The Top 5 Pain Stories You Need to Read 2017

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When it comes to staying on top of tools and treatments that can reduce your pain, Pain-Free Living has you covered! With the New Year nearly here, we’re taking a look back at our most popular stories of 2017. Take a peek to see what approaches you can use to live a happier, healthier life in 2018.

 7 Pain Treatments Recently Approved by FDA


1. 7 Pain Treatments Recently Approved by FDA

Over the course of the last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved several pain treatments for people with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and other autoimmune-related conditions. Learn what these treatments are and more about them >>

 What Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue


2. What Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue

Fatigue is a basic symptom of rheumatoid arthritis, and one that people with the condition are eager to address. In fact, a study published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research found that less fatigue was among the top five outcomes that people with rheumatoid arthritis regarded as priorities. Find out what causes this fatigue — and what you can do about it >>

 Predicting the Progression of Osteoarthritis


3. Predicting the Progression of Osteoarthritis

Predicting how osteoarthritis will progress for individual people is challenging, but researchers have developed a method that uses biomarkers in the blood to assess the advancement of the condition. See what researchers have to say about this promising technique >>

 The Language of Pain


4. The Language of Pain

Using the right words to describe what hurts can help improve your health. If you have trouble describing your pain to doctors or other health-care providers, these tips can help >>

 Tired of Fatigue: Causes Of and Solutions for Arthritis-Related Fatigue


5. Tired of Fatigue: Causes Of and Solutions for Arthritis-Related Fatigue

Fatigue is the neglected stepsister of arthritis symptoms. Joint pain and stiffness may get more attention, but fatigue can be just as disabling for many people. If you’re tired of feeling fatigued, it may be some comfort to know that this symptom is finally starting to get the respect it deserves. You may not be able to avoid fatigue entirely, but you can learn practical ways to manage it >>

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Diane Fennell is Senior Digital Editor, Wellness.

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