A novel study carried out at the Université de Montréal and its associated Maisonneuve Rosemont Hospital Research Centre (CRHMR) stated that the pain sensitization, or becoming more sensitive to pain, is a key risk factor. Researchers added that this pain sensitization might lead to the development of continual knee pain in osteoarthritis (OA). The latest study was carried out in partnership with Boston University. The findings of the latest study can be accessed in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology.
Reportedly, OA is the widespread reason for altered joint function and pain in about 302 Million individuals globally. This can lead to severe disability, often in the knee joint. Earlier research highlights that numerous factors outside the structural pathology might add to pain in individuals suffering from OA. Lisa Carlesso, Assistant Professor, UdeM’s School of Rehabilitation & a scientist at CRHMR, lead author, stated that discovering the factors that lead to the unrelenting pain is a key to avoid its beginning and the shift into more relentless pain.
On a similar note, researchers at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine recently revealed the results of their foremost full-scale research. Reportedly, this research was intended to review the efficiency of in-home physical therapy care for individuals who went through the knee replacement surgery. The latest research reviews Medicare home health care claims for individuals who went through complete knee arthroplasty in 2012 and were offered home health care services for their post-operation treatment.
Jason R. Falvey, Ph.D., research physical therapist with the CU School of Medicine’s Physical Therapy Program, was the lead author of the latest study. In general, individuals getting more physical therapy visits at home were found to be recovered faster after their surgical treatment. The finest number of home-care visits by physical therapists was in the range of 6–9. Scientists also discovered that individuals from the rural area or with other complicated medical conditions were linked with lesser home health care visits.