Research: MALONE and GLOVER,

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MALONE and GLOVER, (1)Department of Family and Community Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033, USA. review and assess complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments for pain and dysfunction attributable to musculoskeletal conditions.


Many patients suffering from pain and dysfunction attributable to musculoskeletal conditions will use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).


Unfortunately, there is a paucity of both the quantity and quality of CAM treatments for specific musculoskeletal conditions.


Many CAM treatments are used for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, but may be more commonly used for specific conditions. This article addresses the use of CAM for specific musculoskeletal conditions, followed by a review of other CAM treatments and their potential indications for a multitude of conditions, based on the current medical literature and traditional use.



Malone MA(1), Gloyer K. Complementary and alternative treatments in sports medicine. Prim Care. 40(4):945-68, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.pop.2013.08.010. Epub Sep 26 2013. Dec 2013.

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