Arthritis pain: Do you hear this sound? The unusual warning sign of early arthritis

ARTHRITIS affects millions of people worldwide and if detected early, treatment and better management is possible. Leading health experts advise listening out for a certain sound. What is it?
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(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) SNMMI's Virtual Annual Meeting will convene more than 6,000 attendees from around the globe to share novel research on new and better ways to diagnose and treat cancers, inflammation, arthritis, chronic pain, stroke, brain disease, and more.The focus is on precision medicine--improving patients' lives by developing new ways to diagnose earlier and more accurately, delivering the most effective therapy for a specific patient's disease, and monitoring and adjusting treatment to ensure optimum results.
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This report shows the percentage of U.S. adults who, in the past 30 days, used one or more prescription pain medications, used prescription opioid medications, or used nonopioid prescription pain medications (without prescription opioids) in 2015-2018. PMID: 32600518 [PubMed - in process]
Source: NCHS data brief - Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research
Arthroscopic treatment of glenohumeral arthritis is an important option in young or active patients in whom arthroplasty is not desired or ideal. Typically, arthroscopic management is a bridging procedure with the goals of decreasing pain, improving function, and delaying the need for shoulder arthroplasty. Many levels of treatment have been described ranging from simple to complex —from joint lavage to glenohumeral ligament release and loose body removal to comprehensive arthroscopic management, which includes glenohumeral chondroplasty, synovectomy, loose body removal, microfracture, capsular release, humeral osteo...
Source: Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Editorial Commentary Source Type: research
Conclusions: Psychological and social factors such as pain perception, personality, and time commitments affected patients’ decisions to undergo surgical or conservative management for meniscal tears. This study may help surgeons and other health care professionals better understand and educate patients contemplating surgery. Level of Evidence: Level IV.
Source: Current Orthopaedic Practice - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of the ReviewPolymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is one of the most common inflammatory rheumatologic condition occurring in older adults. It is characterized by proximal pain and stiffness in the shoulders, neck, and/or pelvic girdle in individuals over 50  years of age along with evidence of an intense systemic inflammatory response. Although the above clinical symptoms are very characteristic for the condition, it can be mimicked by other autoimmune, infectious, malignant, and endocrine disorders chief among which are giant cell arteritis (GCA) and elderly-onset rheumatoid arthritis (EORA). Recently, PMR w...
Source: Current Rheumatology Reports - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
The management of elbow arthritis in the young active patient (typically less than 60 years of age), represents a challenge due to the high functional demands of such patients coupled with their increased life expectancy when compared to a more elderly population. There is no effective long-term treatment available and, as such, young patients are likely to require multiple treatment approaches through their lifetime. The primary aim for the treatment of the ulnohumeral arthritis is to restore a relatively pain-free functional joint whilst preserving future surgical options.
Source: Orthopaedics and Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: The elbow Source Type: research
AbstractOver 60% of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients achieve a good response after 12  months of treatment when following the European league against rheumatism (EULAR) guidelines for treatment. However, almost half of patients still suffer from moderate to severe disease activity despite this. In addition, mental health problems may remain despite reduced measures of inflammation s ystemically and within joints. Depression is two times more common in RA patients than in the general population, and intriguingly a bi-directional relationship with RA has been shown in cross-sectional studies. Chronic inflammation impa...
Source: Rheumatology and Therapy - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Authors: Catalano LW, Minhas SV, Kirby DJ Abstract Fractures of the carpus can be debilitating injuries and often lead to chronic pain and dysfunction when not properly treated. Although scaphoid fractures are more common, fractures of the other carpal bones account for nearly half of all injuries of the carpus. Often missed on initial presentation, a focused physical examination with imaging tailored to the suspected injury is needed to identify these fractures. In addition to plain radiographs, advanced imaging such as CT and MRI are helpful in diagnosis and management. Treatment of carpal fractures is based on t...
Source: The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Am Acad Orthop Surg Source Type: research
In conclusion, sinomenine has promising potential for chronic pain management in different clinical settings. PMID: 32454918 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Pain Research and Management - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research
ConclusionDuloxetine treatment in patients with RA in clinical remission appears to have comparable effectiveness on relieving remnant pain, improving activities of daily living and maintaining QOL. Duloxetine is not expected to have any effects on disease activity control.
Source: Drugs and Therapy Perspectives - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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