08/16/2010 - News

How You Feel About Arthritis Affects Your Pain

By: June Chen, MD


If you suffer from joint pain due to arthritis, you know that your arthritis pain fluctuates over time and varies in location. According to a study published in the July 2010 issue of the journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, osteoarthritis suffers with better mental health felt less arthritis pain. In addition, arthritis pain flares were associated with poorer mental health during the week prior to the pain flare.

Osteoarthritis affects an estimated 27 million people in the United States alone, and it is a leading cause of knee and hip replacement surgery. Current treatments for osteoarthritis include weight loss, improved diet, vitamin consumption, and over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. This recent study suggests that mental health treatment might be an effective intervention for reducing arthritis pain, as well.
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Reference: Wise BL, et al. Psychological factors and their relationship to osteoarthritis pain. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2010.

Created on: 08/16/2010
Reviewed on: 08/16/2010

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