Musculoskeletal Disorders

A tongue blade can detect temporomandibular joint disorder

A tongue blade can detect temporomandibular joint disorder

In patients with chronic headaches, ear or jaw pain, a tongue blade test can detect TMJ.

Acute onset of pain and a noncompressible area in the anterior forearm

Acute onset of pain and a noncompressible area in the anterior forearm

After a high-impact fall, a middle-aged 
firefighter presents with ecchymosis and fixed flexion in the right arm and hand.

Taking coenzyme Q10 with lipid-lowering meds

Does research support the addition of coenzyme Q10 for those on lipid-lowering medication?

Benefits of duloxetine in chronic low-back pain unclear

Mixed evidence supporting duloxetine for treatment of chronic low-back pain.

Widely used rheumatoid arthritis drugs may bring on shingles

Drugs that inhibit tumor necrosis factor-a (TNF-a) may significantly raise the risk of herpes zoster

Musculoskeletal effects of diabetes

A 48-year-old Caucasian woman diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 10 complains of stiffness in her wrists, elbows, knees, and ankles.

Comorbidities slow MS diagnosis

Comorbidities slow MS diagnosis

Chronic conditions, such as obesity, diabetes, high BP, or high cholesterol, seem to delay multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnoses.

Athletes susceptible to shoulder injuries

Primary-care clinicians need to pay special attention to participants in sports that place emphasis on throwing or other overarm movements.

Is it time to stop indomethacin for gout?

Is it time to stop indomethacin for gout?

Indomethacin is harder on the stomach than most other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

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