NSAIDs vs. acetaminophen: Which over-the-counter medicine should I use?
Most OTC medications fall into one of two categories: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and acetaminophen, and there are different subtypes and brands (and generic options) within each of these categories.
Study investigates the source of back and joint pain with the goal of reverse engineering treatments
Our goal is to understand the degeneration process of musculoskeletal tissues, including cartilage, ligaments, and intervertebral discs, using advanced mechanics techniques
What to Know About Prescription Pain Patches
A pain patch is a transdermal medication used to manage acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) pain. The patch has an adhesive back that sticks to the skin. It slowly releases the medication into the bloodstream.
Tips To Avoid Swollen Feet And Ankles During Travel
Swollen feet and ankles can cause discomfort during long travel or long-haul flights. A static sitting position decreases your muscle activity and restricts blood flow.
Spine Surgeon Introduces Novel Method for Treating Chronic Back and Neck Pain
Ken Hansraj, MD, the Spine Surgeon who brought international attention to the global health problem of “Text Neck,” introduces LIFT: Meditations to Boost Back Health, a new series of instructional meditations created to improve spine health, help lessen chronic neck and back pain, and provide an alternative to surgery and medication.
What Is Metatarsalgia?
Metatarsalgia refers to pain and tenderness in the ball of the foot. This pain can be caused by anything that puts excessive pressure on that part of your foot, such as too-tight shoes or intense exercise, as well as various health conditions.
Collaboration underway to advance future of biologics
As advancements in musculoskeletal biologic therapies have grown in the past decade, so has clinical use of these therapies despite insufficient evidence for widespread clinical application.
Diagnostic evaluation of mechanical ankle instability by comparing injured and uninjured contralateral ankles using arthrometry
Individuals with mechanical ankle instability (MAI) have obvious lateral ligament laxity and excessive ankle joint motion beyond the physiologic range. Arthrometry has been introduced to quantitatively measure the laxity of ankle joint. However, the diagnostic accuracy of arthrometers in diagnosing MAI is still debatable.
On pins and needles: Just what is dry needling?
While the name of the procedure may sound intimidating, dry needling is an accessible and commonly offered therapy for people with muscle, ligament or tendon pain.
What Causes Plantar Fasciitis to Flare Up?
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel and foot pain. It occurs when the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, becomes inflamed. Certain factors can cause plantar fasciitis to flare up, including lots of physical activity, wearing shoes without proper support, or rapid weight gain.