Neuropathic pain common in arthritis

Over a quarter of women with arthritis may suffer from neuropathic pain, an Australian study suggests.

This is substantially higher than the prevalence in the general population of around 3%-8%, say the researchers from the University of Newcastle and other institutions.

A community sample of 150 arthritic women in their 60s and 70s were screened for the study, with 26% of them