What Can I Do For My Hurt Toe?

sprained, jammed or broken toe

We usually don’t think about our toes until one of them hurts! We’ve all done it – probably more than once. Stubbed our toe, dropped something on it, kicked the ball too hard, had a door or dresser jump in our way – leaving our toe throbbing and wondering what can I do for my hurt toe?

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Topricin Pain Relief Cream- No Smell or Sting

Topricin Pain Relief Cream

Chronic pain sufferers know what it’s like to try to get through the day without pain. Taking oral prescription pain pills and over-the-counter anti-inflammatories, like ibuprofen and acetaminophen, may help but can cause unpleasant side effects. Topical treatments, like menthol balms and lotions with capsaicin (an ingredient found in hot peppers), may temporarily relieve pain but can sting your skin …

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May is National Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis Awareness Month

Did you know that arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the US today?  Here are a few astounding facts:

More than 40 million Americans have been diagnosed with arthritis
There are more than 100 forms of this crippling disease
It affects an estimated 53 million adults and 300,000 children

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What Can I Do About My Trigger Finger?

Trigger Finger

If your finger or thumb “locks” in a bent position then suddenly pops back out when you try to straighten it– like a trigger on a gun- you may have Trigger Finger. Trigger finger is caused by inflammation of the tissue that surrounds the tendons in your fingers. This inflammation can cause stiffness, limit your movement and ultimately make it …

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What Is Plantar Fasciitis and How Can I Treat It?

what is plantar fasciitis

You get out of the bed in the morning and as you take your first steps to the kitchen you feel a burning, stabbing pain on the bottom of your foot. You think you might have plantar fasciitis. But you’re not really sure?   “What is plantar fasciitis and how do you treat it”  is a question that many ask.

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Arthritis and Fibromyalgia – What Are the Differences?

arthritis and fibromyalgia

While they’re very different, Arthritis and Fibromyalgia (FMS) are two painful conditions that commonly go together.  Often confused for the same condition, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Fibromyalgia are medically two different health problems that share very similar symptoms.

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I Think I Have de Quervain’s – What Should I Do About It?

dequervains tenosynovitis

If it hurts every time you turn your wrist, grasp something or make a fist- you are probably looking for the answer to what is causing your thumb pain? After doing some research, you may be saying to yourself  “I think I have de Quervain’s”.  This blog will help you to understand de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis and what you can do …

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Is It A Sprain or a Strain? What Are the Differences?

sprain or strain

It’s happened to many of us–  you’re on the tennis court or going for a long walk or run. As you take your next step or swing your racquet you feel the pain in your knee, wrist or elbow.  It hurts and it feels like it may be swollen?  You think your injury is a sprain or maybe a strain, …

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What Type of Knee Brace is Right for Me?

KS7 Knee Compression Sleeve for knee arthritis, runners knee

Does your knee bother you when you’re working outside in the yard, taking a walk or playing tennis? Knee pain can affect your daily activities, especially if you’re an active person or on your feet a lot. If you suffer from knee pain, you’re probably looking for something to help ease your discomfort and answer the question- what type of …

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How Does Compression Help with Swelling?

wrist compression sleeve for carpal tunnel syndrome

No doubt you’ve seen athletes wearing them – super tight-fitting clothing, sleeves and gloves thought to reduce soreness, help muscles heal and enhance performance. In addition to helping athletes, compression is also used to help treat many medical conditions. So how does compression help? 

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