joint pain

Variables That Affect Chronic Joint Pain

In our last blog, we discussed the connection between stress and joint pain, but have you ever wondered why your pain level fluctuates a great deal in regard to the same injury or disease whether you are stressed or not? Here we will discuss some of the factors that you may not know affect your…

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stress and joint pain

How Stress Makes Muscle and Joint Pain Worse

You may have noticed that when you’re under emotional stress your aches and pains are more troublesome. This is no coincidence — the body and mind are undeniably interconnected. There are sound physiological reasons that emotional disturbance can bring on or exacerbate muscle and joint pain, especially in the back and neck.  Regardless of the…

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cartilage

Understanding Cartilage Damage and How It Causes Joint Pain

Cartilage is our primary connective tissue, serving a variety of structural and functional purposes throughout the body. Where cartilage covers the ends of our bones, it reduces friction, protecting our joints from the stress of weight-bearing movements. Damage to cartilage can be painful and restrict movement.  Types of Cartilage and What They Do There are…

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