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All Rheumatologic and Myofascial Pain Articles

The controversies, misunderstandings, and lack of knowledge surrounding fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain and the absolute mess the diagnostic label of “fibromyalgia” has created have been well reviewed.
To prevent further joint destruction and improve current joint and muscle capabilities in patients with inflammatory arthritis, physicians can refer patients for physical and occupational therapy.
Chronic heel pain can be extremely complex and debilitating. Very subtle, and some not so subtle, lower extremity biomechanical compensations frequently occur resulting in symptom complexes that can be extensive and difficult to treat and not isolated to the heel. These multi-factorial pain syndromes can be confusing to the practitioner in the initial diagnosis and work up of the patient.
The ankle joint consists of many bones, ligaments and tendons that all play an integral part in maintaining its stability. All these function to allow a multitude of movements within the ankle joint. Consequently, ankle instability can result if any of the related bones, tendons, or ligaments are compromised. The tibia and fibula are intimately joined by the interosseous membranes.
Article provides a case report of chronic unilateral pain from a sports-related groin injury and suggests that more effective screening tools are needed for this condition.
Learn about traditional Chinese medicine, which has a number of modalities that may help treat primary and secondary symptoms in patients who have fibromyalgia.
Article discusses the criteria for diagnosing fibromyalgia. The American College of Rheumatology updated its fibromyalgia diagnostic criteria in May 2010.
The osteopathic approach to the patient with fibromyalgia is characterized by a comprehensive, functional, health-oriented, patient-centered management plan that restores the patient’s adaptive potential.
Shingles pain and lesions resolved in 48 hours after treatment with frequency-specific microcurrent. Learn about this non-pharmacologic treatment of shingles.
Applying laser therapy to the arthritis patient by using a combination of application techniques can provide considerable relief in many cases.
Inguinodynia as a hernia post-operative chronic pain syndrome may occur due to an assortment of causes including mesh shrinkage, inflammation, scarification, as well as surgical technique.
The biopsychosocial approach offers a method for accurate assessment of patients at risk for poor post-surgical outcomes.
The Fibromatome Map bridges the gap between recent pharmaceutical discoveries of widespread pain due to hyperactive nerves and interventional spine medicine by effectively identifying and treating specific nerve roots that cause widespread pain.
Therapeutic low-level laser has good pain relieving and anti-inflammatory effects and has been shown to increase the quality of life in Fibromyalgia patients.
Acupuncture may be a useful intervention to manage chronic pain of fibromyalgia. Learn about the efficacy and effectiveness of this complementary treatment for firbromyalgia.
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