Challenging Case in Clinical Practice: Improvement in Chronic Osteoarthritis Pain with Use of Arnica Oil Massage, Therapeutic Ultrasound, and Acupuncture —A Case Report

Alternative and Complementary Therapies,Volume 24, Issue 2, Page 60-62, April 2018.
Source: Alternative and Complementary Therapies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research

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ConclusionOur study found evidence of reduced ACC grey matter volume in participants with hand arthritis that persisted after treatment with centrally acting analgesics pregabalin and duloxetine, respectively. The sustained changes observed in the ACC in our study could reflect the relatively short duration of treatment, or that the differences observed are irreversible volume changes due to chronic pain that are established over time.
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
ConclusionHip pain patients with radiographs demonstrating minimal to no hip arthritis with and without hip deformity experience significant cofounding yet modifiable disorders of sleep and anxiety. If recognized early in presentation, treatment of insomnia and anxiety ultimately will improve outcomes for hip patients treated either conservatively or surgically for their hip disorder.Level of EvidenceII
Source: PMandR - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 June 2018Source: Journal of Arthroscopy and Joint SurgeryAuthor(s): Manjiri Ranade, Hemant Pandit, Kailash KothariAbstractKnee osteoarthritis (OA) is a common debilitating chronic disease. Up to one in 5 people over the age of 45 suffer from knee OA and typical symptoms include significant pain, restricted mobility and difficulty to indulge in activities of daily living. Other than knee replacement, no other reliable treatment exists to manage symptomatic knee OA.Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a form of Prolotherapy and is increasingly used to manage OA patients, although the evidence i...
Source: Journal of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionsThere was a significant positive association between dietary GI and symptomatic KOA in women.
Source: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 30 June 2018Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Jabeen Haleem DarakhshanAbstractChronic pain conditions such as low back pain and osteoarthritis are the most prominent causes of disability worldwide. Morphine and other opioid drugs are the gold standard treatment for severe pain, including surgical pain, but the use of these drugs for chronic pain is limited largely because long term use of these drugs is associated with drug abuse and hyperalgesia which produces a negative impact on the treatment. Non-addictive treatments for chronic pain are, therefore, highly needed. Commonly us...
Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Publication date: July 2018Source: Pharmacology &Therapeutics, Volume 187Author(s): Angela Wang, Daniel J. Leong, Luis Cardoso, Hui B. SunAbstractArthritis is a chronic disease of joints. It is highly prevalent, particularly in the elderly, and is commonly associated with pain that interferes with quality of life. Because of its chronic nature, pharmacological approaches to pain relief and joint repair must be safe for long term use, a quality many current therapies lack. Nutraceuticals refer to compounds or materials that can function as nutrition and exert a potential therapeutic effect, including the relief of pain,...
Source: Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The findings suggest that garlic supplementation for 12 weeks might reduce pain severity in overweight or obese women with knee OA, which may, at least in part, be mediated via a reduction in the pro-inflammatory adipocytokine, resistin.Graphical Abstract
Source: Phytomedicine - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
J Knee Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1666866It is estimated that up to a third of recipients of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) experience chronic pain postoperatively. However, there are no clear indications within the literature that predict which patients are at higher risk of being dissatisfied with their TKA. The Western Ontario and McMaster University Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) is one of the most commonly used, patient-reported outcome measures in patients with lower limb osteoarthritis. This review discusses the available evidence surrounding the predictability of the outcome of TKA using the WOMAC score as well as consi...
Source: Journal of Knee Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Publication date: July 2018Source: Pharmacology &Therapeutics, Volume 187Author(s): Angela Wang, Daniel J. Leong, Luis Cardoso, Hui B. SunAbstractArthritis is a chronic disease of joints. It is highly prevalent, particularly in the elderly, and is commonly associated with pain that interferes with quality of life. Because of its chronic nature, pharmacological approaches to pain relief and joint repair must be safe for long term use, a quality many current therapies lack. Nutraceuticals refer to compounds or materials that can function as nutrition and exert a potential therapeutic effect, including the relief of pain,...
Source: Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 30 June 2018Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Jabeen Haleem DarakhshanAbstractChronic pain conditions such as low back pain and osteoarthritis are the most prominent causes of disability worldwide. Morphine and other opioid drugs are the gold standard treatment for severe pain, including surgical pain, but the use of these drugs for chronic pain is limited largely because long term use of these drugs is associated with drug abuse and hyperalgesia which produces a negative impact on the treatment. Non-addictive treatments for chronic pain are, therefore, highly needed. Commonly us...
Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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