Lower back pain continues to be mistreated in UK

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back pain diagnosis, back pain statistics, arthritis digest magazineLower back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting around 540 million people at any one time. But the condition is often mistreated, against best practice treatment guidelines, says evidence in The Lancet. Continue reading

Weight loss after lap-band surgery eases chronic osteoarthritis knee pain

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lap-band surgery, knee pain, arthritis surgery, arthritis digestExtremely obese people who have a band surgically strapped around their stomachs to restrict food intake lose weight and suffer less from osteoarthritis knee pain says new research in Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. Continue reading

New study explores the clinical anatomy of fibromyalgia – interesting findings

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fibromyalgia statistics, fibromyalgia comorbidity, fibromyalgia researchFibromyalgia continues to be difficult to diagnose and complicated to treat, so a research team has taken an overview of the latest evidence, reporting their findings in Clinical Anatomy: Continue reading

Hyaluronic acid injections work best for younger people with worse knee pain highlights new study

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Hyaluronic acid injection, knee pain, arthritis digest, arthritis information People with osteoarthritis who have worse knee pain, are younger and have less severe structural damage benefit the most from hyaluronic acid injections, according to findings in Arthritis Research and Therapy. Continue reading

Naltrexone in the management of fibromyalgia: latest findings

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Naltrexone, fibromyalgia drug, fibromyalgia research, arthritis digestChronic inflammatory diseases are complex to treat and have an impact on a large number of patients. Continue reading

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