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All Rheumatologic and Myofascial Pain Articles

A look at the mechanisms responsible for psoriatic arthritis as well as standards of care including new and emerging treatments.
Primary care providers need to work closely with the rheumatologist to identify and manage comorbid conditions with special attention to cardiovascular risk, depression, and osteoporosis.
Myofascial pain is a common yet underdiagnosed pain syndrome that may present with symptoms such as low back pain, and will respond best to an integrated, multifaceted approach to treatment.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis should be evaluated for signs of central sensitization to better define a treatment plan.
In this PPM commentary, a new study is assessed that offers the first evidence linking a certain type of gum bacteria to rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Clinicians can improve their ability to distinguish between overlapping symptoms of pathologic fatigue, mood/depression, and pain in 3 syndromes: fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
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.