Poor sleep, negative attitude amplify pain in knee osteoarthritis

A new study reports that patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) who have poor sleep habits display greater central sensitization — an amplification of clinical pain. Findings published in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology, further show OA patients who catastrophize — consumed by thoughts of pain — had increased central sensitization that was associated with greater clinical pain. —> Read More