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Enthesopathy: Symptoms and treatment

What is enthesopathy and how is enthesopathy caused? How is enthesopathy diagnosed and treated, and what conditions may be confused with enthesopathy?

Acupuncture, electrotherapy after knee replacement associated with reduced and delayed opioid use

An analysis of drug-free interventions to reduce pain or opioid use after total knee replacement found modest but clinically significant evidence that acupuncture and electrotherapy can potentially...

Does laser therapy for knee pain work?

Laser therapy is an experimental type of treatment being offered for knee pain. We look at the science behind it, and benefits or risks of laser therapy.

Cannabis for pain and PTSD 'lacks high-quality evidence'

Systematic reviews of the scientific evidence suggest that it is of insufficient quality to support the use of cannabis for the treatment of PTSD and pain.

Arthritis on the rise

The average American today is twice as likely to be diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis than in the years before World War II, Harvard scientists say, but that increase can't be blamed on the reasons...

Upper crossed syndrome: Causes, symptoms, and exercises

Upper crossed syndrome refers to an overlapping configuration of overactive and underactive muscle groups. Learn about its causes, symptoms, and treatment.

Rain increases joint pain? Google suggests otherwise

Some people with achy joints and arthritis swear that weather influences their pain. New research, perhaps the deepest, data-based dive into this suggestion, finds that weather conditions in 45 U.S.

Allodynia: Causes, types, and treatment

Allodynia is when pain is experienced despite there being no obvious cause for pain. Learn about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment options.

What is paresthesia? Causes and symptoms

Paresthesia is a condition characterized by a burning sensation in the extremities. Learn about its causes, diagnosis, treatment options, and prevention.

Paraphimosis: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention

Paraphimosis is a medical emergency that should be treated as soon as possible. What is paraphimosis, how is it treated, and what may the complications be?

Why are doctors underusing a drug to treat opioid addiction?

A drug approved for private physicians to treat opioid addiction is being underprescribed, and a survey of addiction specialists suggests that many of them are not willing to increase their use of...

Researcher identifies potential way to reduce chronic pain

By identifying a molecule responsible for activating the body's pain receptors, Professor Loren Martin of the University of Toronto Mississauga offers hope to the one-in-five Canadians reportedly...

Costochondritis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Costochondritis is a condition where the cartilage in the breastbone becomes inflamed, causing pain. Learn about symptoms, treatments and outlook.

Hyperalgesia: Causes, types, and treatment

We explore the cause of hyperalgesia. We also examine the various types of the condition and the most effective treatments. Learn more here.

Levator ani syndrome: Symptoms and treatment

Levator ani syndrome is a condition causing random, painful episodes in the rectum and anus. In this article, learn about the causes and treatments.

Potential drug for treating chronic pain with few side effects

Researchers at Okayama University describe in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the effect of clodronate on the regulation of adenosine triphosphate release and its potential as a drug...

New research findings to standardize first-aid treatment of jellyfish stings

Vinegar and heat are found to be the best treatment of stings from lion's mane jellyfish.

Is chronic fatigue syndrome an inflammatory disease?

A study monitoring levels of molecules involved in immune response in CFS/ME patients suggests that the condition is essentially an inflammatory disease.

Relieving chronic pain with behavioral strategies

In the face of the opioid crisis in the United States, alternative treatments for chronic pain are desperately needed. Are behavior strategies the answer?

Mind-body therapies immediately reduce unmanageable pain in hospital patients

Mindfulness training and hypnotic suggestion significantly reduced acute pain experienced by hospital patients, according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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