As per a study published in the Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache, the tricyclic antidepressants (TCA) especially Nortriptyline (NOR), proved to be effective and well tolerated in masticatory myofascial pain (MFP). MFP is the is one of the temporomandibular disorders, characterised by moderate pain with inability in mandibular movement.
Extensive research is being undertaken for the betterment of QOL in knee osteoarthritis patients, out of which the results from one randomised controlled trial proved that Leukocyte-poor platelet-rich plasma (LP-PRP) injections exhibit better clinical efficacy as compared to oral NSAIDs or hyaluronic acid (HA) injections among patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Transcranial direct current stimulation along with Fz-C7 montage shows a significant impact in refractory chronic cluster headache (rCCH) management, especially among the patients with low pain threshold. The condition of CCH from last < 1 month with unsubstantial remissions is referred to as refractory CCH with the high rate of severe sleeplessness and depression.
Recent advancements in dentistry are developing ways to reduce chronic dental pain. One such approach is the LED phototherapy that presents significant efficacy in pain management after the introduction of the elastic tooth separators. The LED photography has a similar response but is cost-effective as compared to laser lights.
Out of the musculoskeletal injuries among athletes, ankle sprains are the most frequently occurring lower extremity musculoskeletal injury that leads to chronic ankle instability (CAI). The altered dynamic posture control is the major problem mentioned by the players with CAI.
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