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Does your neck hurt? You might be suffering from stress-related pain — also called a tension headache. During anxiety, muscles tense up. As muscle tension tightens, the back, shoulders and neck are affected. The more pressure they cause, the more discomfort you get. Let’s take a closer look at stress-related neck pain. What Is Arthritis, Exactly? Before knowing how to relieve arthritic pain, you’ll need to understand it. Arthritis—or the painful stiffness, or inflammation, of joints—isn’t a single disease. The term “arthritis” is an informal explanation of joint pain and disease in general. Over 100 types of arthritis exist, according to the Arthritis Foundation. People of all ages, races and sex can get it. It’s also the leading cause of ongoing disability in America. The most prevalent form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which is caused by either injury or normal wear and tear. What Causes Lower Back, Hip and Knee Arthritis? Because arthritis is a catch-all term, pinpointing what causes arthritis may be difficult. START THE NEW YEAR PAIN-FREE REL I EV ING LOW BACK, HI P AND KNEE ARTHR I T I S PAIN

In most cases, arthritis is caused by overuse, wear and tear, or injuries. • Infections, such as Lyme disease • An immune system dysfunction - rheumatoid arthritis • The inheritance of osteoarthritis • An abnormal metabolism, which leads to gout For arthritis suffers, even simply walking can cause pain in the lower back, hip or knee. Often, arthritis is a downward spiral of progress pain, limiting movement and strength, which in turn causes more inactivity and pain. However, by improving joint movement, muscle strength, balance and coordination, this cycle can be broken, reducing pain and inflammation. Call Trademark Performance today at 219.319.0110 we can help you find the source of your low back, hip, and knee arthritis pain pain and guide you along the way to achieve greater health.


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