Tag: Pain

Ibuprofen And Healing, Probably Not
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Ibuprofen And Healing, Probably Not

Does ibuprofen, the choice of pain relievers for most athletes, promote healing, or does it just reduce pain? That’s the question that New York Times fitness columnist Gretchen Reynolds tackles, with help from  Stuart Warden, a professor of health science at Indiana University who has studied ibuprofen and tendinopathy, as […]

Mindfulness Beats Pain
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Mindfulness Beats Pain

No one is suggesting that mindful meditation could be the answer to the country’s opioid crisis, but some experts think it could make a dent in it. Researchers at Wake Forest are convinced that mindful meditation can reduce pain, and more significantly, it can reduce pain through mechanisms unrelated to […]

Cannabis Looks Safe For Pain
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Cannabis Looks Safe For Pain

Cannabis, yes, marijuana, has been found to be a “reasonably safe” choice for pain relief by researchers at McGill University. In what is called the largest study of the long-term use of marijuana for pain relief, researchers found that patients with chronic pain who used cannabis daily for one year, […]

Music Reduces Pain of Surgery
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Music Reduces Pain of Surgery

The choice of music doesn’t matter, and the volume, well, it shouldn’t be so loud that it interferes with the surgeons’ communication, but other than that, it all seems to work toward reducing a surgery patient’s pain and anxiety, as well as the need for post-op painkillers. We know this […]

Do Knee Braces Do Anything Useful?
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Do Knee Braces Do Anything Useful?

Do knee braces to anything useful? That’s the question put to New York Times health columnist Gretchen Reynolds. The answer, says Reynolds, is possibly, but it depends on the brace and on the injury. Reynolds quotes Dr. Robert A. Gallo, an associate professor of orthopedic sports medicine at Penn State Hershey Medical […]