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What Causes Joint Pain And How To Treat It?

About 15 million people in the United States complain of severe joint pain caused by arthritis. That’s one out of every four adults. This painful condition can be debilitating. Since joints are the connections between bones, they provide support for all body movements and any discomfort can make even easy tasks difficult. Learn all about joint pain, its causes, symptoms, and treatment at HPFY.

10 Best Pain Relievers

Aches and pains interfere with living your best life and doing daily routine tasks. Various body aches treatments are available, like pain relieving creams and medicines. HPFY carries some of the best pain relievers to ease discomfort and help recovery.

Referred Pain : Referred Pelvic Pain

Any pain that originates in one area of the body and then affects another area with pain is called “referred pain” or “radiating pain.” This means that the pain you are feeling in your arm may really be coming from a problem in your neck. This is also very true for back pain.

What is Blue Light?

Technology has exposed us to more blue light due to smart phones, tablets, and LED lights. This exposes us to higher wavelength light. Our eyes use three types of cone receptors in our retinas. Some are sensitive to red, some sensitive to green, and others sensitive to blue. Since blue light has a shorter wavelength, intense amounts of this light may be harmful to our eyes.

SAD- A Guide to Seasonal Affective Disorder

SAD is much more than the winter blues. About 5% of the US population experience seasonal affective disorder every year. SAD or seasonal depression can interfere with the ability to function daily, and may impact everything from relationships to work and more.

Should You Use Ice Or Heat For Nerve Pain?

Ice and heat can be a great idea to reduce nerve pain associated with sciatica. Applying an ice pack for sciatic nerve pain in a circular motion helps relieve pain by creating a feeling of coldness, which progresses to a slight burning or tingling sensation, followed by numbness. Once the numbness occurs, take the ice pack off the pain site to avoid frostbite.

3 Best Sequential Compression Devices for Lymphedema

Lymphedema is a painful condition that usually affects the arms or legs. However, it can also occur in the neck, abdomen, chest wall, and even genitals. The lymphatic system is crucial to keep the body healthy, and damage to it can cause the accumulation of lymph fluid in the fatty tissues just under the skin, causing swelling.

11 Essential Oils for Pain Relief You Must Try

Medical conditions, injuries, and strenuous workouts can all cause pain. Due to the natural anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, many people turn to essential oils for pain relief instead of popping over-the-counter or prescription pills that do more harm than good. This article will discuss essential oils for pain and how to use them safely.

7 Probable Causes For Shooting Pain In The Breast

Sharp pain in breast is quite common, so much so that around 70% of women have experienced shooting pain in their breast at some point or the other in their life. Many times, the pain is not serious and goes away on its own. In contrast to popular belief, pain in the breast alone is not even a typical sign of breast cancer.

Five Tips for Easy Pulmonary Rehab at Home!

Pulmonary rehabilitation is the routine designed to improve the health of an individual after or while they are affected by a respiratory or pulmonary disorder.

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Finding The Best Transfer Belt For Your Loved Ones

When it comes to lifting and transferring patients regularly, a gait belt or transfer belt can be a great assistive device to make transfers more safe and more secure. It works both ways for the patient and the caregiver. It helps the patient feel more secure and balanced while it reduces the strain on the caregiver as they have something sturdy to hold on to. With many options in the market, it’s hard to choose a gait belt suitable for your needs. HPFY brings the 5 best gait transfer belts reviewed for quality by patients and medical professionals.

Top 5 Bariatric Rollators

Rollators are designed for broader spaces and not for narrow areas. There are many different options available when choosing a walker or rollator. Features such as seat and handle adjustments, hand brakes, foldable, and indoor/outdoor choices make the rollator highly customizable. Bariatric rollators are also available and are specially designed for large users. These rollators are wider and can support up to 500 pounds. Find 5 best bariatric rollators at HPFY.

7 Essential Products for Breast Cancer Survivors

Breast cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the breasts. It is one of the most common forms of cancer and although it is found more commonly in women, it can also strike men.Breast cancer can develop in different parts of the breasts – lobules, ducts, and connective tissue. Lobules are the milk-producing glands, ducts carry the milk to the nipples, and connective tissue holds everything together.

Adhesive Allergy: The 411 You Must Know

In order to heal, a severe wound requires advanced wound care products, such as dressings and bandages, that are designed with a strong adhesive to secure them to the skin. This keeps the wound clean and covered and allows it to heal. This principle also applies to band-aids. While stickiness is important, some people with sensitive skin might be allergic to these adhesives. This is a subset of a condition called contact dermatitis, where an itchy and red rash appears on the skin when it comes in contact with an allergic substance.

5 Best Antibiotic Ointment for Wound Healing

Finding the right wound ointment that best suits your needs can seem like an impossible task. Scrolling through an unending list of wound care products to learn about a every single ointment available under the sun is futile. To help you choose the correct wound healing gel that works best for your wound and skin type, HPFY has compiled a list of our best antiseptic ointments for wound healing.

Osteoporosis - All That You Must Know

Osteoporosis, a bone-related disease, is a condition where the bone mineral density and bone mass decrease, or the structure or quality of the bone changes. With osteoporosis, the affected person is at a greater risk of fracture due to decreased bone strength. The bones become weak and brittle. Even a small fall or subtle stress on the bones can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis typically causes fractures in the hip, wrist, and spine.

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