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Can supplements help osteoarthritis?

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While recent research has questioned their usefulness, some medical research has shown that glucosamine and chondroitin may relieve pain, especially in the knee. But there's no evidence that glucosamine can help rebuild cartilage.

Some research has shown that SAMe may be as effective an anti-inflammatory drugs.

Let your doctor know about any supplements you're taking or want to try, because they can have side effects and interact with medications.

From: The Basics of Osteoarthritis WebMD Medical Reference

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CDC. 

Arthritis Foundation. 

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. 

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 5, 2018

SOURCES: 

CDC. 

Arthritis Foundation. 

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. 

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 5, 2018

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