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9 Natural Remedies for Back Pain Relief

Few things can be as immediately disabling as back pain. Our backs are a delicate and complex structure of muscles, ligaments, joints, and bones. Back pain can be caused by a wide range of injuries, dehydration, inflammation, and certain underlying...

Tendonitis: When Tennis Elbow Has You Down for the Game

A painful condition, tendonitis involves inflammation of the tendons—fibrous cords connecting muscles to bones. Commonly occurring in the knees, heels, shoulders, elbows, and wrists, tendonitis leads to swelling and discomfort when moving the affected body part. You might know tendonitis...

What Is Psoriasis: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

A chronic skin condition, psoriasis affects up to 2.2% of Americans. Still, many people know next to nothing about this debilitating illness. So, what is psoriasis, anyway? A disease in which the life cycle of skin cells is accelerated, psoriasis...

Hashimoto’s Disease: When the Thyroid Sleeps on the Job

Hashimoto’s disease, or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, is named after Dr. Hakaru Hashimoto, a Japanese physician and scientist. In the early 20th century, Dr. Hashimoto discovered a new form of thyroiditis, or inflammation of the thyroid gland. That new form of thyroiditis...

What Is Fibromyalgia and Is There a Cure for the Pain?

Fibromyalgia is a disorder in which one experiences chronic pain and tenderness to touch. It is sometimes described as oversensitivity to sensations such as touch, light, or sound. Fibromyalgia pain and tenderness may come and go and are usually felt...

Types of Juvenile Arthritis and the Best Course of Treatment

Juvenile arthritis affects nearly 300,000 children in this country and can make enjoying the activities of adolescence challenging. This disease has many subcategories, including inflammatory, rheumatic, and autoimmune diseases that affect the joints of children before their 18th birthday. Luckily...

TMJ: Symptoms, Treatment, Pain Relief

TMJ is an abbreviation for temporomandibular joint, the joint that connects each side of the jaw to the skull. TMJ is also commonly used to refer to temporomandibular disorders. When someone references a TMJ disorder, he or she is usually...

Struggling with Back Pain? You May Benefit from 1 of These 6 Psoas Muscle Exercises

You may not be sure exactly where to find your psoas muscle, or exactly how to pronounce psoas (“so-is”), but experts agree it’s one of the most vitally important muscles in the entire human body. Here’s a quick introduction: your...

Do You Have an Overpronation Problem? Learn About Symptoms, Underlying Causes and Treatment Options

If you’ve ever heard someone say they have “flat feet,” what they really mean is that they have an overpronation problem. Overpronation occurs when the arch of your foot collapses downward, causing your entire foot to roll inward. This can...

What Is Psoriatic Arthritis? Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Psoriatic arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis that can affect a person with the skin disease psoriasis. It may target any joint in your body, and symptoms vary from person to person. In some individuals, psoriatic arthritis is mild,...

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