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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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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I Think I Have Thumb Arthritis – What Do I Do About It?

thumb arthritis

What is Thumb Arthritis?
CMC joint arthritis also known as thumb arthritis occurs at the base of your thumb, where your thumb and wrist meet. Named for the bones that make up the base of your thumb – a Carpal (wrist) bone and a Metacarpal or long bone of the thumb – the (CMC) joint is the most common …

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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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What Is A Swan Neck Finger Deformity?

Swan Neck Finger Deformity

What is a Swan Neck deformity?

A Swan Neck finger deformity is a condition where the middle joint of the finger hyper-extends or bends backwards and the end joint near the fingernail, flexes or bends downwards.

How do you get a Swan Neck deformity?

The most common causes of a Swan Neck deformity are Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), a ligament injury …

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