Knee pain predicted accelerated cartilage volume loss and increased risk for incident radiographic osteoarthritis.
Increases in stimulation intensity for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation may benefit women with fibromyalgia-related pain, particularly older women and women with anxiety.
Mechanistic pain profiling may help predict response to treatment for knee osteoarthritis with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs plus paracetamol.
Four pain susceptibility phenotypes were identified in patients who had or were at risk for knee osteoarthritis, as well as risk factors for the development of persistent knee pain.
Operant learning may provide additional benefits compared with energy conservation in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome.
Neuropathic-like knee pain may be driven by central risk factors that include depression, anxiety, and pain catastrophizing.
After an aberrant urine drug test result in patients on opioid therapy, the majority of clinicians were found to change opioid dosing or enact another strategy to reduce opioid-related risks.
A "Pain and Stress Management" program for the management of chronic pain, was found to be effective in alleviating pain, diminishing stress, promoting self-management of pain, and ameliorating general well-being.
Patients with SLE who experienced high pain levels and had a visit to the emergency department the previous year were more likely to use opioids.
In a randomized control trial, researchers found that internet-delivered exposure therapy was more cost-effective for patients with fibromyalgia than a waitlist control, which did not involve any treatment during the experimental phase of the study.
Findings suggest that repeating MRI of the sacroiliac joints after 3 months or 1 year in patients with chronic back pain and suspected axial spondyloarthritis was not useful.
Inflammatory back pain often resolves, while in 30% of patients it progresses to spondyloarthritis within 10 years.
Pain Severity May Partly Mediate the Association Between Depression and Physical Performance in Knee OASeptember 25, 2018
Pain may partly mediate the observed association between physical performance and depressive symptoms in patients with radiographic knee osteoarthritis.
Rheumatologist-assessed inflammatory back pain (IBP) or the criteria for IBP developed for ankylosing spondylitis might not perform well when determining axial involvement in psoriatic arthritis.
Individuals using statins over 5 years and those using atorvastatin reported a lower risk for future osteoarthritis-related knee pain.
Hyaluronic acid therapy may be more effective when supplemented with intra-articular platelet-rich plasma injections vs alone in treating primary knee osteoarthritis.
The combined effects of pain with insomnia and pain with depression increased diverse types of health care use.
A decrease of pain and a decrease of dynamic knee instability mediated the effect of wearing a soft knee brace on reduction of activity limitations.
Patients with axial spondyloarthritis who have inflammatory back pain or neuropathic pain may have higher pain intensity, pain interference, disease activity, and greater functional limitation compared with individuals with axial spondyloarthritis but without either comorbidity.
In patients with osteoarthritis, chronic pain is a primary symptom that may limit daily activities and impair function.
Researchers examined the correlation between knee pain and radiographic features of osteoarthritis.
Buckling of the hip joint, also referred to as "giving way," and hip injuries may be associated with hip pain worsening in patients with symptomatic hip osteoarthritis.
Acute postoperative pain scores were found to be associated with chronic opioid use after total knee arthroplasty in patients taking opioid medications prior to intervention.
Researchers examine the association between the knee adduction moment and increased knee pain during walking in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Widespread nonarthritic pain is linked to worse patient-reported and composite psoriatic arthritis activity measures.
Women with fibromyalgia were found to have elevated levels of endocannabinoidome lipid mediators.
Higher PainDETECT Scores, Neuropathic Pain Preoperatively May Increase Risk for Chronic Pain Post-TKRJuly 25, 2018
Individuals with knee osteoarthritis who have indicators of high vs low/no levels of neuropathic pain may be at elevated risk for chronic pain after total knee replacement surgery.
Pfizer and Lilly announced positive results from a study evaluating tanezumab, an investigational humanized monoclonal antibody, for the treatment of OA pain.
Factors to be considered when choosing the correct NSAID for arthritis include effectiveness, concurrent health conditions, and frequency of use.
Psychosocial interventions such as patient education and relaxation techniques may help reduce pain after orthopedic surgery and improve quality of clinical care.
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