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Arthritis

A Look At Arthritis: America’s Leading Cause of Disability

The word arthritis literally means joint inflammation, but it is often used to refer to a group of more than 100 rheumatic diseases that cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints. The most common are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and gout. Most forms of arthritis are associated with pain…

cardiac pain

Cardiac pain FAQ

1. Is it easy to describe cardiac pain? No. It is actually very difficult to describe it. The brain is unable to identify cardiac pain as accurately as it senses pain in other parts of the body. The sensations we receive from our internal organs (including the heart) are not…

pain

What are the types of pain?

Pain can be described as acute or chronic. Acute pain is usually related to an easily identified event or condition. For example, a child falling off his bike and breaking a leg will experience acute pain. Acute pain usually resolves within a period of days to weeks. In contrast, chronic…