Are opioids considered unsafe when prescribed for chronic pain?

You may have heard the recent news about Tiger Wood’s being charged with a DUI only to discover it was actually the use of pain medication that led to his arrest, not alcohol. So it’s completely normal that Tiger Woods used painkillers through his discomfort, and completely appropriate that doctors worried about him developing an…

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Pain Myth #1: Rest Will Fix Your Problem

Pain Myth #1: Rest Will Fix Your Problem This is the first installment of the 5-Part series “Myths You Were Told About Your Pain” Pain Myth #2: “Just Stretch It” Pain Myth #3: “A Cortisone Injection is the Answer To Your Problem” Pain Myth #4: “It’s Because of Your Age” Pain Myth #5: “You Need To…

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Treating Tennis Elbow: Shock and Relief

If you have suffered the pain and frustration of recurrent tennis elbow, looking for a permanent solution is appropriate. Unfortunately, in the past, too often the quick or easy fix was not satisfactory, and even the well-performed rehabilitation program did not always resolve the condition. For these people, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s 2003…

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Could Your Arm Pain Be Tennis Elbow?

If your elbow is extremely sensitive to touch on the outside and the pain is greater when you lift or carry heavy things, you may have tennis elbow. Tennis elbow, properly known as lateral epicondylitis, can come from playing tennis, but overuse of the area for any reason can lead to this injury. The pain you…

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