Minor Arthritis Pain
You may not know what causes arthritis, but you sure know the effects. If you’ve started to experience pain and stiffness in your joints as you get older, you may suspect you have arthritis. The first thing you should do is see a doctor for a proper diagnosis, but here’s some information you might find useful in understanding what it all means.
The Basics of Arthritis
One of the most common types of arthritis is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis can occur when the cartilage in your joints begins to deteriorate. As a result, the bones that were normally separated and cushioned by this cartilage can begin to rub against each other. This may be the cause of some of the pain you are experiencing.
Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition, but there are treatment options to relieve your minor arthritis pain*.
There are a variety of options for treating, managing and relieving your pain.
If you’ve ever experienced back pain, you’re far from alone. Almost everyone experiences back pain at some point in their lives. But when it starts to interfere with your daily life, you realize how important it can be to treat it. Having a basic understanding of what causes that pain can help you manage it better.
The Basics of Back Pain
Lower back pain affects millions of Americans and can be acute (lasting from a few days to a few weeks) or chronic (lasting three months or more). Whether it’s caused by a sudden injury or simply by long-term stress, acute back pain is almost always mechanical in nature — the result of trauma to the back or a disorder like arthritis. It can even radiate to other parts of the body, making day-to-day motion extremely difficult. It is important to speak to your doctor before you start any treatment as there are many causes of back pain.
Low back pain can often be treated without surgery through the use of exercise, stretching and various medications, among other techniques. Here are just a few ideas on how to manage back pain:
Knee pain can make even the simplest activities difficult. Thankfully, you can do something about it.
Knees are among the most important joints in your body. They keep you mobile and make a range of activities possible. So when you start to feel pain, it’s a good idea to visit your doctor and find out why, and to treat it quickly.
The Basics of Knee Pain
Your knees support the weight of your body and provide stability as well as a “hinge” to help keep your body moving. But between standing, walking, running, jumping, crouching and turning, it’s easy to see how there are plenty of ways to sustain injury. Whether you’re suffering from arthritis or you’ve injured yourself, it’s good to know what treatment options are available to reduce the pain.
There are several non-invasive treatments that work at managing knee pain. Here are just a few that are easy to apply:
Millions of Americans suffer from shoulder pain each year. Here are a few tips on how to treat it.
The shoulder may be the most movable joint in the body, but it’s also one of the most unstable. As a result, many people come to experience pain in that area. When you start to experience shoulder pain, you should visit your doctor to find out why. Managing it before it gets any worse should be a priority.
The Basics of Shoulder Pain
The reason so many people experience pain in their shoulders is the design of the joint itself. The shoulder joint is highly dependent on the surrounding muscles and ligaments to hold it in place. As a result, sprains, strains, dislocations, separations, tendinitis, torn rotator cuffs, fractures and arthritis are common.
There are several simple treatments that work at managing the pain. Here are just a few:
It's your life. Pain shouldn't get in the way.
When pain starts, you want it to stop without interrupting your day again and again. Aleve is the only over-the-counter pain reliever that can give you relief all day strong, all day long, with just two pills. Each pill has the strength to last 12 hours.
* Source: Symphony Health Solutions, Q3 2014.
† Source: IRI Household Panel, Q3 2014.
‡ Source: Pharmacy Times OTC Guide, 2014.
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