Hallux Valgus

Hallux Valgus

What is a Bunion? Hallux Valgus is a painful condition that can both quite literally and figuratively knock you right off your feet. The more common term for hallux valgus is a bunion, or a visible bump on the side of the big toe caused by a bone structure problem. Bunions can cause your big toe to lean towards the second toe rather than pointing straight forward. Basically, the bunion or visible bump is the result See the Review

Trunature Digestive Probiotic

Trunature Digestive Probiotic

Finally, a probiotic your entire family can actually afford to take once a day. Trunature Digestive Probiotic is sold in 100-Capsule boxes at Costco for just $18.99. That’s only 9 cents a capsule. A box of Trunature probiotics will last a family of four 25 days. $19.00 seems like a reasonable investment to make every 25 days, but do they really work? I’ve rated four or five different probiotics in the last four years, so See the Review

Tabata Exercise Routine

Tabata Exercise Routine

Year ago – back in my 20s and 30s, I was a fairly avid jogger. I used to jog between 2 and 3 miles a day, 5-days a week. Yet for some reason, I never got really good at jogging. I wondered why it is so much easier for some people than for me. These people with tall, lanky frames could seemingly run for ever without getting exhausted or feeling strained joints and body parts. See the Review

How to get Rid of a Headache

How to get Rid of a Headache

Have you ever wondered if you could get rid of a headache without taking pain killers? Or perhaps, you’ve taken one or more pain killers and still couldn’t get the headache to entirely go away.  In my pain-relief article from a couple of years ago, I mentioned that Aleve was the most effective pain killer for permanently getting rid of a typical tension headache or the headache you get from too much alcohol consumption. There See the Review

Arnicare Arnica Gel

Arnicare Arnica Gel

I finally decided to give Arnicare Arnica Gel a try after throwing my back out last Saturday. Arnicare arnica gel is a natural, homeopathic pain relief remedy which supposedly provides instant relief from pain and stiffness of sore muscles, bones and joints. I have known about Arnica for a couple of years but was hesitant to try it as I am with all natural, homeopathic remedies. Does Arnica gel and these other natural creams really See the Review

Hip Socket Pain

Hip Socket Pain

What causes hip socket paint (upper leg joint) and how do you fix it? The answer might not be the same for everyone, but I’ve discovered the secret to what caused mine and how to cure it. I really do believe a great many people can benefit from the exact same solution, but first you must understand and believe what is really causing your leg to feel as though it is being ripped from the socket. See the Review

Memorial Day Mattress Sale

Memorial Day Mattress Sale

What is it about Memorial Day that impels us to go shopping for a new mattress? Perhaps, it has something to do with that sore back from raking leaves, gardening and getting the law ready for summer that makes people appreciate the need for a better night’s sleep. We don’t buy new mattresses very often – maybe once every 10-15 years – and I vividly remember purchasing my last two mattresses right around the Memorial See the Review

Gout Prevention

Gout Prevention

If you’re like me – and recently recovered from a prolonged gout attack, you are probably nervously wondering what you have to do to make sure you never go through this unusually painful, crippling trauma all over again. It’s bad enough when a gout attack gets you down for 3-5 days, but when the swelling and pain lasts for several weeks, it can be a life changing experience – one that you don’t ever want See the Review

Indocin Side Effects

Indocin Side Effects

Follow up on Gout and Indocin Last week I wrote about using Aleve vs. the standard Indocin Prescription for treating Gout. Taking two Aleve at a time worked for a while, though it was causing tremendous stomach upset. My gut was gurgling like the boiler room at a convention center. What’s worse, is that the Aleve stopped working. My toe was incredibly inflamed and sensitive which made it nearly impossibly to sleep. I finally broke See the Review

Capsaicin Cream by Capzasin HP

Capsaicin Cream by Capzasin HP

In my week-long search for gout pain relief I discovered Capzasin-HP which is a specific brand of capsaicin cream for treating arthritic joint and other body aches and pains. When our body parts hurt we are looking for instant relief. Oral medications have two problems: They take time to work. They have side effects which tend to make other body parts like our stomach hurt. Capzasin is a popular brand of capsaicin cream (made from See the Review

Gout Pain Relief

Gout Pain Relief

Indocin For Gout Pain Relief Anybody who has ever had a gout flare-up, even once,  knows all about those little, green prescription capsules known as Indomethacin or Indocin. Women talk about how painful child birth is, but believe me, gout might make that a distant second when it comes to pain-scale ratings. Gout feels like you are giving birth to a 10lb shard of glass through one of your toes. The first time I had See the Review