Pain

Pain

Ask the Doctor: Heel Pain; Fatigue & Low Energy

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Q: I have pain in the bottom of my foot, in the area of my heel. What could this be?

A: It’s possible that you have plantar fasciitis, characterized by pain in the morning when you take your first step, followed by slight improvement, and then more pain later in the  … Read More

Manage Migraines to Improve Your Quality of Life

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If you suffer from migraines, you know how debilitating these headaches and their associated symptoms can be.

Migraine affects more than 10 percent of people worldwide. Roughly one-third of migraine sufferers expe-rience what is known as an “aura,” a visual disturbance that appears as flashing lights, zigzag lines, or a temporary  … Read More

Frequent Headaches? Identify the Type to Get the Best Treatment

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Most people experience an occasional headache that is relieved by an over-the-counter pain medication. However, if you have headaches that frequently affect your ability to function, don’t assume that there’s no solution. Work with your physician or a specialist to identify what type of headaches you have so you can  … Read More

Ease Neck and Shoulder Pain

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If your shoulders ache and your neck hurts after sitting at a computer, driving a car, or engaging in any activity that involves bending your head and neck forward, the culprit is likely to be your trapezius muscles, commonly referred to as “traps.” Your traps are broad, triangular muscles that  … Read More

Fibromyalgia Further Worsens Function in Patients with RA

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Fully 20 percent of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients also are afflicted with fibromyalgia (FM), compared to 2.5 percent in the general population who suffer from FM alone, according to a new study by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. Participants were involved in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Rheumatoid  … Read More

Treatment is Available to Ease Your Chronic Pain

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Persistent pain is a devastating condition that affects as many as 90 million Americans. Unlike short-term, acute pain—the kind that happens when you sprain an ankle—persistent pain may last for months, or even years. Whether the source of your suffering is arthritis, back pain, or nerve pain, it is important  … Read More



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