Arthritis & Rheumatism

Topical NSAIDs provide relief from arthritis pain

For those suffering from osteoarthritis of the knees or hands, applying topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)—in the form of creams, gels and patches—can bring weeks of pain relief, finds a new review ...

Health

Struggling with chronic pain

People who suffer with chronic musculoskeletal pain face a daily struggle with their sense of self and find it difficult to prove the legitimacy of their condition.

Health

Persistent pain experienced by firefighters

A recently released Western co-authored study is providing an eye-opening look into how physical pain and discomfort have become a way of life for many firefighters across the country.

Health

Study recommends new ways to treat musculoskeletal pain

A new study led by The University of Western Australia has identified 11 recommendations to help health professionals and patients better manage musculoskeletal problems. The study comes after the team found many musculoskeletal ...

Health

'Back-breaking' work beliefs contribute to health workers' pain

Whether from heaving, twisting, bending or bad lifting postures, it's well known that caring for the sick or elderly can lead to back pain. This often results in time off work or dropping out of caring professions altogether. ...

Health

Can the way we move after injury lead to chronic pain?

When people suffer musculoskeletal pain – that is, pain arising from muscles, ligaments, bones or joints – they change the way they move. Sometimes these changes include completely avoiding certain movements, and sometimes ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Back pain permanently sidelines soldiers at war

Military personnel evacuated out of Iraq and Afghanistan because of back pain are unlikely to return to the line of duty regardless of the treatment they receive, according to research led by a Johns Hopkins pain management ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Can virtual reality therapy help alleviate chronic pain?

Chronic pain due to disease or injury is common, and even prescription pain medications cannot provide acceptable pain relief for many individuals. Virtual reality as a means of distraction, inducing positive emotions, or ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Antidepressant proves effective in alleviating osteoarthritis pain

Antidepressants can play a key role in alleviating painful conditions like osteoarthritis and may result in fewer side effects than traditionally prescribed drug regimes, such as anti-inflammatories and opioids, according ...

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