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Chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS), a common condition among individuals who served in the military, is disproportionately untreated and misunderstood, according to research in Clinics in Sports Medicine, which aimed to highlight viable treatments.
From 2000 to 2007, medications to treat nonmalignant chronic pain (NMCP) came with a price tag of $17.8 billion annually in the US, a Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy study found.
Carpal tunnel syndrome pain is effectively reduced using topical menthol gel, according to a study from Denmark.
Pain and depression, but not disability, stem from sleep disturbances in patients with osteoarthritis, suggests a study published in Arthritis Care & Research.
Currently studies are underway to refine a surgical approach for migraine headaches, determine the best way to triage patients, identify additional trigger points, and expand knowledge of migraine’s anatomy.
Research presented at the European League Against Rheumatism’s Annual Meeting indicates comorbid diabetes may be linked to increased osteoarthritis pain.
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