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2020 Mar 07

Osteoarthritis Cartilage

Exploring the relationship between chronic pain and cortisol levels in subjects with osteoarthritis: Results from a systematic review of the literature.


Villafañe J H, Pedersini P, Bertozzi L, Drago L, Fernandez-Carnero J, Bishop M D, Berjano P
Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2020 Mar 07.
PMID: 32156623.


Several reports in the literature have identified an association between cortisol levels and the presence of chronic pain in conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, low back pain or whiplash. In contrast, few have examined the association of cortisol and pain in people with osteoarthritis (OA). The purpose of this systematic review was to verify the association between cortisol and pain in the OA population.