Joint pain, stiffness, and swollen joints could point to a chronic condition called osteoarthritis (OA). This condition can inhibit patients’ lifestyles and severely hinder their physical activity. Experts agree that healthier habits, like losing excess weight, exercise, and disease state education are integral non-drug treatments for OA.2,3
Headaches are a common condition that most people will experience sometime in their life, characterized by pain in any region of the head. The pain can be throbbing, sharp or dull. Migraines are a neurovascular disorder characterized by severe throbbing pain usually on one side of the head. They are often accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound. Diagnosing headache and migraines are important to help patients recognize triggers and find treatment plans that will help improve their quality of life.
We cover the the different types of diagnoses of back pain, the common symptoms your patient may be experiencing, and treatment recommendations you can make to them. It's essential to understand the different causes of back pain in order to properly diagnose treatement for your patient.
A sprain is a stretching or tearing of a ligament whereas a strain is an injury to a tendon or muscle.4 Ligaments, tendons, and muscles are the most common sites of soft tissue injury in the body.5 What differentiates sprains and strains is the tissue that is injured.
Whether a patient is experiencing menstruation for the first time, or they’ve had their fair share of cycles, menstrual pain (dysmenorrhea) never gets old. A woman can experience a wide variety of pain symptoms throughout their cycle. We'll help you understand how to treat your patient's menstrual pain.