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The Causes of Muscle Pain

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Many of us will, during our lifetime, experience discomfort from muscle pain, and there are a number of reasons why this may come about. Muscle pain often accompanies joint pain, another cause of suffering that we find all too common these days. Let’s look at the causes of joint pain, and why it may come about.

Muscle pain can occur as a result of arthritis, the most common cause of joint pain in humans. The accompanying muscle pain can result thanks to the extra stress placed upon the muscles when movement is restricted, as it often is when arthritis attacks.

Arthritis occurs in three types; rheumatoid arthritis is that which occurs when the thin friction-reducing covering that coats the bones in the joints degenerates, while Osteoarthritis is a similar condition that results from disintegration of the cartilage, also a vital component in aiding joint movement. The final version is post traumatic arthritis, which comes about as a result of accident in which the bones fail to heal correctly.

Pain from all of these can exert in both the bones and the muscles, and can be quite severe in many cases. Living with such pain is a requirement that arthritis sufferers must be prepared to handle as, at the moment, there are no known cures for arthritis.

Muscle pain is not only caused by arthritis, but can come about as a result of strains and sprains or even over-exertion; however, it is common practice to prescribe exercise for sufferers, as both joints and muscles are designed to move, and under-use can lead to exaggeration of the problem.

There are treatments that lead to a better standard of living for the sufferer of arthritis related joint and muscle pain, and along with regular light exercise these can include medications that provide the required relief of pain, along with lubrication of the joints, protection of the cartilage and enhancement of circulation in muscles, something that is greatly beneficial in terms of looking after pain relief.

These treatments also lead to a slowing down in the onset of osteoarthritis, a disease that affects - more than usually - people over the age of 50, and thus reduces the likelihood of suffering a severe case.

Given that a cure is unknown, pain management is the primary aim of any treatment regime for joint and muscle pain, and successful pain management is essential to give the sufferer a decent standard of living. A great proportion of us will suffer from joint and muscle related pain in our lifetime, and while a cure is still not forthcoming we can only rely upon the treatments that approach pain management successfully, as without such our movement will be severely restricted beyond necessary levels.

As medical research continues there will be better and more active treatments that come to the fore, but for now we must use those available to enhance the management of pain as best we can.

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Chronic Pain – How to Live With it

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Chronic pain affects a large proportion of the population - estimates say as many as one in five - and can make life unbearable; there are, however, certain treatments that one can undergo, and lifestyle routines that can be adopted, that can successfully hep the sufferer to handle the ongoing problem that is chronic pain.

The causes of chronic pain are many, and the most common are the many forms of arthritis. This occurs when the smooth covering that coats the joints, the elbow, knees and so on, becomes damaged or begins to degenerate. When this happens, for one of many reasons, the bones no longer move without friction and the sufferer experiences pain and loss of mobility as a result.

There is no certain cure for arthritis or other forms of chronic pain, but there are some treatments on the market that go a long way towards alleviating the suffering and restoring mobility. Among these are treatments that help to lubricate the joints and restore some of the lost motion, and they can be very successful indeed.

Given that chronic pain has no cure the aim of such treatments is to help the sufferer live as normal a life as possible; pain management is instrumental in doing so, and hence anti-inflammatory drugs are often prescribed. Many patients prefer not to venture down this route, however, and look to the many natural remedies that are also proven to be successful in helping relieve symptoms of chronic pain.

Furthermore, exercise is known to be a great help in coping with chronic pain. This may seem strange given that it is the movement of the joints that causes the pain in the first place, but when one considers that joints are designed specifically with movement in mind it becomes more understandable. If a joint, or a muscle, is underused it will - naturally - become less usable; a well planned exercise regime - sit ups, leg raises, and many more - can help greatly in keeping the fluids that enable the movement of the joints flowing.

Walking and swimming, and cycling as well, are also good joint manipulations, and when carried out regularly but without over-exertion can be a useful part of any exercise regime.

In addition, diet can have an effect in helping to alleviate chronic pain, and working with a dietician to discover which foods are helpful in this area can bring a better standard of living and, of course, other health benefits.

Living with chronic pain, whether induced by arthritis or otherwise, is never satisfactory but the above tips, and further investigating the newer products that are designed to help the condition, can go a long way towards making life more bearable for the millions of sufferers who wake each day knowing they have to suffer. With careful planning, sufficient exercise and the right treatments, chronic pain can become less of an everyday chore.

Yours Truly,

Joseph Marquardt
President, Q-Based Healthcare TM
The Makers of TriReliefTM Cream
Info@qbased.com
Toll Free 1.866.314.8917

Exercise To Beat the Pain

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Chronic pain can occur in any of us, and can be caused by many different factors. Indeed, arthritis is one of the more common causes of chronic joint pain - for which there is no known cure - and will affect one in five of us during our lifetime. However, it is sometimes a surprise to sufferers that regular and sensible exercise can be a great way of helping one manage chronic pain, particularly that resulting from joint degeneration.

What must be remembered about arthritis is that it limits movement by destroying the make up of the joints; therefore it follows that helping the joints to move will go at least some way to aiding the problem.

It does, too, and one recommended routine is to carry out a series of simple and non-strenuous exercises first thing in the morning. The simplest of these involves simply bringing ones knees up to the chest a few times; it need not be done quickly, just a few times on getting up. This helps the knees and hips to keep mobile.

This, and such as raising ones legs a few times, will increase the blood flow in the areas concerned; this is a vital component in attacking chronic pain as blood flow is essential to keeping the muscles conditioned. If one lets chronic pain limit movement too much the muscles will not get the daily work out they need, and the pain will simply increase.

The emphasis in these exercises - any stretching will suffice - is on flexibility, as it is this that we are aiming to increase.

