Category Archives: Pain Management

Effects of Chronic Alcohol Abuse on Pain Management

(ĐTĐ) – Many people turn to alcohol to solve problems. Alcohol is more than a way to relax or a way to forget hard times for some of these people. They use it in an attempt to self-medicate for a number of situations: sadness, insomnia, stress, and in some cases, even pain relief. Since pain […]

Amitriptyline for Treating Fibromyalgia: A Help or Hindrance?

(ĐTĐ) – There are numerous treatments available for the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is classified as a disorder of pain processing due to abnormalities in the ways in which pain signals are processed in the central nervous system.   Patients suffering from fibromyalgia often complain of depression, insomnia,irritable bowel syndrome, painful and tender points […]

Exercises to Ease Knee Pain

Why Exercise? If you have a knee injury, you may worry that exercising could cause more damage or pain. But the opposite is true: Strengthening the muscles that support your knee, and keeping them flexible, is the best way to prevent further injuries. Start slowly, and build your strength over time. Some muscle soreness is […]

Fibromyalgia Medications

(ĐTĐ) – There are many different medications used to treat fibromyalgia symptoms, including pain medicines, sleeping pills, and antidepressants. Some fibromyalgia medicines help ease pain. Others boost mood and improve sleep. Working with your doctor will help you find the right fibromyalgia medication to add to your treatment regimen. That way, you can manage your […]

Prescription or Over the Counter, Pain Pill Mistakes Common

(ĐTĐ) – Sharing prescriptions, hoarding expired drugs, and more no-nos for taking prescription and over-the-counter pain medications.   It’s been a hard day, and Joe’s back is killing him. His wife has some Percocet left over from a trip to the dentist, and there’s that big bottle of Tylenol under the sink, so Joe grabs […]

Hyaluronic Acid Injections for Osteoarthritis

(ĐTĐ) – Exercise and other physical activity is important when you have osteoarthritis (OA). But joint pain and stiffness in a knee can make it difficult just to walk, even with medication and other treatments. If that sounds like your situation, or if you can’t take oral arthritis medicine, hyaluronic acid injections may help. Tiếng […]

Should You Give Injectables a Shot for Osteoarthritis Pain?

(ĐTĐ) – A number of injectables, including corticosteroids and hyaluronic acid, are now available to treat painful knee osteoarthritis. Finding relief from knee pain can be a trying experience for the nearly 27 million Americans who live with osteoarthritis. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) help many, but these medications can have serious side effects, including ulcers […]

Saphenous Nerve Block

Introduction Clinicians in the emergency department and other acute care settings frequently encounter patients who have sustained trauma to the lower leg or foot and require anesthesia for repair. Regional block of the saphenous nerve, a pure sensory nerve of the leg, allows for rapid anesthetization of the anteromedial lower extremity, including the medial malleolus. […]

Superficial Peroneal Nerve Block

Introduction Emergency practitioners and other clinicians working in acute care settings frequently encounter patients who have trauma to or pathology of the dorsum of the foot and require anesthesia for treatment and repair. Regional block of the superficial peroneal nerve allows for rapid anesthetization of the dorsum of the foot, which allows for management of lacerations, fractures, […]