Fibromyalgia and Arthritis Archive

Chiropractic & Exercise: Perfect Fibromyalgia Treatment

Anyone with a chronic pain condition like fibromyalgia knows it can be difficult to adhere to a complex set of treatment instructions: physical therapy, medications, creams, journals, the list goes on. We get busy or forget and

Fibromyalgia: New Theory on What Causes the Disorder

Recent research suggests a potential new cause for fibromyalgia: it’s in your skin. If their theory is further validated in future studies, the results could lead to new treatments for this chronic conditions that currently has no known

Teens Rarely Outgrow Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is typically thought to affect middle-aged women, causing widespread chronic pain and debilitating fatigue. Now, new research is shedding light on less well-known victims of fibromyalgia: teenagers. Despite insufficient research, many physicians tell worrying parents that their

Zinc Levels Tied to Osteoarthritis

We’ve all heard that calcium is crucial for preventing bone and joint problems, but new research suggests there may be another mineral we need to be mindful of: zinc. In particular, a study suggests that levels of

The Sunshine Vitamin Soothes Fibromyalgia

Winter weather got you feeling a flare-up in chronic pain or fibromyalgia? You might try supplementation with vitamin D. A new study showed that patients with fibromyalgia who used vitamin D supplements had significant reductions in pain and

Gut Bacteria Linked to Arthritis

Scientists have discovered a potential new cause of rheumatoid arthritis: your gut. The microbiota in your gut helps to crowd out infectious germs and digest food. Earlier studies have shown that microbiota are involved in obesity and

Younger Patients Have Worse Fibromyalgia Symptoms

While it may seem counterintuitive, new research shows that younger patients with fibromyalgia have a poorer quality of life and worse symptoms compared to their older counterparts. The Mayo Clinic study was presented at the annual meeting

Climbing Rates of Arthritis

Nearly 1 in 10 adults say joint pain limits their daily activities. The number of adults with arthritis is growing by nearly 1 million every year, according to a new report released from the CDC. The report