Lack of sleep immediately prior to surgery may worsen postoperative pain, but caffeine may help to offset this effect, according to a new study in rats.
The use of platelet-rich plasma as a treatment for knee pain is relatively new, and becoming more popular. Learn about this alternative treatment.
What is enthesopathy and how is enthesopathy caused? How is enthesopathy diagnosed and treated, and what conditions may be confused with enthesopathy?
An analysis of drug-free interventions to reduce pain or opioid use after total knee replacement found modest but clinically significant evidence that acupuncture and electrotherapy can potentially...
Laser therapy is an experimental type of treatment being offered for knee pain. We look at the science behind it, and benefits or risks of laser therapy.
Systematic reviews of the scientific evidence suggest that it is of insufficient quality to support the use of cannabis for the treatment of PTSD and pain.
The average American today is twice as likely to be diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis than in the years before World War II, Harvard scientists say, but that increase can't be blamed on the reasons...
Upper crossed syndrome refers to an overlapping configuration of overactive and underactive muscle groups. Learn about its causes, symptoms, and treatment.
Some people with achy joints and arthritis swear that weather influences their pain. New research, perhaps the deepest, data-based dive into this suggestion, finds that weather conditions in 45 U.S.
Allodynia is when pain is experienced despite there being no obvious cause for pain. Learn about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment options.
Paresthesia is a condition characterized by a burning sensation in the extremities. Learn about its causes, diagnosis, treatment options, and prevention.
Paraphimosis is a medical emergency that should be treated as soon as possible. What is paraphimosis, how is it treated, and what may the complications be?
A drug approved for private physicians to treat opioid addiction is being underprescribed, and a survey of addiction specialists suggests that many of them are not willing to increase their use of...
By identifying a molecule responsible for activating the body's pain receptors, Professor Loren Martin of the University of Toronto Mississauga offers hope to the one-in-five Canadians reportedly...
Costochondritis is a condition where the cartilage in the breastbone becomes inflamed, causing pain. Learn about symptoms, treatments and outlook.
We explore the cause of hyperalgesia. We also examine the various types of the condition and the most effective treatments. Learn more here.
Levator ani syndrome is a condition causing random, painful episodes in the rectum and anus. In this article, learn about the causes and treatments.
Researchers at Okayama University describe in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the effect of clodronate on the regulation of adenosine triphosphate release and its potential as a drug...
Vinegar and heat are found to be the best treatment of stings from lion's mane jellyfish.
A study monitoring levels of molecules involved in immune response in CFS/ME patients suggests that the condition is essentially an inflammatory disease.