Most people with arthritis will use some type of heat treatment at home on a regular basis to relieve arthritis pain. It can be as common and simple as a daily hot shower or bath, or a heating pad. There are other inexpensive options for home use as well.
Ice is an inexpensive yet very effective treatment for pain, inflammation, and swelling. Most clients do not appreciate the importance of cold treatments.
Chronic lower back and neck pain can be quite debilitating, impacting your ability to do daily activities and work duties. Facet injections are a good option for pain that is unresponsive to therapy.
I will explain the importance of the piriformis muscle, common places of trigger points and fascial adhesions found within the muscle, and effective ways to treat an overactive piriformis muscle.
With a shoulder injury or shoulder condition, you should prioritize pain management and gentle movements. Doing too much too soon can work against you. Use of ice and passive exercises explained.
Some vegetables like potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers can cause inflammation and arthritic pain in sensitive individuals. Find out why these foods may be bad for your health.
We cannot escape arthritis. However, contrar to what many people think, there are many self management strategies to get relief from arthritis pain and stiffness. Use of heat strategies, gloves and splints, exercises, and joint protection strategies are very effective.
These gift ideas for people living with chronic pain can help bring comfort and relief from the aches and strains associated with some illnesses and injuries.
An introduction to the different defense mechanisms with definitions and examples. A quiz is included to test your knowledge.
A contrast bath is the alternating use of warm and cold water. This technique is one of the best and most simple strategies to relieve arthritis pain and stiffness in the hands.
My experience with computer workstation ergonomics started when my occupational therapy practice shifted to clients with arm complaints. I realized the majority were desk workers. Ergonomics was always an issue.
Psoriatic arthritis is an autoimmune disease coupled with psoriasis. Causes treatments are discussed in full. This article also includes diet guidelines to alleviate the symptoms.
What is arthritis on a biological level, and how much does it cost Americans annually? Also, information about how to prevent this condition.
My top 3 exercises to strengthen the neck and upper back muscles, to reduce discomfort from desk work, and other activities that require sustained downward gaze and forward use of the arms.