Osteoarthritis pain: nociceptive or neuropathic?

  title={Osteoarthritis pain: nociceptive or neuropathic?},
  author={Matthew Thakur and Anthony Henry Dickenson and Ralf Baron},
  journal={Nature Reviews Rheumatology},
In this article, we present the case for the existence of a subgroup of patients with osteoarthritis (OA) who experience pain with neuropathic features. Recognizing these patients as a distinct subgroup will allow clinicians to improve the management of their symptoms. We discuss the diagnostic criteria for pain to be classed as neuropathic, then systematically examine the applicability of these criteria to the symptoms, signs and pathology of OA. What are the implications for the preclinical… CONTINUE READING

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