PainCare Blog

Treating Athletic Injuries With Rice

October 19, 2006http://www.uihealthcare.com/topics/sportsmedicine/spor5115.html Sports injuries can occur no matter how careful people are. Many injuries are caused from overusing muscles and joints. Overuse injuries should not be ignored. They can take a long time to heal. Most sports injuries caused by overuse can be treated at home with RICE therapy. More… PainCareMD

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The Holiday Rush Can Be A Pain In The Neck…And Back…And Shoulder…Learn How To Prevent It

December 22, 2009http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/ To most of us the holiday season is all about tradition, fun, and family, but if we’re not careful, the holidays can also be a pain in the neck-literally-says the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Typical holiday activities, such as shopping “till you drop,” lifting heavy boxes and presents, and countless hours of cooking and baking, can …

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Athletes Warned Against The Misuse Of NSAIDs

December 17, 2009http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/ Athletes’ superstitions and rituals can help them get psyched up for contests, but when these rituals involve non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which many athletes gobble down before and during events, they could be causing more harm than good. “These agents are treatments for the symptoms of an injury, not the injury itself,” says Stuart Warden, whose research …

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American Society of Anesthesiologists Urges Americans to Fight Back Against Pain

December 16, 2009www.newswise.com Whether the result of injury, illness or a chronic condition, 70 million Americans experience pain annually. The individual pain sufferer may experience a diminished quality of life, lack of mobility and added stress. For the country as a whole, pain has far-reaching cost implications. It is estimated that more than 140 million work days are lost because …

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Correlational Study Shows Link Between Psychotropic Medication and Cardiac Events

December 14, 2009www.newswise.com Women with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) who report taking antidepressant and anti-anxiety medications have an increased risk of cardiovascular events, including heart attacks and strokes, and death compared to women not taking these medications, according to researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). Their paper, “Psychotropic medication use and risk of adverse …

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Health Buzz: Osteoporosis Drugs May Lower Breast Cancer Risk and Other Health News

December 11, 2009http://health.usnews.comMegan Johnson Drugs known as bisphosphonates, used to slow bone loss, may also protect against breast cancer, the New York Times reports. Findings from two studies showed that women who took the medications were less likely to develop breast tumors. One group of researchers looked at data on 151,592 postmenopausal women; among the 2,216 women taking bisphosphonates, the …

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Breathing Pure Oxygen Effective in Treating Cluster Headaches, Study Finds

December 15, 2009www.voanews.comVidushi Sinha Cluster headaches are described by sufferers as being more excruciating than childbirth or a gunshot wound. But a measure of relief may be in sight for these intensely painful headaches, which are also known as “suicide” headaches. A new study shows that breathing pure oxygen can considerably lessen the agony. For Petru Russo, the headaches can …

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Holidays, Medicines Don’t Always Mix

December 17, 2009www.stltoday.comCynthia Billhartz Gregorian The Missouri Regional Poison Center at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center sees a bump in calls this time of year, director Julie Weber says. Queries from callers range from how to deal with the child who ate poinsettia blooms to grandma who feels woozy from knocking back a cocktail after taking her pain pill. “We …

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High Heels and Pumps Now, Foot Pain Later

September 29, 2009www.nytimes.comRoni Caryn Rabin Some women love their shoes so much it hurts. That is the conclusion of a new study that looks at the link between shoes and foot pain. It was based on questioning of 3,378 men and women from Framingham, Mass., about their shoes in the past and the present. Their average age was 66. The …

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Aging Well: Medications Blurring the Line Between Helpful, Harmful

September 28, 2009www.craigdailypress.comTamera Manzanares Chronic pain, anxiety and depression are just a few problems that can send a person to their doctor’s office for relief. Chances are, they will leave with one or more prescriptions for medications. Although prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications can greatly improve a person’s quality of life, misuse can quickly blur the line between feeling better …

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