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Summary of Mind and Body Practices for Chronic Pain
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health published an issue of their clinical digest focused on mind and body approaches for chronic pain. The issue summarizes current research on a variety of mind and body practices for the management of several chronic pain conditions, including fibromyalgia, low back pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Kinesiotape Reduces Pain and Improves Physical Function in Knee Osteoarthritis
A recent study explored the effects of kinesiotape (KT) on pain, range of motion, and functional status in patients with knee osteoarthritis. The average age of their sample was 57 years. The study found that one hour of KT effectively decreased pain and improved active range of motion and physical function at a 3-day follow-up in patients with knee osteoarthritis.