Opioids are powerful painkillers but aren’t usually for chronic pain. They are highly addictive, cause unwelcome side effects and often aren’t effective long-term.
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Find tips for daily living and the latest breakthroughs in treating adult and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, vasculitis, osteoporosis, gout and more from our Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute.
Older Americans can easily strain a shoulder. Here's how to recognize the difference between a rotator cuff injury that can result and a more common culprit: tendonitis.
Colas and coffee affect women's bone density and could lead to osteoporosis. But tea -- even the kind with caffeine -- and other sodas do not. And men are not affected at all. Confused? You're not alone.
Choosing where to have physical or occupational therapy after surgery or an injury is an important part of your recovery. Find key questions to ask for the most convenient and effective therapy.
Many of the outdoor activities we love pose a risk of wrist or ankle fractures. Find out how to tell a fracture from a sprain (hint: often only your doctor can) and what treatment to expect.
Too often, we treat pain with medications. Unfortunately, many pain medications have bad side effects. They also can be addictive. If you're struggling with pain, consider all the alternatives.
Hip and knee replacements eliminate pain and improve movement. They are also becoming more common in younger, more active patients. Learn about the latest innovations as both prosthetics and surgical techniques improve.
Autumn is almost here and that means it's time for young athletes to begin practicing and conditioning for fall school sports. But before your child begins, make sure he or she undergoes a sports physical.
As people live longer and are more active, they expect more in their golden years. They want to move well and without pain. For some, hip or knee replacements can help. But joint replacement isn't a solution for everyone. Find out if it's something to consider.
Discover the best way to ease pain from a strained muscle, a sprained ligament, a headache, a sore back or an aching knee. Cleveland Clinic experts in sports medicine, neurology and rheumatology weigh in.