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  1. Patients Lose Weight After Total Joint Replacement

    July 30, 2010 -- Osteoarthritis patients who were obese lost weight after undergoing total knee or hip replacement surgery, according to a recent study published in Orthopedics.  Among a study group of 196 patients, researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine found that nearly 20% lost at least 5%

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  2. Knee Injury? Surgery Won't Cut Arthritis Risk

    June 29, 2010 -- Having surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or meniscal cartilage knee injury does not reduce a person’s chance of later developing knee osteoarthritis, says a study published in the August print issue of the journal Radiology. The study followed up on 326 patients

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  3. Knee Braces Ease Osteoarthritis Pain

    April 13, 2010 -- Steve Peterson, 62, a home remodeler in Seattle, has rock-climbed in Tasmania, hiked in the high alpine regions of Washington, and trekked across the island of Manhattan -- all while sporting a knee brace due to painful knee osteoarthritis (OA), the wear-and-tear form of the diseas

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  4. Too Much Exercise May Pose Arthritis Risk

    Nov. 30, 2009 (Chicago) -- Weekend warriors, take note: Too much exercise may place you at risk for arthritis. A new study shows that middle-aged men and women who engage in high levels of physical activity -- at home and at work as well as at the gym -- may be unwittingly damaging their knees and i

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  5. Glucosamine May Not Fight Osteoarthritis

    Oct. 21, 2009 (Philadelphia) -- Using a more sensitive measure of joint damage than in the past, researchers have found that the popular supplement glucosamine does not appear to slow the progression of knee osteoarthritis. Previous studies that used X-rays to determine whether glucosamine can preve

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  6. Behavioral Therapy for Pain and Insomnia

    Aug. 15, 2009 -- Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia may help older people who suffer pain from osteoarthritis, a new study shows. The researchers conclude that cognitive behavioral therapy to help with sleep should be considered to help manage chronic pain conditions such as osteoarthritis. "

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  7. Assistive Devices: Living Better With Arthritis

    Eyeglasses, bottle openers, pliers -- we use dozens of assistive devices every day; without them there's a lot we couldn't do. So when rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or another condition puts the brakes on what you do, why not expand your tool set to include a few helpful devices that make it

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  8. Tai Chi May Ease Knee Pain

    Oct. 25, 2008 -- A new study shows the ancient Chinese movement art of tai chi can help ease knee pain in people who have severe osteoarthritis. Researchers, led by Chenchen Wang, MD, MSc, from Tufts Medical Center in Boston, got together 40 people with severe knee osteoarthritis who reported knee p

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  9. Knee Arthritis: Supplements May Not Help

    Sept. 30, 2008 - Results are in from a national study examining whether two popular supplements slow the progression of knee arthritis, but they are far from conclusive. The supplements glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, taken together or alone, failed to show a clear advantage over placebo as a t

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  10. Can Pain Cause Arthritis?

    Sept. 29, 2008 -- Arthritis hurts, and that pain itself may be what keeps the disease going, mouse studies suggest. When a pain signal from an arthritic joint reaches the spine, there's a burst of chemical signals, note University of Rochester researcher Stephanos Kyrkanides, DDS, PhD, and colleague

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