How To Tell If Your Thyroid Is Causing Your Pain

Have you ever wondered whether hypothyroidism is leading to pain throughout your joints and other parts of your body? Your thoughts may be valid. Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. This deficiency can lead to effects in your body that result in chronic pain. Lower levels of …

Bad to the Bone: How to Overcome Bone and Joint Pain

The skeleton provides the main structural support of the body. The entire skeleton is remodeled and replaced with new bone every 7 years before the age of 40. Once we reach beyond 45 years of age, it’s highly likely that we will experience some sort of bone pain. 

Emu Oil: Topical Triumph over Pain?

Our guest Johnny Bench is a Hall of Fame Catcher who played for the Cincinnati Reds. Like so many, Johnny suffers the pain of arthritis but he’s moved beyond a world of terrible pain that once restricted his whole life. During the show, we’ll learn about a topical pain reliever called Emu Oil and Johnny’s …

Dr. Maya Angelou – Inspiration and Grace for Living With Pain

Although she spent some of her youth as a mute, Dr. Maya Angelou has been a voice for many generations and cultures. Her life has been filled with much adulation however she is managing the difficulties brought on by COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and arthritis. She suffered a collapsed right lung and has lesions …

Pain and the Injured Skeleton Part I

Bone Pain is felt more deeply in the body than even severe muscular pain, and it’s often hard to pinpoint. It comes from common conditions like osteoarthritis and fractures, some viruses and more serious conditions like bone cancer.  Founding member and president of the Fibrous Dysplasia Foundation Charlie Harles share his triumphs over many years of skeletal …

Pain and the Injured Skeleton Part II

Bone Pain is felt more deeply in the body than even severe muscular pain, and it’s often hard to pinpoint. It comes from common conditions like osteoarthritis and fractures, some viruses and more serious conditions like bone cancer.  Founding member and president of the Fibrous Dysplasia Foundation Charlie Harles share his triumphs over many years of skeletal …

Pain in Little People

A primary cause of dwarfism is a medical condition called Achondroplasia, a type of skeletal dysplasia. Joint pain, nerve compression, and early degenerative spine changes often cause pain in little people, which is under appreciated and poorly managed. We’ll find out how Dee Miller, a little person, has moved past serious spinal pain and spinal …

Joint Hypermobility Pain: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Harry Houdini, the famous escape artist probably had Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) – extreme joint flexibility where one can voluntarily dislocate and relocate their joints. Unfortunately, 90% of those with EDS suffer from chronic pain.  We’re joined by Maggie Buckley, who shares her experience with joint hypermobility, accompanying pain, and methods of coping with EDS. Ehlers-Danlos …

Gout

Gout: The King of Pain?

The pain from gout can be crushing.  It’s the most common inflammatory joint disease and affects over 5 million people in the United States alone.  It’s also been referred to as “the king of diseases and the disease of kings” because rich foods and alcohol, symbols of the “good life” trigger painful attacks.  On today’s …

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects over 2 million people and is one of the most costly diseases to our nation’s health care system. Amye Leong, president and CEO of Healthy Motivation was just 18 years old when she was diagnosed with RA and became wheelchair bound within six years while now running her own consulting firm. …