Category Archives: Other Musculoskeletal Pain

Gout – Definition, Diagnosis and Treatment

DEFINITION Gout is a term used to refer to a group of disease states caused by tissue deposition of monosodium urate due to prolonged hyperuricemia. Clinical manifestations of gout include acute and chronic arthritis, soft tissue inflammation, tophus formation, gouty nephropathy, and nephrolithiasis. Untreated hyperuricemia in patients with gout may lead to chronic destructive deforming […]

What is Sacroiliac Joint Pain and How Can it Be Treated?

(ĐTĐ) – Pain in the lower back/legs is thought to be caused by a dysfunction in the sacroiliac, or SI, joint. Leg pain can be very difficult and could feel like sciatica or pain from a herniation of a lumbar disc.   Your sacroiliac joint is next to the bottom of the spine- just below […]

Shoot the shooting pain of fibromyalgia

(ĐTĐ) – The aggravating pain in the back, head or muscle can be fibromyalgia. People who have gone through this excruciating pain know the horrible experience that they had to undergo every day. The thought of remembering that state sends shiver down their spine. We do not want you to have Goosebumps again! The time […]

What Triggers Fibromyalgia?

(ĐTĐ) – Before we can talk about the triggers for fibromyalgia, you must first know what exactly it is. Fibromyalgia is actually the second most common musculoskeletal condition, surpassed only by osteoarthritis. However, it is quite often misunderstood and misdiagnosed. The characteristics of fibromyalgia include widespread joint and muscle pain, fatigue, and other symptoms. Due […]

A Look at Fibromyalgia

(ĐTĐ) – Fibromyalgia is a condition affecting around 6% of the population in the US. It affects both men and women, although almost 90% of those suffering are women. The condition causes chronic pain to develop across the body, but doctors are still unsure why. For this reason, Fibromyalgia is categorized as an idiopathic condition. […]

Inflamed Sacroiliac Joint

(ĐTĐ) – Plenty of people experience lower back pain. Though, one of the most common causes of lower back pain originates from injuries to the sacroiliac joint (SI joint) and its associated ligaments.   About sacroiliac joint dysfunction Sacroiliac joint dysfunction typically occurs when the sacroiliac joint becomes inflamed or damaged. To understand how an […]

A Blood Test for Fibromyalgia?

(ĐTĐ) – A new blood test may predict fibromyalgia, a condition that can be hard to diagnose. Research about the new test was presented Sunday at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology in San Diego.   EpicGenetics of Santa Monica, Calif., developed the test, called the FM/a test, says Bruce Gillis, MD, […]

Fibromyalgia Tender Points

(ĐTĐ) – Fibromyalgia syndrome is a common disorder characterized by multiple tender points, widespread deep muscle pain, fatigue, and depression. The term fibromyalgia comes from the Latin word for fibrous tissue (fibro) and the Greek terms for muscle (myo) and pain (algia).   What are tender points? Tender points are pain points or localized areas […]

Drug Shows Promise for Lupus Skin Conditions

(ĐTĐ) – A drug related to thalidomide may be more potent and less toxic than thalidomide, which is often used to treat lupus skin conditions.   In a small study from Spain, lupus patients showed dramatic improvements in skin lesions while taking the drug, lenalidomide (Revlimid), and most relapsed soon after they stopped taking it. […]