An authoritative investigation of the sources andtreatment ofosteoarthritic joint pain
Millions of people throughout the world suffer fromosteoarthritis (OA)--a medical condition causing its sufferersexcruciating pain that is often disabling. This is the first bookto offer clinicians an in-depth understanding of the biologicalsources of osteoarthritic pain and how they can be treated. Here, ateam of leading international authorities has contributedstate-of-the-art information on:
* The Neuroscience of Articular Pain--spinal and peripheralmechanisms of joint pain; experimental models for the study ofosteoarthritic pain; inflammatory mediators and nociception inarthritis; phantoms in rheumatology; and more
* Osteoarthritis and Pain--joint mechanisms and neuromuscularaspects of OA; bone pain and pressure in OA joints; structuralcorrelates of OA pain; and more
* Treatment of Osteoarthritic Pain--general approaches totreatment; treatments targeting pain receptors; treatmentstargeting biomechanical abnormalities; and treatments targetinginflammation
Whether you're a medical professional, researcher, student, or ageneralist or specialist focusing on pain or arthritis, this isyour one-stop reference for understanding and treating joint painin osteoarthritis.