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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Common Pain Med Linked to Heart Problems

The nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac is associated with an higher risk for heart attack, stroke, and other serious cardiovascular events.

By Diane Domina

Best Treatments for Chronic Foot Pain

If your foot pain is more than soreness from normal wear and tear, it’s time to create a treatment plan. Here's what you need to know.

By Celeste Cooper, RN

Change Your Diet, Change Your Life With RA

If you’re looking for ways to reduce inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis, a diet change may help you take control. Here's how to get started.

By Cathy Kramer

At Burning Man She Could Be Herself Again

Do you have that place you can go that makes you feel like you? The place where your chronic illness doesn't matter. For Charis, that place is Burning Man.

By Charis Hill

Do You Have Opioid-Use Disorder?

Now that opioid-use disorder is a recognized mental health disorder, find out if you fit these 11 criteria and learn how to get help.

By Stephanie Stephens

Busting Myths About RA Pain and Opioids

Learn the truth behind the myths and stigmas around opioid painkillers and rheumatoid arthritis pain.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Opioids: Physical Dependence vs. Addiction

The terms "addiction" and "physical dependence" are not interchangeable, even though they're often used that way. Learn the difference.

By Stephanie Stephens

Are You Still Working With Chronic Illness?

Living with a chronic illness is challenging. Living with a chronic illness while working a full-time job? Sometimes unbearable. It might be time to scale back.

By Jackie Zimmerman

Is This Common Shoulder Surgery Unnecessary?

Shoulder impingement surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed today, but it's no more beneficial than a placebo, according to this study.

By Diane Domina

Why Are You a Patient Advocate?

Six HealthCentral patient experts covering conditions like psoriasis and breast cancer discuss why patient advocacy is an important part of their lives.

By Erin L. Boyle