Pain

Stopping at Nothing: A 69-Year-Old BMX Racer Overcomes Her Joint Pain

(BPT) – Ever since her 20s, Kittie Weston-Knauer had experienced osteoarthritis (OA) pain in her hips and knees, but it never stopped her from staying active. In her 40s, she even picked up a new, exciting hobby: BMX, or bicycle motocross racing. Gradually though, despite her active lifestyle, the joint pain increased to the point […]

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Millennials prefer healthy habits, less likely to choose opioids to manage pain

(BPT) – Often spending their days hunched over phones, tablets or computers and their free time at spin class or playing sports, millennials are the next generation poised to experience chronic pain. Even at their young age, millennials say acute and chronic pain are already interfering with their quality of life. But while older generations […]

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Taking Opioids for Pain? Speak up. Ask the Hard Questions.

(BPT) – Opioids often are the go-to pain killer for everything from back aches and injuries to post-surgical pain, as evidenced by the more than 300 million prescriptions written each year. While they can help with moderate to severe short-term pain, opioids are not without risk. Because they have significant side effects, embracing a n […]

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Young adults seek opioid alternatives for pain relief after wisdom teeth extraction

(BPT) – Summer vacation is the time of year students of every age look forward to. Warm weather, no school or homework, and summer travels – there are plenty of reasons to enjoy the break from the classroom. However, it’s not all fun and games, especially for college students. Summer break is also the busiest […]

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New relief for knee pain may be on the horizon

(BPT) – Innovations in modern medicine have brought many artificial joints and bionic body parts to patients. Although these devices have been used for years, a prosthetic replacement for the meniscus — the tissue pad located between the thigh and shin bones — is not yet available. Now two clinical trials underway across the U.S. […]

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How to Relieve Shoulder Pain Using Myofascial Release Techniques

October 30, 2014, 12:00AM PT in Fitnovatives Blog | Shoulder pain is a fact of life for many people, especially those who spend a lot of time sitting at a desk or driving. Corrective exercise expert Justin Price explains how to perform self-myofascial release techniques that will help increase range of motion and […]

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How to Relieve Shoulder Pain Using Myofascial Release Techniques

October 30, 2014, 12:00AM PT in Fitnovatives Blog | Shoulder pain is a fact of life for many people, especially those who spend a lot of time sitting at a desk or driving. Corrective exercise expert Justin Price explains how to perform self-myofascial release techniques that will help increase range of motion and […]

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How to Relieve Lower-back Pain Using Myofascial Release

October 23, 2014, 12:00AM PT in Fitnovatives Blog | Lower-back pain is a fact of life for a significant number of adults, which means it is likely your clients will turn to you for help in relieving their pain so they can return to the activities they enjoy. Biomechanics expert Justin Price demonstrates […]

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How to Relieve Foot Pain Using Myofascial Release

October 15, 2014, 12:00AM PT in Fitnovatives Blog | Foot pain affects nearly all people at one time or another and it can negatively affect one’s quality of life and ability to enjoy workouts and/or maintain a regular program of exercise. In this exclusive ACE video, biomechanics expert Justin Price explains how a […]

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Blocking pain receptors extends lifespan, boosts metabolism in mice

Blocking a pain receptor in mice not only extends their lifespan, it also gives them a more youthful metabolism, embracing a n improved insulin response that allows them to deal better with high blood sugar. “We think that blocking this pain receptor and pathway could be very, very useful not only for relieving pain, but […]

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