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  • Physical therapy preferred vs. arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for meniscal tears

    Exercise-based physical therapy remained noninferior to arthroscopic partial meniscectomy regarding function and should be the preferred treatment for patients aged 45 to 70 years with degenerative meniscal tears, according to results.

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  • Mindfulness meditation reduces pain by separating it from the self

    The study, published July 7, 2022 in Pain, showed that mindfulness meditation interrupted the communication between brain areas involved in pain sensation and those that produce the sense of self. In the proposed mechanism, pain signals still move from the body to the brain, but the individual does not feel as much ownership over those pain sensations, so their pain and suffering are reduced.

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  • Q and A: Strategies for staying active with joint pain

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I enjoy an active lifestyle, from gardening to playing golf, cross-country skiing and participating in water fitness. I also walk daily. My knees have begun to bother me, and I am noticing some other aches and pains. I don't want to have to cut back on the activities I love. What can I do to reduce joint issues and cope with joint pain?

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  • Migraine sufferers have treatment choices: A neurologist explains options beyond just pain medication

    Research shows that alternative therapies are associated with improved sleep, feeling better emotionally and an enhanced sense of control. Some patients can avoid prescription medications altogether with one or more complementary treatments. For others, the nontraditional treatments can be used along with prescription medication.

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  • Physical therapy noninferior to arthroscopic surgery for meniscal tear

    Exercise-based physical therapy is noninferior to arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for patient-reported knee function at five years among patients with a degenerative meniscal tear, according to a study published online July 8 in JAMA Network Open.

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