Urate-lowering drugs should be offered to all gout patients early in the course of their disease rather than waiting for them to develop disabling symptoms, according to updated clinical guidance.
Patients who hear “grating, cracking, or popping sounds” in or around their knee joint may be at increased risk of developing knee osteoarthritis, according to researchers.
Knee replacement patients can reduce opiate painkiller use and improve pain control by using a smartphone app at home after surgery, according to researchers.
Benzodiazepines do not to appear to significantly improve lower back pain for patients presenting in accident and emergency, according to US researchers.
Breastfeeding after a Caesarean section may help manage pain, according to Spanish research presented at a major conference.
Clinicians should think twice before prescribing custom-made foot orthoses for plantar heel pain, because they appear to be no better than over-the-counter insoles, according to researchers.
The commonly used painkiller diclofenac is associated with an increased risk of major cardiovascular events, according to a study in Denmark.
High grade chondroitin sulfate is as good as widely-used anti-inflammatory drugs for treating painful knee arthritis, according to researchers who suggest it could be a safer long-term treatment.
Stopping long-term opioid treatment does not make chronic, non-cancer-related pain worse and, in some cases, makes it better, according to US researchers.
One of the most common surgical procedures used in orthopaedics may make very little difference when it comes to reducing shoulder pain, suggests a ground-breaking UK trial.