Researchers examined the prevalence and distribution of clinical and ultrasound pathologic findings at ankle level in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Researchers examined the role of pain and function in the association between stiffness and quality of life in patients with axial spondyloarthritis.
In patients with rheumatoid arthritis treated with anti-inflammatory medications, long-term persistent pain was found to be common and may be predicted by higher levels of disability and a history of smoking.
Participation in a long-term health-enhancing physical activity support program was associated with reduced global pain.
Non-episodic foot pain in hyperuricemia was responsive to urate-lowering therapy.
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.
Patients generally experienced pain relief over 5 years regardless of whether they received physical therapy or arthroscopic partial menisectomy.
The numerical rating scale is the preferred patient-reported outcome measure for people with rheumatoid arthritis.
Centralized pain pathways may coexist with more established peripheral inflammation-driven pathways in some patients with rheumatoid arthritis.