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.


Do You Suffer from Chondromalacia Patella?

If you have a dull ache in the front of your knee and you’re a runner, walker or stair-climber, you may be suffering from chondromalacia patella. Here’s how to get rid of that pain.

By Jeffrey Heit, M.D.

Products for Managing Fibromyalgia Flare-Ups

Here are seven products you can use on a regular basis to either prevent or manage fibromyalgia flare-ups.

By Ginger Vieira

What You Need to Know Before Using Medical Cannabis

Is medical cannabis really effective for chronic pain? The short answer: Yes.

By Lauren Arcuri

You Can Vacation with Chronic Pain

With a little pre-planning, your vacation can still be the enjoyable experience you want it to be, even if you have chronic pain or fibromyalgia.

By Karen Lee Richards

Tips for Exercising With Fibromyalgia

People with fibromyalgia tend to shy away from exercise because of pain and fatigue, but it is possible to develop a successful exercise program even with fibromyalgia.

By Karen Lee Richards

Getting Back Into Fitness After Joint Replacement Surgery

HealthCentral compiled some of the best exercises you can do after either knee- or hip-replacement surgery to help improve your fitness and mobility as you recover.

By Carmen Roberts, MS, RD, LDN

Tips for Surgery with Fibromyalgia

It may take longer for people with fibromyalgia to recover after surgery, but these steps can reduce pain and minimize severe flare risks.

By Karen Lee Richards

Top Things NOT to Say to a Fibromyalgia Patient

Fibromyalgia awareness has come a long way, but that doesn’t stop people from making insensitive comments.

By Karen Lee Richards

Top Causes of Fibromyalgia Flares

The best way to prevent fibromyalgia flares is to identify what causes them and, when possible, try to avoid the circumstances that trigger them. Here are some common triggers.

By Karen Lee Richards

Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain illness characterized by widespread pain, general fatigue and sleep disturbances.

By Karen Lee Richards