Tag: knee cartilage

Newsbriefs: Painkillers; High-Impact Exercise; Fracture Risk

OTC Supplement as Effective as Prescription Painkiller.
The popular supplement combination of glucosamine and chondroitin, used to relieve joint pain and restore cartilage, was found to be as effective as the COX-2 inhibitor drug celecoxib (Celebrex) at relieving pain. The six-month clinical trial saw a 50.1 percent decrease in pain in

Ask the experts: Arthritis and Women

Q: Why is it that certain types of arthritis predominantly affect women?

A: Arthritis in general affects more women than men: women account for nearly 60 percent of sufferers. It’s likely that physical and hormonal differences factor into the difference. For example, women have less knee cartilage than men, making their knees

Sore Knees Get a Shot of Relief

The saying goes that the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Osteoarthritis (OA) sufferers will be happy to hear that their squeaky knees can finally get some much-needed attention thanks to viscosupplementation.
To find out more about viscosupplementation—also known as injections of hyaluronic acid—we spoke with Cleveland Clinic Florida Physical Medicine and

Weight Loss: Your Knee’s Protector

A new study has shown that weight loss is a key factor in promoting knee health. In a presentation at the Radiological Society of North America meeting (December 2015), researchers reported that the loss of 10 percent of body weight slowed degeneration of knee cartilage among overweight or obese patients.

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