TUESDAY, July 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A treatment commonly used to tackle an often painful Achilles tendon condition doesn’t actually work, British researchers warn. At issue is “Achilles tendinopathy,” a degenerative wear-and-tear disease that affects the critical tissue linking calf muscles to the heel. Patients have sought pain reliefContinue Reading

MONDAY, July 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The causes of a type of excruciating headache known as cluster headaches aren’t clear, but heredity is known to play a role. Now, genetic factors associated with cluster headaches are under investigation as scientists search for more effective treatments. Researchers at the KarolinskaContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, July 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — What’s the best way to help your young child handle the stress of getting shots? New research claims that perfectly timed encouragement makes all the difference with vaccinations. “What we found is that in the first minute after the needle, the more parentsContinue Reading

FRIDAY, July 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Although tens of millions of Americans turn to muscle relaxants for lower back pain relief, a new Australian review finds little evidence that such drugs actually work. That’s the conclusion of a deep-dive into 31 prior investigations, which collectively enlisted more than 6,500Continue Reading

TUESDAY, July 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Eating lots of fatty fish and cutting out polyunsaturated fats may reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines, a new study suggests. Omega-3 fatty acids from fish like tuna, salmon, bluefish and mackerel may help manage migraine, especially in tandem with eliminating omega-6Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, June 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Could the answer to easing the tough-to-treat chronic pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia be found in edibles and other products containing CBD? A new study from Michigan Medicine examined whether people using potentially addictive painkillers like opioids could get relief by replacing thoseContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, June 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — U.S. adults with cerebral palsy aren’t getting adequate physical therapy, according to a new study. While they’re more likely than other adults in community-living situations to have debilitating pain from musculoskeletal disorders, those with cerebral palsy receive significantly less physical therapy, a MichiganContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, May 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — As a means of providing long-term relief from chronic pain, flotation tanks simply don’t hold water, new research reveals. Nearly 100 people plagued by longstanding pain underwent “flotation restricted environmental stimulation therapy” (REST), and the results were disappointing, at least over the longContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, May 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People with spinal cord injuries can overwork their shoulders as they move about in a wheelchair, and that often leads to chronic shoulder pain. However, a small study suggests that an injection of the patient’s own fat cells can help ease the pain.Continue Reading