Researchers at the Warwick Medical School’s Clinical Sciences Research Institute, UK, have developed a blood test that can diagnose osteoarthritis (OA) in its early stages, potentially leading to earlier treatment for the debilitating disease and enhanced quality of life for arthritis patients. The test also can differentiate between OA and
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The term arthritis is used to describe a variety of rheumatic diseases that result in inflammation of the joints. While stiffness, limited range of motion, and swelling all are common symptoms of arthritis, the hallmark feature of most arthritides is pain in the joints. In some people this pain can
Among osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis medications, acetaminophen (found in Tylenol, Datril, and several forms of Excedrin) is generally safe and effective for relieving pain, although not inflammation. It’s especially known for relieving pain from osteoarthritis of the hip and knee.
Some studies have shown that it is as effective as naproxen