TENS is effective for reducing pain in people with fibromyalgia says new evidence review

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TENS, fibromyalgia pain, fibromyalgia information, arthritis digestThe pain relieving effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) have come under scrutiny again, this time in people with fibromyalgia. Continue reading

Hip fracture? Do not delay surgery experts warn

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hip surgery, hip fracture, osteoporosis, arthritis digest magazineReduce death after hip surgery in medically stable older patients by doing surgery on the day of admission or the following day, according to a large study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Continue reading

Women with fibromyalgia need to get moving to improve quality of life – new study

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fibromyalgia, exercise, physical activity, arthritis digestReplacing sedentary behaviour with physical activity is associated with better quality of life and lower disease impact in women with fibromyalgia, a team reports in Arthritis Care and Research. Continue reading

Lower rate of repeat surgery when hip implants use cross-linked polyethylene

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hip replacement, hip revision surgery, hip op, hip arthritisThe verdict is in: hip implants with components made of cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) substantially lower the risk of revision surgery after total hip replacement, reports research in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. Continue reading

Fibromyalgia and migraine increases likelihood of depression

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migraine, fibromyalgia, headache, pain, fibromyalgia information, arthritis digestPeople with both fibromyalgia and migraine report more depressive symptoms, higher headache intensity, and are more likely to have severe headache related disability compared to people without fibromyalgia, says research in the Journal of Headache Pain. Continue reading

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