Pain Relief

Pain Relief

Starting Physical Therapy? Here’s How to Make Sure It Works

Physical therapy can relieve common pain conditions—if the underlying cause is correctly identified. How to ensure that the real problem gets treated…

Natural Healing Secrets for Women

Hidden Cause of Neck and Shoulder Pain: Low Hormones

Kara’s neck and shoulder pain had grown so acute she could hardly fasten her bra. Here’s the three-pronged approach that brought relief.

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A Fishy Explanation for Achy Knees and Hips

Eduardo was generally in good health, but had knee and hip pain that came and went without any apparent reason. Then we looked at his eating habits…

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Cannabis Helps with Pain—But Not by Taking It Away

Cannabinoid drugs help with pain, but not by lowering pain intensity. Instead, they make pain less unpleasant and more tolerable.

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Weak or Painful Hands? Try These Helpful Kitchen Hacks

If you have repetitive strain injury, arthritis or simply weak hands, here’s how you can help yourself in the kitchen.

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Holding Hands to Ease Pain

What if the simple act of holding your partner’s hand could bring him or her pain relief? Personal experience led one researcher to see if it could.

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Are You Making Your Spouse’s Chronic Pain Worse?

The way you react to your loved one’s pain can make it worse for him or her and erode your relationship. Here’s how to stop the vicious cycle.

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Four Natural Painkillers You Haven’t Heard Of

Move over Tylenol and Advil. There are natural pain relievers that work just as well as, or better than, over-the-counter…

Pain Relief in Motion

The Right Way to Stand and Walk for More Energy and Less Pain

Most people stand and walk with their feet too close together. Fix your stance and gait, and reverse chronic pain—in your back, hip, knee and more.

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Kratom: A Deadly Natural Painkiller

Kratom is promoted as a natural plant-based painkiller that can even help people get off opioids. But it can be deadly.

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Acupuncture: The Better Way to Fight Pain

If you're tired of popping pills for your pain, research shows that acupuncture may give you more relief than you'd imagine.

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Can Virtual Reality Replace Painkillers?

It sounds like science fiction, but there’s some serious science behind the idea of using virtual reality to ease pain. Read on.

Pain Relief in Motion

The Best Trigger Finger Cure (It’s Not Surgery or Cortisone)

Injections or surgery won’t fix trigger finger (when your finger is trapped in a bent position). But these exercises will.

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Pantry Fixes for a Burnt Tongue

Which muscle of the body, proportional to size, is the strongest? Yes, it’s the tongue! Along with licking stamps and…

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Simple Stretches to Relieve Pain

Those everyday aches and pains that we all experience are commonly chalked up to arthritis. But that condition is the…