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All Rheumatologic and Myofascial Pain Articles

Research has shown that some rare forms of gout are genetic, but is this true for all gout cases? In a new twin study, researchers investigated whether gout is mostly genetic or if environmental factors play a role, too.
Myofascial pain syndrome is a common musculoskeletal disorder caused by myofascial trigger points. Article covers diagnosis and management of myofascial pain syndrome.
Article provides practical information on treating the pain of lupus. Covers medications, exercise, sleep, and more.
It has long been recognized that the optimal management of fibromyalgia (FM) syndrome is multimodal and multispecialty—multimodal in all patients and invoking multispecialty consultation when indicated. Article review fibromyalgia diagnosis and treatments.
Juvenile fibromyalgia (JFM) is a chronic condition of widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and nonrestorative sleep. The prevalence of JFM among school-aged children is approximately 1% to 6%. Learn more about JFM in this pain management-focused article
Fibromyalgia (FM) syndrome is a common clinical disorder that is characterized by chronic widespread pain. Although pain is the most prominent symptom, there are many other manifestations that mix and match as they contribute importantly to the morbidity of FM. Article reviews practical tips for diagnosis and treatment.
Although some of the pathophysiology of lupus is known, it is clear that there remains much that is unknown. This entity, also known as the great imitator, can be difficult to diagnose because it shares symptoms with many other disorders.
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot pain presenting to the family practitioner, podiatrist, and orthopedist. Learn how to effectively treat this condition.
Intriguing case of a 54-year-old woman with fibromyalgia and sleep apnea.
Article address the overlap of sleep apnea and fibromyalgia. How do you effectively treat both?
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.
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a complex disorder that is difficult to diagnose and treat. Article addresses fibromyalgia diagnosis and treatments.
Cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) can be used to treat fibromyalgia. Includes cases to review.
A pilot study of chronic pain patients with fibromyalgia demonstrated a positive response to topical herbal agents. Which herbs did they respond best to?
Article highlights pain management options for alleviating pain and increasing mobility for patients with knee osteoarthritis.
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