Rheumatologic Pain


More New NSAIDs for Arthritic Pain Relief

February 26, 2020

The FDA has expanded the indication of the over-the-counter pain reliever ActiPatch (BioElectronics Corp.) to include all musculoskeletal pain. Learn more about this and other recent drug approvals in this news brief.

FDA Approves Opioid Treatment Option

February 26, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of an intravenous form of the pain reliever meloxicam (Anjeso, Baudax Bio) for the relief of moderate to severe pain.

Do you know your NSAID toxicity risk?

June 27, 2019

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are associated with a number of risk factors that can heighten a patient’s risk of major toxicity. Researchers reporting in Arthritis and Rheumatology have come up with a scoring system to measure a patient’s risk of developing major toxicity from NSAID use.

This Month's Top Stories from Rheumatology Network

April 11, 2019

In this slideshow, we highlight some recent noteworthy advances in rheumatology, including new developments on the benefits of chiropractic care, how best to adopt methotrexate into a treatment plan, a possible new benefit for fatty acids, and much more.

Pain Management in Rheumatoid Arthritis: What’s Adequate-and Appropriate?

November 27, 2018

Scroll through the slides for a review of the many options available to help reduce pain and improve function.

Pain Management for Inflammatory Arthritis and Osteoarthritis: A Quiz

August 02, 2018

NSAIDs, opioids, glucocorticoid injections, CBT, relaxation training, sleep interventions . . . what’s effective, what’s not? Answers here.

The Lowdown on Back Pain in Children and Adolescents

March 19, 2018

When should you worry?

Rethinking Pain Management in Psoriatic Arthritis

June 19, 2017

EULAR 20017: Despite the use of biologic therapy, pain ranging from mild to severe is a persistent problem for psoriatic arthritis patients, researchers reported at EULAR 2017.

Which is safer? Celecoxib? Naproxen? Ibuprofen?

December 09, 2016

The long-awaited results from the PRECISION trial are in - with some caveats. In this slideshow, we summarize the results.

5 Important Opioid Updates

November 22, 2016

One in three U.S. adults with arthritis are prescribed opioids, which vary by mortality risk and effectiveness, researchers recently reported at ACR 2016.

Pain as a PRO Deserves a Second Look

November 09, 2016

Doctors may want to reconsider how patient reported outcomes are measured, researchers suggest.

Lessons Learned: Reconsidering Patient Reported Outcomes

November 09, 2016

In this slideshow, we highlight takeaways from a recently published study in Arthritis Care & Research that re-evaluates the importance of pain in patient reported outcomes (PROs).

ACR 2016 Preview: Pain Management

November 04, 2016

Which is safer? Slow release morphine or slow release oxycodone? In this slideshow, we highlight this and other studies due to be presented at ACR 2016, Nov. 11-16, Washington, D.C.

Hypermobility: A Condition, Not a Diagnosis

August 09, 2016

Rheumatology nurses play an important role in identifying patients who may have hypermobility, a condition marked by painful joints capable of a long range of motion, says Dr. Rodney Grahame who spoke at RNS16.

IM Journal Names Top Rheumatology Reports of 2014

May 13, 2015

Top reports chosen by Annals of Internal Medicine include several on biologics for rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis, and mechanisms for lupus and scleroderma.

Sensitization Playing Central Role in Quest for OA Pain Relief

May 06, 2015

(OARSI2015) Researchers can now describe how osteoarthritis patients may become sensitized to feel pain beyond the affected joint. Different brain areas are triggered than in fibromyalgia, and biochemical studies offer clues to new kinds of pain relief.

Epidural Steroid Safety Advice Focuses on Imaging

April 24, 2015

A multidisciplinary group has issued guidelines for lowering the risk of neurological injuries tied to injections for short-term relief of radicular pain.

Oral Painkillers, Steroid Shots Disappoint for Knee, Back Pain

April 20, 2015

Two new analyses throw cold water on the usefulness of acetaminophen for osteoarthritis or back pain, and of steroid shots for knee osteoarthritis.

Stepped-Care Plan Relieves Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in Randomized Trial

March 16, 2015

Backed by an analgesic treatment algorithm, a strategy for care of chronic spine and joint pain can be implemented in any practice.

Good News for Community Rheumatologists: Your Own Research Grant

March 11, 2015

A Miami rheumatologist tells why he has donated $1 million to offer his colleagues in community practice the chance to pursue their own clinical theories.