Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2010’

Caring for Hips and Knees to Avoid Artificial Joints

April 24, 2010www.nytimes.com PROTECT your joints now, or pay later. That’s the message of today’s column, which could be headlined Joint Economics. If you are one of the more than 400,000 people a year who have already had one or more hips or knees replaced — or someone who already has no choice but to consider joining their ranks — …

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What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

www.medicalnewstoday.comApril 2, 2010 Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), also called median neuropathy at the wrist, is a medical condition in which the median nerve is compressed at the wrist. It is a relatively common condition that causes pain, numbness and a burning or stinging sensation in the hand and fingers. Symptoms of CTS can range from mild to severe. According to …

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What Is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)? What Causes Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

April 8, 2010www.medicalnewstoday.com Complex regional pain syndrome, also known as CRPS is a rare, chronic (long-term) and progressive condition characterized by severe pain, inflammation and changes in the skin. Patients commonly describe the pain as a burning sensation, which affects one of the arms, legs, hands or feet. CRPS used to be known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy – however, when …

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Qutenza (capsaicin) 8% Patch For Treatment Of Post-Shingles Pain Now Available

April 6, 2010www.medicalnewstoday.com NeurogesX, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGSX) announced today that Qutenza® (capsaicin) 8% patch, the first and only product containing prescription-strength capsaicin, is now available. Clinical studies have shown that a single one-hour Qutenza application can provide three months relief from pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), the nerve pain that can occur after shingles…more PainCareMD

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Clinical Study Published Regarding Plasma Disc Decompression For The Treatment Of Low Back Pain Associated With Contained Herniated Discs

March 31, 2010www.medicalnewstoday.com ArthroCare Corp. (NASDAQ: ARTC), a leader in developing state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgical products, announced today the publication of an important clinical trial demonstrating that patients treated with ArthroCare’s Plasma Disc Decompression (PDD) products experienced reduced pain and better quality of life scores compared to patients treated with the current standard care, epidural steroid injections…more PainCareMD

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