Cramping caused by more than dehydration

This is a reworking of a presentation by Prof Martin Schwellnus, professor of Sport and Exercise Medicine at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, at the World Congress of Internal Medicine in Cape Town.

Read More
CPD POINTS: 0

Lower back pain relief

Recent studies show that the most frequently assessed complaint in emergency departments (ED) is non-traumatic musculoskeletal. Low back pain (LBP) is the most common, reaching a prevalence of around 15%.

Read More
CPD POINTS: 0

Tapentadol knocks out pain

The word ‘pain’ is derived from the Latin word ‘Poena’, roughly translated as ‘punishment from God’.

Read More
CPD POINTS: 0

Sprains and strains: An overview

Musculoskeletal injuries are synonymous with symptoms of pain.

Read More
CPD POINTS: 0

Pharmacological treatment of osteoporosis

The National Osteoporosis Guideline Group (NOGG) in the UK has updated the clinical guidelines for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in 2017.

Read More
CPD POINTS: 3

Take it till you make it

Research indicated that adherence to medication in patients with rheumatoid arthritis is low, varying from 30 to 80%.

Read More
CPD POINTS: 3

Postoperative pain: a psychological assessement

An effective postoperative management is not a standardised regime and is rather tailored to the needs of the individual patient

Read More
CPD POINTS: 3

Hyluronans and Molecilar weight

Investigators in several preclinical studies evaluating joint-structure modification in osteoarthritis models have reported advantages to using low- to mid-MW hyaluronans.

Read More
CPD POINTS: 3

Codeine Care Initiative

Roxann van Rugge, Professional Trainer and Legal Advisor to the Daly Morgan Group

Read More
CPD POINTS: 3

PAIN: A sensory and emotional experience

Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) is a chronic inflammatory disease predominantly affecting the axial skeleton (sacroiliac joints and spine).

Read More
CPD POINTS: 3

A first for SA

Spec Etoricoxib is indicated for the acute use for short-term relief of acute gouty arthritis, acute pain, primary dysmenorrhea and moderate to severe acute post-operative dental surgery pain.

Read More
CPD POINTS: 0

Myofascial pain syndrome on the increase

MFTPs are categorised clinically dependent on their type. There are two types of MFTPs – active and latent (Travell and Simons, 1999).

Read More
CPD POINTS: 0

Post-stroke pain

Read More
CPD POINTS: 0