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The ‘invisible’ health issue

One in three Australians aged 65 and over is affected by this debilitating health issue daily, according to a survey, and it costs the economy more than $34 billion per year.


Exercises to relieve chronic pain

Physical therapy is often one of the best choices you can make when you have long-term pain (also called chronic pain) or an injury.


Five ways to relieve arthritis pain

The cooler weather often leads to increased arthritic pain, but there are some natural ways you can alleviate the ache.


End of joint pain a few steps away

Creaky joints come with age, but there are ways you can minimise the toll life takes on your body. All you have to do is avoid these 11 common habits that weaken your joints.

Health & Ageing

Are these scans helpful or harmful?

Physios see patients with back pain on a daily basis and one of the first questions generally asked is whether further scans are required. Physiotherapist Jason Lee responds.

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Cost of codeine and chronic pain

The cost of medicines containing codeine has almost doubled since the drug became a prescription-only drug on 1 February 2018, hurting those trying to cope with chronic pain.


How to manage a pain in the neck

While neck pain without any other symptoms is not usually a serious condition, it can cause discomfort and should be addressed directly.

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Wonder balm relieves arthritis pain

Did you know that, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, at least 31 per cent of Australians suffer from arthritis or muscular pain? However, here’s some great news: there is a product guaranteed to provide temporary relief from arthritis.


Codeine clampdown limits choice

As the war on opioid addiction ramps up, users of painkillers will soon not be able to buy medications containing codeine without a prescription. So what alternatives are left?

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Walk away from bunion pain

With more than a third of older people suffering bunion pain, it’s good to know that relief is at hand thanks to ground-breaking keyhole surgery and simple exercises.


The answer to your back pain?

A marvellous medical device developed in the 60s could be an affordable and effective solution to chronic pain conditions, such as bad backs and sciatica.

Health & Ageing

How to cope with chronic pain

If you’re one of the many people who suffers from some form of chronic pain, then you’ll know it can be a burden that’s hard to bear some days. So, here are some pain-pacifying tips.

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