on Chronic Pain Treatment

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.

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