Maybe you love to sleep on your stomach. Or you enjoy falling asleep on your back watching late-night TV. Find out why these habits can lead to pain, and get tips for a comfortable, neck- and spine-friendly sleep.
When you seek help for an aching knee, shoulder or other joint, one of the first things a doctor will do is try to see which of the two major types of arthritis you have. Three questions help give them the answer.
Get answers to nine questions about how doctors may use a regular treatment of cortisone injections to provide pain relief for joint pain.
Neck pain may signal a shoulder problem, and shoulder pain may signal a neck problem. Symptoms can overlap, too. Learn how experts tell the difference, and steps you can take to feel better.
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If you roll out of bed bleary-eyed each day, thinking, “Oh, my aching [insert painful joint here],” you’re not alone. Research shows that between 50 and 90 percent of people with chronic joint pain don’t sleep well. And, that sleep deprivation can lead to other health issues, including low energy, mood disorders and eating problems. … Read More
Contributor: William Seitz, MD, orthopaedic surgeon Arthritis of the shoulder, elbow and wrist can leave you in pain and feeling weak. It also can create a substantial loss of mobility and function. The good news is that there are some very effective techniques to addressing this problem, even in severe cases. Struggling with day-to-day function … Read More
While many of us associate torn rotator cuffs with baseball, people older than age 45 are increasingly at risk for this injury.
If you’re considering a nerve block for severe pain, your doctor can help you figure out what’s best for you. But here are 4 things to keep in mind.
Hunch over a computer keyboard all day and you might feel tightness in your neck. Hit two buckets of golf balls and you might feel pain in your shoulder. Sit in an awkward position for too long and you might feel tension in your back. Sore muscles usually feel better after a day or two … Read More
Whether it’s a painful shoulder, knee or elbow, tendonitis and bursitis are troublesome conditions that can affect just about anyone. The pain can come gradually, building up over time. Or it can feel sudden and severe. If you feel concerned or unsure about the cause of pain, see your doctor. But in many cases, it’s … Read More