Special Issue "The 10th Anniversary of Healthcare—Pain Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2024 | Viewed by 1558
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Musculoskeletal pain is a challenging condition for both patients and physicians. Many adults have experienced one or more episodes of musculoskeletal pain at some time in their lives, regardless of age, gender, or economic status. It affects approximately 47% of the general population. Of these, about 39–45% have long-lasting problems that require medical consultation. Inadequately managed musculoskeletal pain can adversely affect quality of life and impose significant socioeconomic problems. This Special Issue will cover the pathophysiology, classifications, patient assessments, and different diagnostic and management tools of musculoskeletal pain. Special focus will be given to multimodal analgesia and multidisciplinary approaches that are fundamental elements of the effective management of musculoskeletal pain.
Dr. Gianluigi Pasta
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Title: The role of physical exercise on musculoskeletal pain: best medicine
Authors: Hortensia De la Corte-Rodríguez (1) (2), Juan M. Román-Belmonte (3) (4), Cristina Resino-Luís (3), Jorge Madrid-González (1); E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán (5) (6),
Affiliation: (1) Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain. (2) IdiPAZ Institute for Health Research, Madrid, Spain. (3) Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Cruz Roja San José y Santa Adela University Hospital, Madrid, Spain. (4) Alfonso X el Sabio University. (5) Department of Orthopedic Surgery, La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain. (6) Osteoarticular Surgery Research, Hospital La Paz Institute for Health Research – IdiPAZ (La Paz University Hospital – Autonomous University of Madrid), Madrid, Spain.
Abstract: Abstract: Physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour are associated with chronic musculoskeletal pain and can aggravate it. For the management of musculoskeletal pain, physical exercise is an effective, cheap and safe therapeutic option, as it does not produce the adverse effects of pharmacological treatments and invasive techniques. In addition to its analgesic capacity, physical exercise has an effect on other pain-related areas such as sleep quality, activities of daily living, quality of life, physical function or emotional impact. In general, even during acute periods, maintaining a minimum level of physical activity is often beneficial. There are different forms of physical exercise: aerobic, strengthening, flexibility and balance. Programs that combine several of these modalities (multicomponent exercise) are often more effective and can be better adapted to clinical conditions. In chronic pain, it appears that the greatest benefits occur with programs performed at light to moderate intensities and at a frequency of 2-3 times per week for at least 4 weeks. Exercise programs should be tailored to the specific needs of each patient based on the recommendations of clinical guidelines and World Health Organization. Adherence to physical exercise is a major problem, so it is important to empower patients and facilitate lifestyle change. There is strong evidence of the analgesic effect of physical exercise in multiple pathologies such as osteoarthritis, chronic low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, or fibromyalgia. The aim of this work is to review the literature on the effect of physical exercise on musculoskeletal pain.