Arthritis – What Causes the Pain?

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  • On February 8, 2011
  • arthritis, arthritis pain, AZ Pain Centers, gout arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
It’s no secret to any person with arthritis that pain comes with the territory. But what makes arthritis so painful? Here is a list of a few contributing factors: Arthritis causes painful inflammation (swelling) of the joints. Arthritis — over time — damages joint tissue, causing additional pain. Arthritis leads to a feeling of fatigue, which makes […]
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How Common is Chronic Pain

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  • On December 2, 2010
  • arthritis, arthritis pain, az pain, AZ Pain Centers, back pain, chronic pain, chronic pain treatment, low back pain, migraine headache, migraine headache treatment, pain treatment
Up to 56 Million American Adults experience chronic pain.  That is 28% of the adult population.  16 million have low back pain 48 million have arthritis—a disease associated with chronic pain 25 million have migraine pain 20 million have jaw and lower-facial pain 4 million have neuropathic pain Many people have lived with pain for […]
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Exercise Helps Ease Arthritis Pain and Stiffness

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  • On November 16, 2010
  • arthritis, arthritis pain, pain treatment
As you consider starting an arthritis exercise program, understand what’s within your limits and what level of exercise is likely to give you results. Exercise is crucial for people with arthritis. It increases strength and flexibility, reduces joint pain, and helps combat fatigue. Of course, when stiff and painful joints are already bogging you down, […]
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Coping with Chronic Pain…What’s the secret?

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  • On October 21, 2010
  • arthritis, az pain, AZ Pain Centers, back pain, chronic pain, chronic pain treatment, fibromyalgia, migraine headache, pain centers, pain clinics, pain treatment, sciatic pain
Chronic pain affects people of all ages, races, and occupations. Severe chronic pain is a devastating health problem that affects as many as one in ten Americans (more than 25 million people). Chronic pain disables more people than cancer or heart disease. It costs the U.S. economy more than $90 billion per year in medical […]
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Understanding Shoulder Pain

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  • On October 12, 2010
  • arthritis, az pain, AZ Pain Centers, chronic pain, chronic pain treatment, osteoarthritis, pain centers, pain management, shoulder pain
A common cause of shoulder pain is soreness of the tendon (a cord that attaches a muscle to a bone) of the rotator cuff (the part of the shoulder that helps circular motion). Another common cause is soreness of the subacromial bursa (a sac of fluid under the highest part of the shoulder). You might experience […]
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What is Osteo-arthritis?

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  • On September 20, 2010
  • arthritis, az pain, AZ Pain Centers, chronic pain treatment, osteoarthritis, pain centers, pain clinics, pain management, pain treatment
Osteoarthritis is a disease of the joints a 27 million Americans.  Unlike many other forms of arthritis that are systemic illnesses, such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus, osteoarthritis does not affect other organs of the body. The most common symptom of osteoarthritis is pain in the affected joint(s) after repetitive use. Joint pain is usually […]
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What is Osteo-Arthritis?

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  • On September 14, 2010
  • arthritis, arthritis pain, az pain, AZ Pain Centers, chronic pain, chronic pain treatment, osteoarthritis, pain centers, pain management, pain treatment
  Osteoarthritis (OA) also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease, affects nearly 27 million people in the United States.  Osteoarthritis is a group of mechanical abnormalities involving degradation of joints, including articular cartilage and subchondral bone. Symptoms may include joint pain, tenderness, stiffness, locking, and sometimes an effusion. A variety of causes—hereditary, developmental, metabolic, and […]
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