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Pain Management

The best methods of management for conditions with chronic pain, such as fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, back pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, TMJ disorder, and foot pain.

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Living With

People With Chronic Pain Talk About Opioids

News coverage of the opioid crisis rarely includes the voices of Americans who rely on these prescriptions for chronic pain. Here's what they have to say.

The Latest

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Living With

The Best Hand Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Stiffness in your fingers and wrists is a hallmark of RA, but these pro-approved, do-anywhere moves can help manage your symptoms.

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Second Opinion

I'm Dependent on Opioids, and I'm Not the Problem

Get a perspective from the other side of the opioid crisis, where these medications provide vital relief for people with chronic pain.

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Medication

Reasons for Overprescribing Opioids: What a Doctor Wants You to Know

New measures have been developed to limit unnecessary opioid prescriptions but will how successful will they be?

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Nutrition

Should You Lay Off the Cheese and Yogurt — Or Load Up?

Conflicting research says that for some inflammatory conditions, dairy is harmful, while for others, it’s actually helpful. Find out if your condition is one that should be loading up on cheese, or ridding dairy altogether.

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Alternative Treatment

9 Rheumatoid Arthritis Remedies You Probably Haven’t Tried

These exercise, food, and lifestyle hacks can help tame RA pain and increase joint mobility.

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Treatment

Medical Cannabis for Chronic Pain

Is medical cannabis really effective for chronic pain? The short answer: Yes. Here's what you should know.

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Living With

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Better Pain Management

Here’s how you can find pain relief with a highly individualized combination of strategies.

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Risk Factors

Postpartum Depression Linked to Mom’s Recovery Pain After Childbirth

How well a new mother's pain is managed during her recovery from childbirth appears to directly influence her risk of postpartum depression.

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Doctor & Patient

Meet the Members of Your PsA Treatment Team

Psoriatic arthritis can affect your feet, eyes, joints, and more over your lifetime. Get to know the many specialists who can help you manage your condition.

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Treatment

Struggling With Foot Pain from PsA?

From comfy sneakers and foot massages, to warm-water foot baths and acupuncture, here’s how to keep your feet pain-free with psoriatic arthritis.

Meet the Experts

Ginger Vieira
Patient Expert

Ginger Vieira is an author who has lived with Type 1 diabetes and Celiac disease since 1999, and fibromyalgia since 2014.

Lene Andersen, MSW
Patient Expert

Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer. She lives with rheumatoid arthritis.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
Health Writer

Since 2004, Dr. Davenport has shared her passion for health and knowledge of the psycho-social aspects of chronic diseases with the HealthCentral community.

Health News

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New Generic Drug Could Improve Treatment for Opioid Dependence

The approved the first generic versions of Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual film for the treatment of opioid dependence to improve access to these medications for people who need them.

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Baking Soda For Inflammatory Diseases?

Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease, and new evidence shows that baking soda may help fight inflammation.

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Think Twice Before Supplement Shopping

Study finds many supplements provide few advantages to wellness (but also, no risk).