Hand Pain Blog

Chronic Pain

  • 6 answers to 'you don't look sick'

    ‘You don’t look sick’. Four words to make your heart sink. 

     

    Sometimes it’s meant as a compliment, but sometimes it's not. Read on and find out some strategies to deal with it.

  • What is rheumatoid disease?

    Rheumatoid Disease, also known as Rheumatoid Arthritis, is a systemic autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the body.

    The most common symptom is swollen painful joints. Some patients describe rheumatoid pain as like joints 'being on fire' or 'pulled apart'.

  • Can Epsom Salts relieve arthritis pain?

    Epsom salts contain magnesium sulfate. 

    The theory is that as you sit in a warm Epsom salts bath, your skin absorbs the magnesium sulfate and reduces inflammation. 

    There hasn’t been much scientific research carried out on the effects of bathing in Epsom salts, so it’s hard to say whether they really work like this or not.