Could One Hour a Day Make the Foot Pain Go Away?

More than three-quarters of Americans have suffered from foot pain, the American Podiatric Medical Association reported a few years ago. Tendonitis and plantar fasciitis are common complaints, and treatments can include stretching and splints. Patients don’t always comply with stretching regimens, however. And night splints are not “super comfortable to sleep with,” explained podiatrist Dr. Patrick DeHeer, himself a patient with posterior tibial tendonitis. “Patients are always complaining about waking up with them. I consistently woke up in the middle of the night while sleeping on my side with my knee bent. I realized the night splint wasn't doing anything, because to effectively stretch your calf muscle, you have to have the knee fully extended.” DeHeer decided to develop an alternative. He focused on addressing equinus, described by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons as “a condition in which the upward bending motion of the ankle joint is limited.” "The term equinus comes from equine. Its correlation is walking on the toes compared to a horse hoof, ” DeHeer told MD+DI.  “Studies show patients with equinus have higher incidence of foot and ankle pain,” he continued. “It has accurately been termed â€...
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ConclusionsIn addition to sleep, fatigue emerged as a key potential mechanism of multidisciplinary chronic pain treatment ‐related improvements, suggesting that interventions including elements which effectively target sleep and fatigue may enhance the efficacy of interdisciplinary chronic pain programs. This possibility should be evaluated in future research.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Pain Practice - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Symptoms are reported to co-occur during treatment for breast cancer. We previously identified 3 patterns of fatigue and 2 patterns of disturbed sleep, depressed mood, and anxiety in women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer using a Latent Growth Mixture Model.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
The management of co-occurring opioid use disorder and chronic pain is challenging (Dhingra et al., 2013; Wachholtz et al., 2011). Unrelieved pain in patients with opioid use disorder is associated with medical and nonmedical use of opioids (often to self-medicate), sleep disturbance, trauma, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, and decreased dispositional optimism (Barry et al., 2009a; Barry et al., 2009b; Beitel et al., 2015; Beitel et al., 2012; Peles et al., 2009; Rosenblum et al., 2003).
Source: Drug and Alcohol Dependence - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Full length article Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe educational intervention was designed to increase awareness and understanding of the nursing staff regarding the nature, characteristics, negative outcomes, and costs of delirium, as well as the success and net monetary benefit of prevention protocols. The educational program focused on practical strategies derived from the NICE Clinical Guideline 103. Delirium prevention reduces length of stay, healthcare costs, and nursing hours per patient day. Prevention also improves patient outcomes. The minimal costs of the protocol will increase nursing and administrative support for prevention interventions.Nurses a...
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractSleep impairment is a common clinical condition in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. There are several confounding factors for poor sleep quality including inflammation, pain, comorbidities, and medications. Consequences of impaired sleep vary within a wide spectrum, as well. These include exacerbated inflammation and inflammation-related symptoms, mental and physical fatigue, mood disorders, daytime sleepiness, and poor quality of life. Sleep impairment in rheumatoid arthritis and its association with disease-related variables including health-related quality of life have been studied several times in the litera...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 5 November 2018Source: NeuroImageAuthor(s): Noam Goldway, Jacob Ablin, Omer Lubin, Yoav Zamir, Jackob Nimrod Keynan, Ayelet Or-Borichev, Marc Cavazza, Fred Charles, Nathan Intrator, Silviu Brill, Eti Ben-Simon, Haggai Sharon, Talma HendlerAbstractVolitional neural modulation using neurofeedback has been indicated as a potential treatment for chronic conditions that involve peripheral and central neural dysregulation. Here we utilized neurofeedback in patients suffering from Fibromyalgia - a chronic pain syndrome that involves sleep disturbance and emotion dysregulation. These ancillary sy...
Source: NeuroImage - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Patients undergoing treatment for cancer often experience stress, fatigue, and pain during their treatment. Medical management of these symptoms can cause additional adverse effects, but it is possible that noninvasive complementary therapies may be able to reduce these symptoms without unwanted adverse effects. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility and impact of the Seva Stress Release acupressure protocol on stress, fatigue, pain, and vital signs of patients hospitalized for cancer treatment. Thirty patients receiving cancer treatment and experiencing stress, fatigue, and pain were recruited for the stu...
Source: Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Symptom Management Series Source Type: research
Conclusions The symptom cluster acted as a mediator between PA and cognition. Implications for Practice Symptom management during treatment may be an additional strategy for protecting cognitive function.
Source: Cancer Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research
Conclusion The results obtained from this research shows, in general, the fragility in the social and political infrastructure necessary to improve the living conditions of populations, particularly those that depend on family agriculture in drought prone areas. The conditions of social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities presented in the region can be amplified by the drought process, and can aggravate the impacts resulting drought events, thus disadvantaging the population of this region, as shown in the Fig. 1. The general perception of the interviewees of the health sector shows an agreement with what is found...
Source: PLOS Currents Disasters - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
Pain and sleep : A bidirectional relationship. Z Gerontol Geriatr. 2018 Oct 26;: Authors: Frohnhofen H Abstract Disturbed sleep and persistent pain are common in old people. Persistent pain has a well proven impact on sleep but the relationship between both phenomena is bidirectional since disturbed sleep affects pain perception by lowering the pain threshold. An optimal disease management takes both phenomena into account. PMID: 30367215 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Z Gerontol Geriatr Source Type: research
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