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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Let Patients Help: Q&A With "e-Patient Dave"

HealthCentral talks to "e-Patient Dave," an advocate who empowers people with medical conditions to become active in their healthcare.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Boston Bombing Survivor and Patient Advocate

She was already fighting fibromyalgia — then came the Boston Marathon bombing. Read Lynn Julian Crisci's inspiring story of survival and perseverance.

By Stephanie Stephens

Beyond the Big Toe: Where Does Gout Flare?

When gout flares, it can cause pain and complications all over your body. These are some of the most common places gout pops up.

By Malaika Hill

How to Feel Sexy When You're Hurting

Rheumatoid arthritis takes a toll on your body and your sex life. These 5 tips can help you connect with your lover despite your chronic condition.

By Cathy Kramer

Don't Let Fibromyalgia Keep You Down

If you're a woman with fibromyalgia, don't negativity and stereotypes stop you from achieving your goals.

By Ginger Vieira

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.

By Jeffrey Heit, M.D.

Products for Managing Fibromyalgia Flare-Ups

These seven products can help you prevent or manage fibromyalgia flare-ups at home.

By Ginger Vieira

Medical Cannabis for Chronic Pain

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

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, but these tips can help you stay fit by developing a pain-free exercise program you actually enjoy.

By Karen Lee Richards