Musculoskeletal Pain News Archive

Muscle Spasm Medications

Muscle spasm treatment chart with dosing regimens for muscle relaxants and other medications.

Reproductive Dysfunction Risk in Women Taking Long-Term Opioids for Musculoskeletal Pain

Reproductive Dysfunction Risk in Women Taking Long-Term Opioids for Musculoskeletal Pain

Women prescribed long- vs short-term opioids for chronic musculoskeletal pain may be at increased risk for menopause and abnormal menstruation.

Arthritis Treatments: NSAIDs

NSAIDS (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) indicated for the treatment of arthritis chart.

Pain Interference Associated With Depression, Pain Self-Efficacy in Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

Pain Interference Associated With Depression, Pain Self-Efficacy in Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

Patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain on long-term opioid therapy who report high levels of pain may be more likely to have moderate to high pain interference.

Osteoporosis Medications

Osteoporosis treatment and prevention doses including recommended calcium and vitamin D supplemental doses.

Identification of Myofascial Trigger Points in Upper Quarter Muscles May Reliably Diagnose Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Identification of Myofascial Trigger Points in Upper Quarter Muscles May Reliably Diagnose Myofascial Pain Syndrome

The presence of active myofascial trigger points in 10 upper quarter muscles may represent a reliable criteria for the diagnosis of myofascial pain syndrome.

Gout Medications

Gout treatment chart for acute attacks or chronic management/prevention.

Acetaminophen-Diclofenac Combination Similar to Acetaminophen Monotherapy for Musculoskeletal Pain Relief

Acetaminophen-Diclofenac Combination Similar to Acetaminophen Monotherapy for Musculoskeletal Pain Relief

Acetaminophen plus diclofenac and diclofenac monotherapy are comparable to acetaminophen alone for pain relief in patients with acute blunt minor musculoskeletal extremity trauma.

Benefits of Vitamin D Replacement Tx for Chronic Widespread Pain

Benefits of Vitamin D Replacement Tx for Chronic Widespread Pain

"Vitamin D replacement treatment in patients with nonspecific CWP has provided improvements in musculoskeletal symptoms."

CDC: Patients With Musculoskeletal Pain Use Complementary Health

CDC: Patients With Musculoskeletal Pain Use Complementary Health

The use of any complementary health approach for any reasons was significantly higher for those with vs those without a musculoskeletal pain disorder (41.6 vs 24.1%).

CDC Hosts Zika Action Plan Summit

CDC Hosts Zika Action Plan Summit

Virus expected to become active in some parts of the southern United States in early summer.

Time of Zika's Arrival in the Americas

Time of Zika's Arrival in the Americas

Findings suggest one person carried the virus to the region in 2013.

Pain Pharmacotherapy Changes For RA During Pregnancy

Pain Pharmacotherapy Changes For RA During Pregnancy

The pregnant patient with rheumatoid arthritis may need to have pain medication changed due to potential effects on the fetus.

Serotonin Plays Fundamental Role in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Serotonin Plays Fundamental Role in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Serotonin shows it plays a fundamental role in RA through regulation of the Th17/T-regulatory cell balance.

Low Load Exercises With Partial Vascular Occlusion Effective for OA Knee Pain

Low Load Exercises With Partial Vascular Occlusion Effective for OA Knee Pain

Combining partial vascular occlusion (PVO) with low to moderate-intensity resistance exercise training may be a way for patients with knee OA to participate in quadriceps strengthening.

FDA Approves Emergency Use of CDC Diagnostic Tool for Zika Virus

FDA Approves Emergency Use of CDC Diagnostic Tool for Zika Virus

CDC says emergency action to bolster US laboratory capacity for Zika testing.

Exercise May Offer Benefit in Adult, Juvenile Myositis

Exercise May Offer Benefit in Adult, Juvenile Myositis

Exercise may have anti-inflammatory effects in patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies.

Zika Infection Confirmed in US Resident Back From Costa Rica

Zika Infection Confirmed in US Resident Back From Costa Rica

Plaque reduction neutralization antibody tests confirmed diagnosis of Zika virus infection.

Zika: CDC Bumps Up EOC to Level 1 Activation

Zika: CDC Bumps Up EOC to Level 1 Activation

The CDC this week announced that it is moving its emergency operations center to Level 1 activation in order to enhance its response to the Zika virus outbreak across the country.

Ocular Issues Seen in Some Born With Zika-Linked Microcephaly

Ocular Issues Seen in Some Born With Zika-Linked Microcephaly

Doctors should check these infants for vision problems, researchers say.

CDC Issues Interim Guidelines for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus

CDC Issues Interim Guidelines for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus

After 3 reported cases of possible sexual transmission of Zika virus, the CDC has released interim guidelines to prevent sexual transmission.

CDC: First Sexually-Transmitted Zika Virus Case Confirmed in Texas

CDC: First Sexually-Transmitted Zika Virus Case Confirmed in Texas

The first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus has been confirmed in Dallas County, Texas, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Guidance Issued for Infants With Suspected Zika Infection

Guidance Issued for Infants With Suspected Zika Infection

Interim guidelines developed for evaluation of infants with possible congenital Zika virus infection.

Support for CDC's Zika Virus Travel Precautions Continues

Support for CDC's Zika Virus Travel Precautions Continues

Travel to affected regions not recommended for pregnant women or women considering pregnancy.

