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9 Facts About Arthritis We Uncovered In October

Since World Arthritis Day took place this month on the 12th, we felt it was important to cover many of the topics surrounding some of the major types of arthritis. From osteoarthritis to juvenile arthritis to rheumatoid arthritis, here's what we learned from our different posts this month on the blog.

Is High-Intensity Interval Training Right For You?

High-intensity interval training is extremely popular right now. Several franchise businesses have opened up across the country to help eager exercisers with fast, intense workouts that are supposed to have amazing long-term benefits and results. What exactly is high-intensity interval training? Many people think that it is very similar to

What Is Active Aging Week?

September 21 to 27, 2014 is Active Aging Week. Aging is a complicated process that is quite different for every individual. Not everyone will experience long term, chronic conditions and those that do can do something to mitigate the pain and reduce discomfort. Staying active can help reduce the risk

Raise Awareness On World Physical Therapy Day

September 8th, 2014 is World Physical Therapy Day (WPTD). The day is an opportunity for physical therapists from across the globe to bring awareness to the essential need for their skills. Physical therapy makes a positive impact for individuals suffering from a wide range of conditions. From injury recovery to

Zinc Supplements For Osteoarthritis

On February 13, 2014 Cell Press released a study that indicated zinc may be the missing link that can help osteoarthritis patients. The study showed that tissue damage caused by osteoarthritis is actually caused by a molecular pathway that helps to regulate and respond to zinc levels within cartilage cells.

An In-Depth Look Into A New Chronic Pain Treatment

Chronic pain is classified as any pain that lasts more than 3 months. This can be related to an injury that doesn't heal properly and continues to cause pain or a number of degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis. In the case of acute pain that transitions to chronic conditions, pain

Blocking Pain: New Research And Advancements

Chronic pain is generally classified as any pain that lasts more than 3 months. There are a number of conditions that can result in chronic pain. Occasionally an injury can heal incorrectly and become chronic. Other conditions, such as degenerative diseases, will cause pain that is difficult to treat and

Glucosamine For Chronic Pain

Currently the strongest supporting research for the use of a supplement for treating chronic pain goes to glucosamine sulfate, a naturally occurring compound found in our body's own connective tissue. It has been effectively synthetized and is frequently used to treat arthritis pain, especially in conjunction with chondroitin. Glucosamine is

Using Bromelain For Chronic Pain

Go ahead and drink that piña colada or throw some pineapple on the grill!  Research has shown that a compound found in pineapple called bromelain can help alleviate pain related to chronic conditions. The extract is created using the stem of the pineapple, but the compound can be found in all

How Capsaicin Can Help With Chronic Pain

While hot wing challenges and eating chili made with ghost peppers seems like a fool's errand, the chemical compounds found in several types of peppers have been proven to help with a variety of pain condition. Before we dive into the science of capsaicin for pain, it is interesting to