Tag: painful knee

Ask the EN Experts: Antibiotics in Apples; Passionfruit Peel for Joint Health

Q: Are antibiotics in apples a health concern?

A: Apple growers use antibiotic pesticides on trees to fight bacterial diseases that damage trees. But there are two potential concerns: One is the use of antibiotic pesticides in orchards, which may lead to resistant bacte-ria. This in turn can reduce the effectiveness of the

Opioid Drugs Provide Similar Pain Relief to NSAIDs for Knee Osteoarthritis

People with painful knee osteoarthritis often take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). If these drugs fail to provide adequate relief, opioid drugs may be the next step. The less potent opioid drug tramadol often is tried first. A recent study, published in the journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage (February 2016), calls into

Knee Osteoarthritis Roundup

Chondroitin Sulfate & ­Glucosamine Hydrochloride Revisited
Some 10 years ago, a landmark trial of chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine hydrochloride found the drugs ineffective, whether taken alone or in combination. In a new, six-month trial in Europe, the drugs were tested again, along with celecoxib. Patients with knee OA and moderate-to-severe pain

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