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Musculoskeletal pain in common rheumatological conditions 

Musculoskeletal pain in common rheumatological conditions
Musculoskeletal pain in common rheumatological conditions

Anthony B. Ward

, Michael P. Barnes

, Sandra C. Stark

, and Sarah Ryan

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date: 22 September 2020

Background 396

Definition 398

Inflammatory arthritis—rheumatoid arthritis 400

Inflammatory arthritis—spondyloarthropathies 404

Chronic pain conditions—osteoarthritis 406

Chronic pain conditions—fibromyalgia 410

Chronic pain conditions—management 412

>80% of the population will consult a general practitioner for musculoskeletal pain. Most musculoskeletal pain will settle within 3–6 months but in those people whose pain continues to be troublesome, and by virtue of duration becomes chronic their will be two key attributes:...

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