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All Rheumatologic and Myofascial Pain Articles

Genetic factors play a role in the development of fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain. Learn what genes may influence a person's perception and sensitivity to pain.
Learn how the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA/DoD) recommendations for nonsurgical treatments for osteoarthritis stack up.
Learn how rapid developments in the field of pain neurobiology is shedding light on the causes of osteoarthritis pain.
Dr. Ajay Wasan speaks with Practical Pain Management to discuss the increased risk for depression, anxiety, pain catastrophizing, and sleep problems among patients with osteoarthritis.
Patients often rank their osteoarthritis as more severe than physicians' assessment. Find out why.
Patients with osteoarthritis are affected by both peripheral structural and joint changes, but also be central pain sensitization.
Philip J. Mease, MD, and Elaine Husni, MD, MPH, explore the incidence, diagnosis, and established and emerging treatments of psoriatic arthritis, a painful autoimmune arthritis.
Learn more about polymyalgia rheumatica, the second most common form of autoimmune rheumatic disease.
Practical Pain Management's Editorial Board lend their Tips for the Management of Osteoarthritis. Learn what the expert do to manage this common condition.
Practical guide to osteoarthritis (OA) of the spine, hand, hip, knee, and ankle, written by experts in the field. Learn more about the symptoms and diagnosis of OA.
Inflammation, wear and tear, aging—all these are common causes of osteoarthritis, one of the most common chronic pain conditions seen today. Forest Tennant, MD, DrPH, introduces our Practical Guide to Osteoarthrtis.
Learn more about the differential diagnosis of fibromyalgia and myofascial pain.
Question: A 55 year-old woman with lupus was taking pregabalin (Lyrica) for 2-years, then developed suicidal ideation. Could this be related to the pregabalin, a drug-drug interaction, or her disease?   
Although patients with psoriasis have a relatively high risk of psoriatic arthritis, they often go undiagnosed, leaving them at risk for progressive joint damage and disability.
Although juvenile fibromyalgia (JFM) is one of the most understudied pain syndromes in children, in recent years more has come to light about the clinical characteristics, long-term outcomes, and effective treatments for managing the many symptoms of JFM.