Pain Management

Whether it happens every day or not, pain can make it hard to get through the day. Learn about how to manage pain.

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If You Have Pain Behind the Knee, Here’s What It Could Mean

Behind-the-knee pain could be due to muscle strain, arthritis, or something more serious. Learn more.

9 Posture Correctors That Back Experts Recommend

A posture corrector can help fix your spine alignment and prevent back pain.


Natural Pain Relief: 7 Ways to Manage Chronic Pain Without Drugs

For natural pain relief, consider these eight non-pharmacological ways to manage pain, from acupuncture to yoga.


5 Hidden Muscles That Are Causing You Pain

Come and meet your piriformis, supraspinatus, and other muscles you've never heard of. When minor muscles aren't working properly, it...


18 Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Eat to Reduce Pain

Fill up on these nutritious whole foods to nourish your body, stop pain, and ease painful inflammation.

Kristin Chenoweth: How I Cope With Chronic Pain

The world-renowned Broadway and television star Kristin Chenoweth opens up about chronic pain and shares her strategies for managing the...


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What Is Mild Scoliosis? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Mild scoliosis—a curve of the spine—is more common than severe scoliosis and doesn't usually need treatment. Here's what to...

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How to Use a Pain Scale to Assess Your Pain

A pain scale is a useful tool that helps you communicate to your health care provider how you're feeling.


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Got Buttock Pain? Try These 3 Piriformis Stretches for Relief

Relieve buttock pain and stretch the piriformis muscle with these simple but effective piriformis stretches.


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3 Best IT Band Stretches to Help Relieve Tightness in Your Leg and Knee

Ease tension, relieve tightness, and lessen knee pain by adding these iliotibial band, or IT band, stretches to your...


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Got a Stiff Neck? Here Are 10 Home Remedies for Neck Pain

From stretches to workplace ergonomics to electrical stimulation (yep), these self-care tips should help you find sweet relief.

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Should You Try a Back Brace for Lower Back Pain?

Lifestyle changes often help alleviate lower back pain, but can a back brace stop the discomfort and aches? Here's...


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8 Causes of Knee Pain When Squatting

There are a lot of reasons you may feel knee pain while squatting. Here are some likely culprits, plus...


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6 Reasons You Might Have Latissimus Dorsi Pain

Find out why this wide muscle, located in your back, may ache. Here's how to recognize the symptoms of...


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3 Best Stretches for Sciatica Pain Relief

Sciatica can be brought on by several causes. Ease the shooting pain and get active with these simple yet...


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Everything You Need to Know About Supplements for Joint Pain

Supplements are widely used to manage joint pain, but the science on their effectiveness is limited. Here's what to know...

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Can Toe Separators Really Help Foot Pain?

Toe spacers stretch and separate your toes, promising to give relief from toe and foot pain. Here's a look...


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8 Causes of Lower Back Pain on Your Left or Right Side

One of these conditions may be behind the lower back pain on your right side or left side. Here's...


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Should You Use Ice or Heat for Back Pain? What Experts Say

Should you use ice or heat for lower back pain? Our experts weigh in, including the best ways to...


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Can Constipation Really Cause Lower Back Pain?

Constipation can cause back pain, and if you already have low back pain, constipation can make it...


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What to Know About Radicular Pain, a Common Type of Back Pain

Radicular pain, a nerve issue of the spine, is surprisingly common. Good news: This type of pain usually can...


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How Ketamine May Help Pain

First it was a battlefield anesthetic, then a party drug with a hallucinogenic reputation. Now research is looking at ketamine...


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16 Ways to Get Rid of Lower Back Pain for Good

Got low back pain? Try these expert-approved treatments, from NSAIDs to physical therapy, to get rid of your...


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What Causes Thumb Pain? 7 Reasons Your Thumb May Hurt

If you have thumb pain it can make everyday tasks difficult. Here are some causes and symptoms of thumb pain,...

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What Causes Lower Back and Hip Pain?

Lower back and hip pain can occur together due to various causes, from arthritis to pinched...


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What to Do When Walking Causes Lower Back Pain

There are many reasons you may have lower back pain while walking, including these seven conditions.  Here's how to...


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My Severe Back Pain Turned Out to Be Due to a Hip Misalignment

A woman's year-long struggle with severe back pain led to an unexpected diagnosis—a hip misalignment.


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Why You Can Get Lower Back Pain When Running

Simple tweaks to how, where, and when you run can make a big difference in preventing and treating lower...


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A Guide to Back Pain Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Whether it's a slight twinge or major agony, back pain is a common and frustrating problem. Here's how to...


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How to Get Rid of Sciatica Pain: Solutions from Back Experts

Sciatica is a pain in the butt—and legs, and even your feet. Here's what causes the nerve-related condition, plus how...