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Breaking News on Restless Leg Syndrome

Debra Murray

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is an overwhelming urge to move the legs, which is accompanied by uncomfortable and unpleasant feelings such as tingling, twitching, jerking, burning, itching, aching and sometimes even a feeling similar to electric shocks. For the majority of sufferers, moving the legs is often one of the only ways to find relief.   Although there is no cure for RLS, there are helpful hints that will temporarily relieve the extremely uncomfortable symptoms.   These symptoms happen most frequently in the evening and at night, when you are inactive and trying to rest. It is often difficult for sufferers...

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Health Warning: Dangers of Psoriatic Arthritis

Debra Murray

  Psoriatic arthritis (PA) is a form of arthritis that occurs with the chronic skin condition psoriasis. Symptoms may vary in individuals, and may affect any joint. PA generally affects the skin first, but the symptoms of arthritis may develop before the red and silver scaly patches that generally characterize psoriasis.     What Is Psoriatic Arthritis?    Psoriasis is caused when the body starts attacking its own cells, in this case skin cells. In about 30 percent of all cases of psoriasis, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation, the body's immune system does not stop with attacking skin cells, but...

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Did You Know: Arthritis Related Fibromyalgia?

Debra Murray

  Fibromyalgia has been a poorly understood disorder for many years that is typified by moderate to intense pain with seemingly no origin. Many doctors will diagnose a patient with fibromyalgia if he or she has consistent complaints of chronic pain and the doctor can neither locate a cause nor a cure. In recent years, many physicians have begun to suspect that fibromyalgia is actually arthritis, and can thus be treated by arthritis remedies. In fact, the National Arthritis Foundation lists fibromyalgia as one of the over 100 types of arthritis. It is considered an arthritis related syndrome.    Fibromyalgia Diagnosed More in Women  Fibromyalgia...

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Know the Side Effects of Pain Relieving Drugs

Debra Murray

Nonsteroidal prescription and nonprescription anti-inflammatory drugs all have side effects that accumulate affecting the stomach, liver, and kidneys. They also can affect the cardiovascular system, potentially leading to heart attacks, and are not designed for long-term use. But newer and more promising drugs are also expensive and can also produce questionable side effects.   Understand the ingredients in common topical products The bizarre death of a New York City high school track star from a muscle pain cream overdose earlier in 2011 raised a red flag on the hazards of overusing common over-the-counter medications containing methyl salicylate.   An aspirin-like...

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Simple Health Tips for Knee Pain

Debra Murray

Arthritis is a family of incurable musculoskeletal disorders. There are more than 100 different arthritis conditions that destroy joints, bones, muscles, cartilage and connective tissues. These conditions cause pain and hinder physical movement.   The disease affects approximately 50 million adults and 300,000 children and it is actually the nation’s leading cause of disability. When you experience knee pain due to an injury damaged nerves in that area dispense chemical signals. Other nerves then send the signals to your brain which recognizes them as pain. Knee arthritis pain is caused by the following factors:   Inflammation in the joints. Damage to joint tissues caused...

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