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Joint Pain Causes, Remedies & Treatments for Relief

Joint Pain Causes, Remedies & Treatments for Relief

According to the findings of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), around 15 million people report experiencing severe joint pain related to arthritis, with half of these adults reporting persistent pain. According to a separate 2016 study by Joint Pain Epidemiology, symptomatic osteoarthritis affects from 10% to 15% of the global population, with over 27 million people in the US and 8.5 million in the UK. Furthermore, data from the European Health Interview Surveys showed that the knee, hand, and hip as the most affected regions in the human body. In this article, we'll break down the causes of acute and chronic joint pain as well as the most recommended joint pain treatments.

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Six Kinesiology Tape Benefits (Explained by a Chiropractor)

Six Kinesiology Tape Benefits (Explained by a Chiropractor)

You may have noticed it on the arms and legs of your favorite professional and collegiate athletes. You may see it on people working out at your local gym or on runners competing in a 5k race. Even though it became a worldwide sensation in the 2008 Summer Olympics, thanks to the United States women's volleyball team, Kinesiology tape has been around since the 1970s. All thanks to the Japanese chiropractor Dr. Kenzo Kase. 

Kinesiology tape is commonly used but remains a mystery by many. We see athletes use it all the time, but never quite understand what for. These six benefits offer insight and answer common questions such as "how does kinesiology tape work," "what is kinesiology tape good for," and "can you reuse kinesiology tape."

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The 2021 Ultimate Guide to Arthritis

The 2021 Ultimate Guide to Arthritis

From 2013 to 2015, about 22.7% of U.S. adults were diagnosed with some form of arthritis each year. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this number is projected to increase as the population grows and ages. The CDC predicts 78 million, or 26%, of U.S. adults will be diagnosed with arthritis by 2040.

Although so many people are and will be affected by arthritis, it is not commonly understood. It is often thought of as a disease only affecting older adults. Anyone of any age can have arthritis, and it is never too early or too late to learn about it. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place! This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to better understand, watch out for, and manage arthritis.

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The 2020 Ultimate Guide to TENS Units

The 2020 Ultimate Guide to TENS Units

If you’re looking for pain relief, you may have considered or had TENS units recommended to you. They’re incredibly popular nowadays, and many people swear by them to relieve all different kinds of ailments. But if you’re new to TENS therapy, it can be overwhelming to try to research what it is and if it’s a good fit for you in particular. 

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know about TENS units, including what they are, how to use them, and how to find the best unit for you.  

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The Dangers of Long Term Ibuprofen use for Arthritis Pain Management

The Dangers of Long Term Ibuprofen use for Arthritis Pain Management

About 54.4 million adults in the U.S. have been clinically diagnosed as having arthritis, which is the inflammation of the musculoskeletal, specifically the joints. Many patients that have arthritis are treated with ibuprofen, a non-steroidal drug that reduces inflammation and is commonly used to alleviate arthritis pain. If used correctly and sparingly, medicines that contain ibuprofen can be helpful and do not carry a high risk. However, if used over a long period and at high dosages, these drugs have dangerous side effects and can be very dang

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