The ancient martial art of tai chi has similar or greater benefits than aerobic exercise for patients with fibromyalgia, a US trial has found, suggesting it may be an alternative treatment strategy.
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.
Significant progress has been made at an NHS trust in Kent, but the Care Quality Commission has told the organisation it still requires improvement, including in its triage assessments, mandatory training for nursing staff and documentation of pain.
A new trial is to look at a support programme designed to help patients with long-term pain reduce their dependency on strong opioid painkillers.
Senior community nurses are to be sent as “first responders” to some 999 calls in part of the North East, after problems with long waits for ambulances over the winter that have left older people lying on the floor in pain.
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.
The debilitating hand pain often experienced by osteoarthritis patients can be successfully treated with a drug normally used for epilepsy, anxiety and neuropathic pain, according to UK researchers.
The length of surgical incision may affect the pain experienced after a caesarean delivery, with both short and long ones associated with increased pain, suggests a US study.
Women who give birth in winter or spring are less likely than women who deliver in the autumn or summer to suffer from postnatal depression, suggests a US study being presented at a conference.
First time mothers with an epidural who lie down in the later stages of labour are more likely to have a normal birth than those who remain upright, according to UK researchers.