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Osteoarthritis and Chronic Knee Pain: A Patient Case A 62-year-old woman presents with a history of knee pain. She is overweight and has experienced progressive pain in the knees for the last several months. She describes her pain as a deep ache inside the knees and a grinding/sandpaper-like sensation with certain movements. Pain is localized, non-radiating and is intermittent.
with Melissa Laitner PhD, MPH, SWHR’s Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs
Osteoarthritis affects more than 300 million people worldwide, making it the most common form of arthritis. It is one of the leading causes of disability, specifically among older adults.
As a practicing orthopaedic surgeon, I often see patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) referred to me by their primary care physicians. Many patients think that seeing an orthopaedic surgeon is the end of the road and that they will immediately need to undergo surgery, which I understand can be scary for them.
The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and Arthritis Foundation have issued a joint updated guideline emphasizing the importance of provider-patient collaboration and multimodal, integrative approaches for the management of osteoarthritis (OA) and OA-related joint pain.
In this September/October 2019 Ask the Expert, we examine the analgesic properties of the extract capsaicin for OA.
Current treatment options as well as emerging therapies for osteoarthritis, including NGF, TNF, and disease-modifying drugs.
Beyond age and BMI, researchers obtained several key risk factors.
The nerve growth factor (NGF) inhibitor has been developed for osteoarthritis, chronic low back, and cancer pain.
A growing uncertainty continues to be made among pharmacological interventions for this chronic joint condition.
A combination of manual therapy and home-based exercise may be beneficial for patients with knee OA.
Results from the trial are expected in 2020.
Galectins could be biomarkers for future OA treatment approaches.
The potential use of pes anserine corticosteroid injections to treat chronic knee pain in overweight women with and without osteoarthritis.
Researchers identified domains used to define acute events in other conditions to synthesize a definition of knee OA flares.
This CINGAL clinical trial is one of many to demonstrate the efficiency of the knee osteoarthritis treatment.
A look at patient outcomes and chronic pain relief after using orthobiologic therapy.
Zilretta is shown to reduce pain in patients with moderate to severe knee osteoarthritis.
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.
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.
Read about new research on the effectiveness of massage for knee osteoarthritis.
Review of current treatments for hip osteoarthritis.
Pain research updates from the December 2012 issue of Practical Pain Management.
This article reviews pain management methods to determine which method is most efficacious in reducing postoperative pain in patients undergoing elective lower extremity arthroplasty.
From oral and topical medications to lifestyle intervention, this article provides tips for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis.
Patients who present with general ankle pain need to be closely worked up for accurate diagnosis because “ankle” as a term is a relatively unspecific anatomical term. Details on diagnosis and treatments of this type of degenerative arthritis.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most significant cause of musculoskeletal morbidity in the elderly, and the hand is the most frequently affected area of the body. Article covers hand osteoarthritis diagnosis and management, including medications.
Article highlights pain management options for alleviating pain and increasing mobility for patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Presenting as toothache, earache, headache, difficulty opening the jaw, or simply jaw pain, osteoarthiritis of the temporomandibular joint presents challenges in diagnosis and management.
The biopsychosocial approach offers a method for accurate assessment of patients at risk for poor post-surgical outcomes.
In this article, learn more about prolotherapy, a method of injection treatment designed to stimulate healing.
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