Cycling is another good exercise for aiding chronic pain, particularly that in the knees; whether on a stationary bicycle or out in the open a short ride every now and then is likely to help with the pain, but it is vital - in all cases of chronic pain - not to overdo the action too much.

Walking on a regular basis is often recommended for chronic pain sufferers, as the body is designed to walk and joints will benefit by being asked to move. It is important, however, to make sure one has adequate and correctly fitting shoes, as ill fitted footwear can lead to problems with posture and incorrect movement of the already suffering muscles.

It may seem to be a paradox that exercise is recommended as an antidote to chronic joint pain, but the truth is that keeping joints and muscles doing what they were designed to do is essential in order to alleviate further degeneration of the cartilage and the joint.

A regular and lightweight exercise regime, short walks on a frequent basis, and other exercise - cycling, swimming and morning exercises - all help in the fight against living with chronic pain; it is not something that will just go away one day, and needs regular maintenance to manage. The above tips should go some way to helping the sufferer to a better standard of living.

Yours Truly,

Joseph Marquardt
President, Q-Based Healthcare TM
The Makers of TriReliefTM Cream
Info@qbased.com
Toll Free 1.866.314.8917

Living with Chronic Pain

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

The onset of arthritis and many other conditions lead to chronic pain - that is pain who’s cause has no known cure - and it is a fact that many of us will spend a good part of our life suffering from such; arthritis, in many forms, affects a large proportion of the population, particularly those in middle age and beyond, and is the result of the degeneration of joints. It can not be cured, but there are many ways in which one can learn to live with chronic pain.

It is a fact that stress can lead to an exaggeration of joint and muscle pain, so one of the steps towards living with chronic pain, whether it be arthritis induced or otherwise, is to alleviate stressful conditions. Make sure time is taken for relaxation, and that rushing and last minute actions are kept to a minimum, as these actions can induce stress and add to the problem.

Furthermore, and it may sound like a paradox, exercise is essential in managing chronic pain, especially that linked with joint degeneration or muscle pain; simple and basic, but regular, exercise is advised by many medical practitioners and helps on many levels. The joints and muscles are designed to move, and degenerate when not active. This can be clearly seen in patients who have had a limb in plaster for some length of time - once the cast is removed their muscles will not be able to act as they should, and physiotherapy is needed. Keeping the joints active, and the muscles moving, helps to alleviate the pain and keep them in better order.

The second level is that exercise has a proven benefit to mental health, and this needs to be kept in top order so that one can combat chronic pain; regular walks of short distances are advised, and the improvement should be notable.

The use of pain killers and anti-inflammatory drugs is popular and can have a desired effect, for the intention with chronic pain sufferers is to relieve the suffering - a direct cure is unavailable, after all.

There are also treatments that help by lubricating the joints and areas infected; these are very useful in managing chronic pain and can be extremely effective on the whole. They work on different levels, too, bringing relief to the pain and slowing the onset of arthritis or other degenerative diseases by helping keep the joints in better condition.

Chronic pain is something that affects many of us - as many as one in five people according to recent research - and those who do suffer need all the help they can in adapting to a life dominated by chronic pain. The treatments mentioned go a long way to helping the individual mange his or her pain, and to relieving the suffering to at least some degree. As medical research advances there will be more treatments available, but for now the above tips should go some way to helping sufferers live with chronic pain.

Yours Truly,

Joseph Marquardt
President, Q-Based Healthcare TM
The Makers of TriReliefTM Cream
Info@qbased.com
Toll Free 1.866.314.8917

Chronic Pain and What to Do About It

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Estimates state that twenty percent of the population will, at some point in their life, suffer from chronic pain. The chances are it will come about as a result of some form of arthritis; this is a disease of the bones that causes the joints to degrade, and impacts upon movement, as well as causing pain. There are no known cures for arthritis, but there are ways in which the sufferer can make life more bearable.

As we know there is no cure there comes a point when visiting a doctor for treatment becomes pointless; he or she will most likely prescribe pain killers, or anti-inflammatory drugs, and while these may go some way to alleviating the pain they do not help with mobility at all. They can also, in some cases, come with undesirable side affects, meaning many patients prefer to look for alternative treatments.

Some of these can be very effective, in particular those that help to lubricate the damaged joints; the purpose of this is to enable a return to frictionless motion, that which was once provided by the make up of the healthy bone. These treatments have no side effects and also act in other ways, bringing relief and aid to the sufferer of chronic pain.

A search for advice on the internet will bring up a method of treatment that surprises many - that of exercise; it may seem like something of a paradox but the truth is keeping joints moving and active is vital to alleviating chronic pain. Joints, and muscles that can also be sources of such pain, are designed to move and when they stay idle for too long they begin to degenerate naturally.

It is highly recommended that a sufferer exercise lightly in the morning, and this can involve something as simple as leg lifts - these can even be done in bed - and other basic joint movement routines that help the blood flow and keep the joints fed with the nutrients they need.

Furthermore, the diet can play a big part in helping the chronic pain sufferer to live a normal life. The joints need a regular intake of certain vitamins and, while these can be obtained from supplements, it is recommended that one concentrates on eating the right foods for the right vitamins.

Particularly recommended for chronic pain and arthritis sufferers is an intake of oily fish, a substance that is know to help lubricate the bones. A dietician will help the sufferer to find the right balanced diet, and to keep the body at the correct weight as excess body weight can be detrimental in sufferers of chronic pain.

With attention to detail and guidelines it is entirely possible for a sufferer of chronic pain to live as full a life as normal, and most of the above advice will be helpful to the patient; these are, however, just a few useful tips and expert help should be sought, especially in cases of severity.

Yours Truly,

Joseph Marquardt
President, Q-Based Healthcare TM
The Makers of TriReliefTM Cream
Info@qbased.com
Toll Free 1.866.314.8917