As the temperature drops, you might experience joint pain, or your joint pain may get worse. This is normal and happens for a variety of reasons. So, why do your joints ache in cold weather? We aren't entirely sure, except that we know it's real, but here are some likely contributing factors: Barometric Pressure When the air pressure outside changes, so does the air pressure inside your joints. This means that high pressure, low … [Read more...] about It’s Cold Outside! Do your Joints Ache?
A pain in your back? Back pain is considered chronic if it continues for 12 weeks or more after the initial injury or cause is treated. About 20% of people affected by acute (short-term) back pain develop chronic back pain. Chronic back pain is not always caused by an easily identified underlying cause and it can continue despite treatment. So, if you have chronic back pain, here are some things you need to know: What Causes Back … [Read more...] about Do You Have Chronic Back Pain?
If you've been struggling with osteoarthritis pain, you're not alone. This is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people around the globe. But while it's common by the numbers, living with it can lead to uncommon levels of pain. If you're working to manage your osteoarthritis pain without seeking surgery, we have a few tips that might help. Tip 1: Know What You're Dealing With Sometimes, education is the first and best … [Read more...] about 3 Tips to Managing Osteoarthritis Pain
It's happened to all of us at some point. We start waking up with a mysterious ache in one of our shoulders and can't figure out what's changed. Since we can't remember any recent injuries or direct cause for the pain, we may start to wonder: does this mean arthritis has set in? And if so, what should I do? Does this mean I need surgery? Possible Reasons for Shoulder Pain If you haven't recently fallen or been in an accident, and … [Read more...] about What to Do When Shoulder Pain Means Arthritis
Among the most common symptoms of aging is muscle pain, known in the medical community as myalgia. However, this term does not just describe muscle pain. It also describes aches and pain affecting just about every part of your body, like your tendons and ligaments. Today, our pain specialists at Gateway Pain Solutions in Mesa, AZ discuss myalgia and fatigue. The 6 Most Common Causes of Myalgia Since myalgia is just a word that … [Read more...] about Treatment for Myalgia and Fatigue
One of the common issues people face as they age is cervical spondylosis. Approximately 90% of people will have the condition. Cervical spondylosis tends to develop somewhere in your 30s and usually manifests in your 60s. There is no need to worry because it is manageable. You may notice more neck pain, which may be a sign of cervical spondylosis. It is possible for some people not to be aware that they have it. However, it is important to … [Read more...] about The Symptoms and Causes of Cervical Spondylosis