CDC Officials Issue Recommendations for Zika Virus to Health Care Providers

CDC Officials Issue Recommendations for Zika Virus to Health Care Providers

Ask about recent travel to high-risk areas and symptoms such as sudden fever.

Patients Experience Significant Bone Loss 1 Year Post ICU

Patients Experience Significant Bone Loss 1 Year Post ICU

A year after being hospitalized in intensive care, patients have reduced bone density compared with the general population that marks an increased rate of bone loss and puts them at greater risk for fractures.

Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Activity Seen at Practices with NPs, PAs

Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Activity Seen at Practices with NPs, PAs

Patients seen in practices with NPs or PAs had lower RA disease activity over 2 years compared to those seen in rheumatologist-only practices.

Is Treat-To-Target More Effective for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Is Treat-To-Target More Effective for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

The likelihood of achieving remission based on ACR/EULAR criteria was 52% higher when a treat-to-target strategy was followed.

Can Chikungunya Virus Trigger Brain Infections in Infants, Adults?

Can Chikungunya Virus Trigger Brain Infections in Infants, Adults?

Outbreaks of the mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus may trigger a deadly brain infection.

AMSSM Recommends Viscosupplementation for Knee Osteoarthritis

AMSSM Recommends Viscosupplementation for Knee Osteoarthritis

Patients treated with viscosupplementation had a 15% and 11% greater chance of achieving OARSI responder status than did those treated with intra-articular corticosteroids and placebo, respectively.

Bursts of HIIT Beneficial for Older Men

Bursts of HIIT Beneficial for Older Men

Sedentary men have improvement in peak power output after six-week HIIT intervention.

Fractures From Osteoporosis Double Risk of Death in Older Adults

Fractures From Osteoporosis Double Risk of Death in Older Adults

In addition to hip fractures, fractures of the spine, shoulder, wrist, or clavicle can lead to a significantly increased risk of death.

Low-Impact Exercise Can Benefit Arthritis Symptoms

Low-Impact Exercise Can Benefit Arthritis Symptoms

After engaging in an exercise program, participants' muscle and joint pain decreased by a significant 32%.

IWGS Sarcopenia Definition May Be the Most Accurate, Study Shows

IWGS Sarcopenia Definition May Be the Most Accurate, Study Shows

Participants diagnosed with sarcopenia according to the IWGS definition reported significantly more falls and fractures.

Why Improving Common Tests for Pain is Essential to Patient Satisfaction

Why Improving Common Tests for Pain is Essential to Patient Satisfaction

The reliability or the clinical relevance of any diagnostic procedure is never 100%.

Myofascial Pain Treated Faster with Lidocaine, Hyaluronidase Mix

Myofascial Pain Treated Faster with Lidocaine, Hyaluronidase Mix

Ttrigger point injection with lidocaine and hyaluronidase works more quickly on the first day following injection than lidocaine alone.

The Association Between Lipid Profiles and Tendon Health

The Association Between Lipid Profiles and Tendon Health

Altered tendon structure or pain linked to higher total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides.

Wound Irrigation Pressure Doesn't Affect Outcome in Patients With Open Fracture

Wound Irrigation Pressure Doesn't Affect Outcome in Patients With Open Fracture

For patients with open fracture, reoperation rate higher with use of castile soap than with saline.

No Benefit Seen With Physical Treatment in Acute Lateral Epicondylitis, Study Reveals

No Benefit Seen With Physical Treatment in Acute Lateral Epicondylitis, Study Reveals

For most, PT plus placebo or steroid injection similar to no treatment at all.

Could Older Women With Osteoporosis Benefit From Growth Hormones?

Could Older Women With Osteoporosis Benefit From Growth Hormones?

But researcher says high cost, need to get shots in clinics make it an unlikely osteoporosis treatment.

Increased Work Disability In Diabetes Due To Comorbidity

Increased Work Disability In Diabetes Due To Comorbidity

Increased risk of work disability mainly attributed to mental, musculoskeletal, circulatory disorders.

PainShieldMD: A New Hands-Free Ultrasound Device For Pain

PainShieldMD: A New Hands-Free Ultrasound Device For Pain

NanoVibronix announced the launch of PainShield MD, the first hands-free, patch-based ultrasound device for the treatment of pain and soft tissue healing.

Exercise May Be Better Way To Relieve Arthritis Discomfort Than Arthroscopic Sx

Exercise May Be Better Way To Relieve Arthritis Discomfort Than Arthroscopic Sx

Nine trials reported only short-term benefits from surgery.

Total Hip Arthroplasty Recovery Predicted by Muscle Inflammation Susceptibility

Muscle inflammation susceptibility status may be a prognostic index for muscle recovery after total hip arthroplasty.

Strengthening Hip Flexors May Alleviate Calf Pain in PAD

Researchers report that patients might also be able to walk longer.

Home Rehab May Be Enough For Some Patients After Knee Surgery

Home Rehab May Be Enough For Some Patients After Knee Surgery

People do just as well with in-home physical therapy, researchers find.

European Medicines Agency Accepts MAA for Gout Drug

European Medicines Agency Accepts MAA for Gout Drug

Lesinurad targets both excretion and production of uric acid.

Many Gout-Related Trips to Hospital May Be Preventable

Many Gout-Related Trips to Hospital May Be Preventable

Eighty-nine percent of admissions (50 patients) met the definition of being preventable.

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