Tag: pain

1. High volume fluid injections are not effective for treatment of chronic Achilles tendinopathy, including for pain and activity levels, in the intermediate-term. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Achilles tendinopathy, most commonly occurring in the midportion, is a frequently seen overuse injury for which initial management involves exercise combined with load...
1. In this systematic review and meta-analysis of patients with chronic non-cancer pain, though opioids showed small improvements in pain, physical functioning, and sleep quality, these differences did not meet minimally important standards and diminished with longer follow-up. 2. There was no difference in pain or physical functioning for opioids...

Patient Basics: Pain

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? You accidentally touch a hot stove. In a millisecond, you jerk your hand away. What just happened? You have pain receptors throughout your body, both outside and within. These receptors send electrical messages through your spinal cord to the brain. You only become aware of...
Image: PD 1. Oral doxepin rinse significantly reduces the incidence of painful oral mucositis (OM) during radiotherapy for head and neck cancers. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Painful oral mucositis is commonly associated with radiotherapy for head and neck cancers, and frequently requires treatment with systemic analgesics. The purpose of...
Image: PD  1. Lateral wedges are no more efficacious than neutral wedges at reducing knee pain associated with medial knee osteoarthritis. 2. Lateral wedge insoles show a moderate association with decreased pain when compared to not using an insole.  Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)  Study Rundown: Osteoarthritis of the knee is a painful...
Image: PD 1. Regular exercise reported at baseline was associated with less pain in repeated measures over a subsequent 12 month period, though this association was attenuated when adjusting for baseline level of pain. 2. Exercise was associated with a significant reduction in concurrent pain, though this association did not persist...
Image: PD 1. Veterans with back pain, psychogenic pain, or migraine were more likely to commit suicide than veterans without those conditions.  2. Compared to a single pain condition, having multiple pain conditions did not increase risk of suicide.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: This study found that veterans suffering from...