Category Archives: Pain Relieving Tips

My Elbow Hurts – Do I Have Tennis Elbow?

tennis elbow pain

Tennis Elbow is a common cause of elbow pain. Despite its name – you don’t have to play tennis to suffer from it. Although it’s true that tennis players and other “racquet sports” players are prone to this injury, other …

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My Wrist and Elbow Hurt – Common Golf Injuries

Elbow wrap on golf course

With summer in full swing, if you are a golfer– you are probably hitting the fairways. And although golf is considered to be a low impact sport, chances are as the season progresses you could experience an injury or aches …

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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 …

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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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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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My Feet Hurt – Orthotics for Your Foot Pain

my feet hurt orhtotics for foot pain

Foot pain is no laughing matter! And for adults and especially for those with arthritis it is very common.  Although “barking dogs” are a common problem, there is no need to suffer. If you find yourself repeatedly saying my feet …

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5 Ways to Relieve Carpal Tunnel Pain at Work

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome pain

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. That wrist pain and annoying numbness and tingling sensation that can be felt in your thumb, index and middle fingers; that weakness in your hands that makes it difficult to grab your cup of coffee or uncomfortable …

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Is Plantar Fasciitis More Common in the Summer?

Plantar fasciitis and summer

The weather is warm. The flowers are blooming. Your outdoor activities have increased. And, ouch, the bottom of your foot really hurts! That pain could be Plantar Fasciitis  – inflammation and stress of the plantar fascia.(The ligament that runs across the …

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Will a Cortisone Shot Help My Plantar Fasciitis or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Cortisone Shot for plantar fasciitis or carpal tunnel syndrome

“Please, just give me a shot” is a common plea of patients to their healthcare provider. For people suffering with arthritis, tendinitis, or another form of joint inflammation, a cortisone shot can quickly reduce and even eliminate …

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Choosing a Splint – Which One Is Right for You?

Oh My Arthritis Thumb Splints

When you hurt, you want to feel better- quickly! If you have arthritis, golfer’s elbow, hammertoes, trigger thumb or other health conditions or injuries, you may need a splint to decrease your pain, improve your function, and help speed …

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