Access to the PPM Journal and newsletters is FREE for clinicians.
Signup for PPM

All General Musculoskeletal Pain Articles

The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the human body. The humerus and scapula form the shoulder joint, supported by rotator cuff muscles and tendons.
Too much imaging: a perspective on what needs to change regarding the assessment of musculoskeletal pain conditions, using back pain as an example.
A first-look case report demonstrates that RFA, compared to standard care approaches, may relieve long-term pain for patients with xiphodynia.
A look at two novel approaches: continuous femoral nerve blocks and cryoneurolysis.
Patients with chronic pain affecting the face and/or limbs may have impaired motor imagery but findings are not as clear-cut for spine and neck pain.
In pain patients with high levels of LDL cholesterol, findings could lead to better choice of statins.
A look at the minimum clinically important differences of the 6MWT, 1MSCT, and JAM for assessing musculoskeletal conditions.
Athletes can often fight through their pain to compete, which makes their pain control so unique. Tips for PM&R and other pain practitioners.
ITB Therapy with Lioresal Intrathecal (baclofen injection) reduces spasticity-related pain and improves quality of life.
Post-menopausal women are prone to experience musculoskeletal pain and sleep disturbance. Researchers examine why.
Rise in diagnoses and costs point to need for more research, treatment methods for Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome (AMPS) in pediatric population
An expansion of treatment means more options for migraine and musculoskeletal pain sufferers.
Q: What are the most common chronic overuse sports injuries? Dr. Pinzon: The majority of the injuries are, at least in my practice, primarily running and endurance sports injuries.
Learn more about the diagnosis and management of Achilles tendon injuries. The authors review conservative therapy options to reduce pain and improve function.
Shoulder pain represents a significant portion of musculoskeletal injuries. Rotator cuff injuries, in particular, can be painful and debilitating, leading to chronic disability and job loss.
In essence, doctors of podiatric medicine are pain management specialists, albeit in a very different way.
The science of ergonomics is an approach that aims to fit the workplace conditions and requirements to the worker--instead of the other way around.
Article explores a range of causes and treatments of prenatal low back pain.
New research suggests interstitial cystitis (IC), a painful bladder disorder, is quite prevalent in the general population. Learn about this type of chronic pelvic pain in this article.
Article highlights treatment modalities for pelvic floor dysfunction and chronic pelvic pain. Discussion of electric neuromodulation is included.
An introductory view of surface electromyography methodology in the investigation and rehabilitation of dysfunctional and painful axial skeleton muscles.
This article discusses treatment of muscular dysfunction of upper limbs and provides an overview of the surface electromyography (SEMG) approach to the investigation of muscular dysfunction and rehabilitation of upper limb muscles.
Medication reviews of drugs used to treat musculoskeletal pain.
There is widespread recognition that musculoskeletal and chronic pain conditions are poorly diagnosed and treated, leading to chronic disability, risk for drug dependence and depression, dissatisfaction with the medical profession and epidemic costs.
Part three of a series discussing clinical presentation, exam, and treatment options for a variety of chronic conditions, including CRPS/RSD and migraines.
Source-of-pain physical examinations, diagnoses, and treatment options are reviewed in part two of a series on chronic pain.
Part four of a series reviews fibromyalgia and somatoform pain disorder tests and treatment options.
In this retrospective observational study of chronic unresolved ankle pain, Hackett-Hemwall dextrose prolotherapy helped promote a measurable decrease in the pain and stiffness of the treated joints and improvement in clinically-relevant parameters.
This retrospective observational study of patients with unresolved wrist pain noted improvements in many quality of life parameters after Hackett-Hemwall dextrose prolotherapy.
Considerations of muscular relationships in pain management based on Surface Electromyographic (SEMG) Studies. Focuses on shoulder pain/shoulder dysfunction.
A primer for pain management physicians on the mechanism of action and indications for use.
An SEMG view of investigation of muscular dysfunction and rehabilitation of the lower limb muscles.
close X