Exercise & Prevention

Chasing Pain: Its A Stretch

If you want to stay strong and flexible, resistance bands are an easy and convenient alternative to weights and machines.

Goodbye Gout

Imagine waking up in the middle of the night with your big toe throbbing fiercely-as if someone had poked it with a hot iron. Chances are you have gout. Acute gout attacks are unmistakable, says Dr. Brian Mandell, education program director of rheumatology and immunologic disease at The Cleveland Clinic. They are excruciating episodes usually involving a joint in the lower extremities and are characterized by redness, swelling, extreme pain, and skin sensitivity. …

Manipulating Back Pain

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

Easing Morning Stiffness

The key is preparing your body before you get out of bed.

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.