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Finger joint osteoarthritis is experienced by half of men over age 60 and half of women over age 50, causing pain and decreased strength and range of motion. An article in the journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reports an alternative to conventional surgery for patients with arthritic...

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According to the CDC, OA affects over 32.5 million US adults. Discovery of a new molecular signaling pathway, therefore, could be important. The research, published in Frontiers in Neuroscience, presents “the first evidence of a potential functional role of artemin/GFRα3 in chronic OA-pain in mice...

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Findings published in Annals of Internal Medicine report the compared efficacy of telehealth exercise programs used with or without dietary intervention. The exercise program alone = 6 videoconference meetings comprising exercise, behavior, and self-management instruction. For the exercise and diet...

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An article in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health reports findings from an investigation of knee osteoarthritis (OA) and kinesio tape (KT). Through a meta-analysis looking at literature from 1970 to 2020, researchers combed findings and compared the effects of KT vs...

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Researchers and clinicians with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston have published a guide to help primary care physicians treat their patients with osteoporosis. In the Journal of Family Practice, it is pointed out that along with the aging population, “primary osteoporosis has...

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An article published in JAMA Internal Medicine poses the question, does the addition of behavior-change text messages improve the lives—and pain and functioning—of those with osteoarthritis in their knees. The simple answer appears to be "yes," at least for the 206 adults in the trial, all of whom...

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An article published in the journal of Pain states that 1 of every 5 Americans suffers from chronic pain. That’s 20% of the population! It doesn’t just affect them. Along with each person’s decreased quality of life comes higher medical costs for all and other economic issues. Researchers from...

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The Journal of Pain Research published an article entitled, Bibliometric Analysis of Research Articles on Pain in the Elderly Published from 2000 to 2019. In it, over 2100 articles were included, the largest number of them from the United States. "This work provides researchers with an in-depth...

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Although women have some conditions at much higher rates than men, and experience more adverse effects than men, and may need smaller dosages than men, they are frequently lumped in the same category as men. An article discussed on the site The Hill points out that “Despite the inclusion of women...

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Poor sleep can lead to depression, diabetes, dementia, hypertension, and increased pain levels. All of which can lead to poorer sleep in a highly negative spiral. Poor sleep is frequently seen in older people, although “If you are a healthy older person, your sleep should remain stable after 50-60,”...

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