Joint Injections: Are They Worth the Risk?

Intra-articular injections of corticosteroids for relief of the pain of hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA) may have adverse long-term consequences, researchers suggested.   Full story.

Joint Lubricating Fluid Plays Key Role in Osteoarthritic Pain, Study Finds

A team at the University of Cambridge has shown how, in osteoarthritis patients, the viscous lubricant that ordinarily allows our joints to move smoothly triggers a pain response from nerve cells similar to that caused b...
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Peptides an Effective Way to Treat Arthritis

Peptides are currently one of a select list of treatments used to tackle arthritis. Peptides can help quell inflammation, while improving gut and bone health as well. At the same time, they can encourage adequate HGH pro...
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Pain Abstracts

Association of Opioid Prescribing with Opioid Consumption after Surgery in Michigan. Read the abstract . Knee Pain as a Predictor of Structural Progression Over 4 Years: Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative, a Prospec...
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Physicians Prescribe Too Many Opioids for Osteoarthritis

Source: Medscape New data reinforce the need for physicians to evaluate the use of opioids to manage pain in patients with osteoarthritis. Full story .
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More Doctor Visits Lead to Less Suicide Attempts for Fibromyalgia Patients

Source: Vanderbilt University Medical Center Fibromyalgia patients who regularly visit their physicians are much less likely to attempt suicide than those who do not, according to a new Vanderbilt University Medical Cent...
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Is Joint Pain in Patients with Arthralgia Suspicious for Progression to Rheumatoid Arthritis Explained by Subclinical Inflammation? A Cross-Sectional MRI Study

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Microglial Pannexin-1 Channel Activation is a Spinal Determinant of Joint Pain

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The Pain Circuit Breaker - Visual Illusion Proves Effective in Relieving Knee Pain for People with Osteoarthritis

Source: University of South Australia In a new study published in the journal Peer J this week, researchers at UniSA's Body in Mind Research Group have found people suffering osteoarthritis in the knees reported reduced ...
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Inhibition of Somatosensory Mechanotransduction by Annexin A6

Source: Science Signaling Abstract: Mechanically activated, slowly adapting currents in sensory neurons have been linked to noxious mechanosensation. The conotoxin NMB-1 (noxious mechanosensation blocker-1) blocks such c...
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Weight Loss After Stomach-Narrowing Surgery Eases Chronic Knee Pain

Source: NYU Langone Health A new report finds that extremely obese people who have a band surgically strapped around their stomachs to restrict food intake not only lose weight but also suffer less from arthritic knee pa...
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Minimally Invasive Treatment Reduces Knee Pain and Disability from Osteoarthritis

Source: Society of Interventional Radiology A nonsurgical treatment could improve quality of life for patients with knee pain due to osteoarthritis, according to new research presented today at the Society of Interventio...
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Effect of Opioid vs Nonopioid Medications on Pain-Related Function in Patients with Chronic Back Pain or Hip or Knee Osteoarthritis Pain: The SPACE Randomized Clinical Trial

Source: JAMA Abstract: Importance: Limited evidence is available regarding long-term outcomes of opioids compared with nonopioid medications for chronic pain. Objective: To compare opioid vs nonopioid medications over 12...
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Hydroxychloroquine Effectiveness in Reducing Symptoms of Hand Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Trial

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