Category Archive for: ‘Pain’

The Problem of Breast Pain in Women Who Exercise

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS In the days before the London Marathon last year, scientists from the Research Group in Breast Health at the University of Portsmouth in England approached female racers at the event’s registration center and asked them to complete an anonymous questionnaire about their exercise habits and breast health. Gretchen Reynolds on the science of fitness. Marathon, half-marathon, 10K …

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Ask Well: Exercises for Shoulder Pain

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS What are some exercises and tips for those of us with shoulder (rotator cuff) injuries and pain? It seems to be very common. You are certainly right that sore shoulders are common, especially as a person ages. About half of all middle-aged tennis players suffer from shoulder pain, according to a 2012 study in The British Journal of Sports …

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The Boy With a Thorn in His Joints

  By SUSANNAH MEADOWS When my son, Shepherd, was 3 years old, he and his twin brother, Beau, took soccer lessons for the first time. They were so excited that they slept in their uniforms — a purple T-shirt with a yellow star kicking the ball with one of its points — the night before their first practice. But when …

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Ask Well: Squats for Aging Knees

Ask Well: Squats for Aging Knees By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Ask Well I’m looking for exercises to strengthen aging knees. I’m in my late 60s, and I take part in dancing, weightlifting and yoga. All this makes me feel good, gives me plenty of energy and helps me control my weight. But my knees hurt enough to make me wonder how …

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Overweight Kids May be at Higher Risk for Back Pain

December 1, 2009LA Times Obese and overweight children are at higher risk for conditions such as diabetes and high cholesterol, studies have shown, but they may also be more susceptible to back pain and spinal problems. In a study presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Radiological Society in Chicago, researchers found a link between having a …

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Five Ways to Avoid Injury While Shovelling Snow

December 11, 2009The Expositor Shoveling snow can be a pain in more ways than one. These tips will help keep your back in top shape: -Don’t let the snow pile up: If the weather report calls for several days of snow, frequent shovelling will allow you to move smaller amounts of snow at once. It’s far less strenthous in the …

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Diverse Reasons Cited for Skipping Diabetes, Pain Meds

December 14, 2009Modern Medicine Financial pressures may cause patients who take both pain and diabetes medications to forgo both, but those who selectively cut out only diabetes medications often do so because of depression or negative beliefs about the medications, according to a study in the December issue of Diabetes Care. Jacob E. Kurlander, M.D., of the University of Michigan …

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Persistent Pain May Speed Signs of Aging, Study Reveals

September 29, 2009Medill Reports ChicagoRenee Park Clarise Hildreth, 88, has pain in the knees, stiffness and wears a pain patch. The resident of the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center in Chicago’s West Side, was diagnosed with a severe arthritic condition affecting her spine. But while she suffers from pain, she still enjoys participating in daily activities, including shopping and going …

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Pain Beyond Words, and an Impulse Just to Endure

September 21, 2009www.nytimes.comDanna Jennings In each case, I was humbled by pain that to me seemed to transcend the basic medical scale of 1 (mildest) to 10 (most severe). And pain is a path to humility. When it hurts just to wriggle up in bed, elbows digging into the mattress for support, you generally don’t think of yourself as sitting …

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Five Ways To Reduce Inflammation Naturally

August 28, 2009The Huffington PostDr. Robert A. Kornfeld What happened the last time you felt pain in your body? Did you reach for an ibuprofen or go to your doctor for a prescription drug? If so, you may have suppressed your single most essential bodily function for healing. Too often we think of inflammation as something to get rid of …

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