A recent systematic review with meta-analysis (for those non-science folks reading one of the highest quality studies you can have!) looked at a common treatment options for Achilles tendinopathy: exercise, orthotics and splinting. What they Measured: Researchers measured function, pain and quality of life for managing Achilles tendinopathy, and analysis 22 studies with over 1100 … Continue reading Splints and Orthotics of No Benefit for Achilles Tendinopathy
The newest research provides evidence against the popular belief that it does. Good News! A recent study out of the Beth Israel Deaconells Medical Centre shows that having an epidural during the pushing stage of labor does NOT negatively affect the duration of labor. Previous evidence and common sense from health professionals suggested a link … Continue reading Epidurals Do NOT Prolong Labor
The Newest Research Links Pain and Sleepiness. A new research study from Harvard Medical School brought together researchers from a pain and sleep background to look at an area not yet well studied: does sleep, or lack thereof, influence pain? Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre determined that decreased sleep … Continue reading First Sleep, then Coffee.