Results: 44

For: musculoskeletal pain

Fear-avoidance beliefs in low back pain

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In his debut blog, Ian Stevens discusses a systematic review, conducted to assess the influence of fear-avoidance beliefs on the outcome of various treatments in RCTs in patients with low back pain.

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Salicylate-containing rubefacients for musculoskeletal pain in adults

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Should you use or prescribe rubefacients (creams and lotions that irritate the skin) to relieve musculoskeletal pain? We report on a new Cochrane systematic review that focuses on salicylate-containing rubefacients for acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain.

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Is resistance training beneficial for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis?

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Does exercise training improve strength in knee osteoarthritis in the short, medium and long term and what about function? This systematic review gives us an insight.

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Biomechanical Effects of Valgus Knee Braces

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In her first blog Lynne Rowley, team leader for Orthotics at NHS Forth Valley in Scotland, discusses a new systematic review and meta-analysis examining the biomechanical effects of valgus knee braces in patients with medial compartment osteoarthritis.

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Cartilage failures. Systematic literature review, critical survey analysis, and definition

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Lesley Dawson highlights a recent study that analysed how failures are defined in cartilage surgery and how survival rates may change according to different definitions.

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Is eccentric exercise an effective treatment for lateral epicondylitis? A systematic review

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Lesley Dawson summarises a recent systematic review of eccentric exercise (where the muscle lengthens, rather than shortens, against resistance) for lateral epicondylitis. She finds evidence to support its use in decreasing pain and improving function.

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Return to work practices for musculoskeletal and mental health conditions

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Heather Gray summarises a review of best practice in work absence management and return to work programmes for people with musculoskeletal and mental health conditions.

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Measurement properties of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMS) in Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: a systematic review

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Lesley Dawson appraises and summarises a recent systematic review of the measurement properties of PROMs (patient reported outcome measures) used for patellofemoral pain syndrome.

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