• New biomechanical footwear system relieves knee OA pain

    13 days ago - By Healio

    CHICAGO - A new biomechanical footwear system was effective in relieving pain and improving physical function among patients with knee osteoarthritis, according to results of a randomized controlled trial presented at the ACR/ARHP 2018 Annual Meeting.
    “Biomechanics play an important role in knee OA and several biomechanical treatments for knee OA have emerged,” Stephan Reichenbach, PhD, head of research at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland, said during a presentation. “The Cochrane Review of 2015 ruled that the evidence of
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  • Patient education does not improve pain outcomes

    14 days ago - By Healio

    Adding 2 hours of intensive patient education - which researchers said consists of several in-depth meetings with a trained health practitioner to discuss psychosocial contributors to pain and advice about pacing and activity - to recommended first-line care for patients with acute low back pain did not improve pain outcomes, according to findings recently published in JAMA Neurology.
    “It is unknown whether intensive patient education, in addition to recommended first-line care, can improve outcomes for patients with acute low back pain. To address this gap in the literature,
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