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Managing Aches & Pains

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  • Between 10% and 55% of the world's population suffer chronic pain, and many of these people still work and study. Learn how you can manage your pain levels at work and school.

    How I Work Despite Chronic Pain

    How I Work Despite Chronic Pain

    by Kymberly Fergusson3

  • What is Ichthyosis, and what can you do to help treat it? There isn't a lot of information out there on this skin disorder, so I'm offering some tips from my own experience to help others who suffer from it.

    Living With Ichthyosis and How I Managed It

    Living With Ichthyosis and How I Managed It

    by Riley Clark31

  • For those of us who do hard physical labor, whether it's for a living or just fixing up your home, back pain is inevitable. It's just part of the deal. I've found some things to make it heal faster.

    How I Treat a Strained Back

    How I Treat a Strained Back

    by Portamenteff0

  • Fed up with daily, all-around foot pain, I decided to try a few different pain relief methods to see what would work. Here I describe six ways to relieve foot pain that worked really well for me.

    6 Things That Helped Me Relieve My Foot Pain

    6 Things That Helped Me Relieve My Foot Pain

    by Ramona1

  • I had a herniated disc (L5-S1) and suffered for five grueling months of different treatments before I got surgery. Here I explore those options I tried; others share their experiences in the comments.

    Herniated Disc Treatment Options and My Experience

    Herniated Disc Treatment Options and My Experience

    by Jason Menayan101

  • Traveling with back pain and sciatica is a challenge. I would like to share some useful tips from my personal experience, as well as guidance from others, that will make it easier for you.

    My Back Pain and Sciatica Travel Tips

    My Back Pain and Sciatica Travel Tips

    by raintree13

  • Lower back pain affects more than 80% of people at some point in their lives. It hurts to sit, walk, and lie in bed. These natural treatments are effective and can be done easily in your own home.

    Sciatic Pain: My Natural Treatments and Home Remedies

    Sciatic Pain: My Natural Treatments and Home Remedies

    by Kymberly Fergusson120

  • All at once, I had symptomatic arthritis. It hurt. It made me tired. I didn't want to take pills for the rest of my life. This is how I learned to live with it and be okay about it.

    Living With Arthritis

    Living With Arthritis

    by Sue Pratt2

  • Gout is a form of arthritis that usually attacks the foot—and can be extremely painful. This article examines the day-by-day symptoms of a gout attack for the first week.

    My First Week of Gout Pain and How I Treated It

    My First Week of Gout Pain and How I Treated It

    by Charlie Claywell5

  • Recently, I started feeling excruciating hip and back pain, numbness in my leg and trouble standing straight, walking or sleeping. An osteopath diagnosed tension in the psoas muscle. Here's what I learned about "psoas syndrome" and what to do when it starts to hurt.

    A Pain in the Psoas

    A Pain in the Psoas

    by David A Cohen2

  • Costochondritis, or chest wall pain, can be painful and can cause mobility problems. These are the exercises that help me manage this condition.

    Managing My Costochondritis With Exercise

    Managing My Costochondritis With Exercise

    by Kymberly Fergusson50

  • Using the same muscles, day in and day out, can really take a toll on your wrists, causing carpal tunnel to develop. Here's a personal guide to how I deal with this condition.

    How I Deal With Carpal Tunnel as an Artist

    How I Deal With Carpal Tunnel as an Artist

    by Noelle17

  • For those who have just gotten—or are just about to get—a PMR diagnosis, you may be wondering if there is a cure. Is the pain ever going to end? Here's the long answer to your question.

    Is There a Cure for Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)?

    Is There a Cure for Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)?

    by Joanna Fonté0

  • Working and having a successful career with fibromyalgia is possible! Learn how to save energy, be productive, and stay healthy in the workplace.

    How I Manage Fibromyalgia at Work

    How I Manage Fibromyalgia at Work

    by Kymberly Fergusson3

  • TMD (Temporomandibular joint disorder) is a problem that takes place in the jaw region. TMD sufferers experience a lot of pain and discomfort, such as headaches, difficulty chewing, or a stiff feeling in their jaw. The severity of TMD varies, and different ways can be used to reduce the pain, such as exercises and possibly surgery.

    My Experience With Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)

    My Experience With Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)

    by emilybee11

  • Chronic calf pain can keep you from enjoying the sport of running. Find out what causes this type of pain and how you can treat it at home. This article is based on my personal experience.

    How I Treat My Chronic Calf Pain From Running

    How I Treat My Chronic Calf Pain From Running

    by charlesspock8

  • Migraines. More people struggle with them than you may think—myself included. In this article, I'll uncover some of the mysteries around migraines that have left many people frustrated with their condition. Having a better understanding can help you tackle your problems more effectively.

    6 Things You Should Know About Migraines—From a Migraine Sufferer

    6 Things You Should Know About Migraines—From a Migraine Sufferer

    by Chris Norris0

  • Chronic pain sufferers frequently deal with anxiety and depression. I have found a better quality of life, and even pain relief, through therapeutic writing and meditational prayer.

    Write and Pray Through Chronic Pain

    Write and Pray Through Chronic Pain

    by Miriam Selle Nazario1

  • Information about pinched nerves, nerve damage, and peripheral neuropathy. Videos by health care professionals are included.

    Nerve Damage: My Experience

    Nerve Damage: My Experience

    by Holle Abee19

  • Problems with your TMJ can be painful and long-lasting. Find out what causes it, symptoms, and treatments that may help ease the pain. If you think you have TMD, go see a professional for proper treatment for the best success.

    My Experience With Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

    My Experience With Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

    by Lisa3

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