Research presented at the European League Against Rheumatism’s Annual Meeting indicates comorbid diabetes may be linked to increased osteoarthritis pain.
Prescription opioid analgesics play an important and legitimate role for surgical patients, and proper use by surgeons ensures that patients find the pain relief they need with few adverse events.
Knowledgeable practitioners can effectively discuss pathophysiology and treatment strategies for amplified pain with patients and prescribe a treatment approach that does not require drug therapy for pain or sleep aids.
Symptoms of neuropathy are present in patients with knee osteoarthritis, according to research from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.
Research using an animal model of pain suggests that mechanical hyperalgesia may be reversible in mice after spinal pain pathways are reactivated in a manner analogous to memory reconsolidation.
Acupuncture doesn't improve knee pain any more than sham acupuncture, according to a new study published in the Oct. 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.