4 Ways to Beat Monsoon-induced Body Pain

Woman suffering from shoulder painMonsoons are all about enjoying a steaming cup of tea with a plateful of pakoras by the bedroom window. The weather is finally pleasant after months of prickly, burning heat. However, despite the lovely breeze and the cool environment, monsoons bring forth intense body aches, laziness, fever and other small illnesses.

Patients suffering from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are more prone to body aches. However, scientific research has revealed that since people’s bodies have to stabilize as per the atmosphere around them, it’s the muscles and joints that make an adjustment. Read more

Nursing Moms, Take Note!

Silhouette of mother holding a babyThe first few months are rough for a new mother. After giving birth to her child, a mother’s body takes its own time to get the hormones back in balance. She has to carry, bathe, and most importantly, nurse her little bundle of joy. Naturally, she bears a lot of pressure in her arms, bosom and the front & sides of her neck. Taking care of an infant child is, indeed, a strenuous activity for a new mom.

Let us try to identify certain activities that cause acute pain to a nursing mother along with tips that can bring instant relief. Read more

Cervical Spondylitis: Who All Are At Risk?

Identifying people who are at risk of spondylitisCervical spondylitis is the chronic deterioration of the bones and intervertebral discs of the spinal cord. It is a medical condition that happens as the result of inflammation in the vertebral joints. Usually, the symptoms of cervical spondylitis do not appear in anyone at a young age. It is only after the person touches the age of 40 does this ailment progress. Out of both the genders, men are more prone to suffering from it and that also from an early age.

A study by the Mayo Clinic states that this affliction is ‘present in more than 90 percent of people over the age of 65 although some have it in such small degrees that they never experience symptoms’. Cervical spondylitis negatively impacts different parts of the body, such as axial skeleton, peripheral joints, and extra-articular structures. However, this ailment has rarely left any person crippled or disabled. Read more

Planning to Pop a Painkiller? Read This …

Painkillers and their side effectsThere’s no doubt that painkillers are the best way to beat chronic pain on its head.  You have muscle spasms, you pop a pill. Your neck hurts, you pop a pill. You have a headache, you pop a pill. In short, there’s a pill for every little ache and pain we suffer from, and all of us are guilty of reaching for those pills  way too often.

Although it’s become second nature to take painkillers (also commonly known as opioids) every time your body aches, it’s a practice that is frowned upon greatly by doctors and fitness experts. Their biggest concern is that very often people are ignorant of the side effects these pills can have on your body, especially when consumed over a long period of time.

Don’t believe us? Here are some common side effects of indiscriminate use of opioids.   Read more

Long massages – The key to Pain Relief

shutterstock_119142040A recent study published in ScienceDaily.com revealed that long-term massage therapy can help lower blood pressure, prevent colds, and enhance skin tone. In an age, where most people are undergoing mental and postural stress, this therapy seems like an effective go-to option.

You may spend an entire day in a spa every now and then thinking it’s doing you some good; but the truth is that ONLY provides relief for a short period of time. Long-term massages, on the other hand, come with numerous benefits and are, in fact, the effective key to pain relief. Read more

How To Deal With Shoulder Injury Common To Cricket

shutterstock_59517607Being a cricketer has its own perks – the fame, the glory, adulation from the crowd, the glamor, and of course the money! But even being a celebrated sportsperson comes with a price, acute shoulder pain being one of them.

Shoulder pain is a very common ailment in cricket. It happens because the rotator cuff muscles (the small muscles around the shoulder joint) are affected by the recurring action of throwing a bowl.  Read more

5 Foods that Bust Pain and Bring Relief

No one likes to be in pain. In fact, being in physical pain is like wasting away precious minutes, hours and even days doing nothing but cringing and moaning over it! Whether you have lasting pains after an exceptionally rough workout session or you’re suffering from a medical condition like spondylitis, research suggests that instead of popping painkillers, it’s better to go in for a natural cure.

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How stretching for 5 minutes in the morning makes you feel good

shutterstock_204320932Most people, when they wake up, do so in a mad rush, worried about missing their cab or reaching office late. Our eyes are barely open before we jump up from our beds and hurry through our daily ablutions. We get dressed in a hurry, cram a measly breakfast into our mouths (or skip it altogether, compensating for it with endless cups of coffee throughout the day). And in all this, we forget to do one extremely important thing – stretch our body. Read more

5 Simple Tips to Deal with Spondylitis Pain At Home

Spondylitis painThere is one thing that every patient of cervical spondylitis must know: It doesn’t have a long-term cure. While performing surgery is a rarity here, there are a plethora of exercises that you can opt for to reduce the ill-effects of this ailment. Of course, you can take medication and can even visit the physiotherapist on a regular basis, but the key to dealing with Spondylitis lies in all those small things you do on a day to day basis. Read more