Surgery: Its Not Your Only Option

Although surgery is often the best option when your arthritis pain becomes too much and doesnt respond to other treatments, theres a lot you can do to postpone the need for surgery. If your arthritis is caught early enough, a variety of experts can often put together a therapeutic plan to help you manage your pain, slow your disease and delay what may only seem inevitable. …

Pain And The Power Of Positive Thinking

Has a well-intentioned friend ever told you that your arthritic pain is a product of your imagination-that its all in your mind? Well, your friend was probably wrong. Pain can, indeed, be real. Anchored soundly in your physiology, it can play a valuable role in drawing your attention to the parts of your body that have gone haywire and need fixing. …

Zapping Chronic Tendon Pain

Patients suffering from debilitating tennis elbow, heel pain, and other chronic tendon injuries often face an unpleasant last resort when they fail drug therapy and rehab-the knife. But now, doctors at The Cleveland Clinic have developed a shocking new way to relieve their pain. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a non-surgical procedure that replaces the scalpel with powerful acoustic waves. The exact mechanism remains unclear, but its believed that the sound waves destroy…

If It Sounds Too Good To Be True…

Millions continue to shell out billions for phony treatments-and arthritis patients are among the biggest victims.

Manipulating Back Pain

Chiropractic therapy can bring modest pain relief, but its wise to explore more traditional treatments first.