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Osteoarthritis Health Center

News and Features Related to Osteoarthritis

  1. Common Knee Injury Linked to Knee Arthritis

    Treating a common knee injury could help avoid knee osteoarthritis. A new study reports that nearly one in four knee osteoarthritis patients had a tear in a major knee ligament -- the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament). Yet in the study less than half of the participants remembered ever having a knee

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  2. New Support for Acupuncture in Knee Arthritis

    Nov. 18, 2004 -- Adding acupuncture to standard treatment for knee arthritis helps patients feel less pain, a new study shows. The findings come from a research team led by Jorge Vas, MD, chief medical officer at the pain treatment unit of Dos Hermanas Health Center in Dos Hermanas, Spain. Vas and c

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  3. Acupuncture Helps Knee Osteoarthritis

    Oct. 19, 2004 -- Traditional Chinese acupuncture helps people with knee osteoarthritis, new research shows. Acupuncture uses fine needles inserted at precise points on the body. It's been used for centuries in Chinese medicine to restore health for a variety of conditions. Traditional Chinese acupun

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  4. Common Pain Reliever May Not Treat Knee Pain

    Aug. 11, 2004 -- Pain relievers containing acetaminophen are widely recommended for the treatment of knee pain caused by osteoarthritis, but new research suggests that acetaminophen may be no more effective than sugar pills. The findings call into question recommendations by a number of large arthri

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  5. Siblings Often Share Knee Osteoarthritis

    Aug. 11, 2004 -- Brothers and sisters of people with osteoarthritis in their knees are twice as likely to develop the same condition, report British researchers. The first large sibling study on knee osteoarthritis shows that genetics may contribute to osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most comm

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  6. Thermal Scan Detects Early Arthritis

    July 13, 2004 -- A new device is showing promise for detecting arthritis in the hands before joint destruction occurs. A group of researchers at Duke University reports that a process called thermography is sensitive enough to identify minimal changes in the temperature of a joint, the first sign of

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  7. Excess Vitamin C May Worsen Osteoarthritis

    June 3, 2004 -- It may be possible to get too much of a good thing when it comes to vitamin C and your health. Although heralded as a powerful antioxidant that fights everything from the common cold to cancer, a new study shows that over a long period of time high doses of vitamin C is associated wi

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  8. Glucosamine Stops Knee Arthritis in Women

    March 15, 2004 -- The popular supplement glucosamine could do more than just ease arthritis knee pain. New research indicates that it may actually stop disease progression -- and possibly reverse it. In the latest of an ongoing series of studies, European researchers studied the effect of glucosamin

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  9. Glucosamine Ups Ibuprofen's Pain Relief

    Jan. 9, 2004 -- The supplement glucosamine seems to boost the pain relief from ibuprofen, suggesting a new combination approach to arthritis treatment. And while the study is preliminary, researchers say it's hopeful news that arthritis sufferers could reduce the amount of ibuprofen they take by als

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  10. Hydrotherapy Eases Osteoarthritis

    Nov. 24, 2003 -- Whether it's on land or in the water, resistance exercise can help people with osteoarthritis build strength and improve their mobility. A new study shows that both water-based (hydrotherapy) and traditional gym exercise programs can increase muscle strength and help people with ost

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