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Improved care of osteoarthritis may help improve older patients' mobility
In a large study of individuals aged 55 years, hip and knee osteoarthritis was the greatest contributor to difficulty walking, and the effect increased with more hips and knees affected by osteoarthritis. (2017-05-17)
Common osteoarthritis drugs are ineffective after two weeks
Using topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis is only beneficial for the first two weeks, finds a study available on (2004-07-29)
Noisy knees may be an early sign of knee osteoarthritis
A new study using data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative, a multi-center observational study of nearly 3500 participants, indicates that people who hear grating, cracking, or popping sounds in or around their knee joint may be at increased risk of developing knee osteoarthritis. (2017-05-04)
Hand osteoarthritis is a common condition
A new study estimates that the lifetime risk of symptomatic hand osteoarthritis is 40 percent, and nearly one in two women and one in four men will develop the condition, which affects hand strength and function and causes disability in activities of daily living. (2017-05-04)
Finger joint enlargements may be linked to knee osteoarthritis
Heberden's nodes (HNs) are bony enlargements of the finger joints that are readily detectable in a routine physical exam and are considered hallmarks of osteoarthritis. (2019-01-09)
Osteoarthritis linked to higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have investigated the link between osteoarthritis and mortality in an epidemiological study. (2019-07-16)
NSAIDs are of limited use for osteoarthritis
Patients with knee osteoarthritis should avoid long term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), say researchers in a study published on (2004-11-22)
Smokers risk more painful and progressive osteoarthritis
Smokers risk more painful and progressive osteoarthritis than non-smokers, suggests research published ahead of print in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. (2006-12-06)
Poor thigh muscle strength may increase women's risk of knee osteoarthritis
A new study has found that poor strength in the thigh muscles may increase the risk of knee osteoarthritis in women but not men. (2017-02-08)
Acupuncture better than drugs alone for osteoarthritis of the knee
Acupuncture, as a complementary therapy to drug treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee, is more effective than drug treatment alone, find researchers from Spain in this week's BMJ. (2004-11-18)
Study finds link between childhood physical abuse and arthritis
Adults who had experienced physical abuse as children have 56 percent higher odds of osteoarthritis compared to those who have not been abused, according to a new study by University of Toronto researchers. (2009-11-02)
How effective is total knee replacement in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?
Studies that have assessed the effects of total knee replacement on quality of life are scarce and have been almost exclusively limited to patients with osteoarthritis, even though rheumatoid arthritis is the most common inflammatory arthritis for which the surgery is indicated. (2015-07-20)
Doxycycline, An Antibiotic, May Be Treatment For Osteoarthritis
Doxycycline, a common antibiotic used to treat infections and dermatological conditions, has been shown in early studies to slow the progression of--and may even protect unaffected joints from--osteoarthritis. (1997-10-29)
Genetics likely to be a major factor in osteoarthritis of the hip
Siblings have a five fold increased risk of developing osteoarthritis of the hip compared with unrelated individuals, which suggests a strong genetic influence on susceptibility to the disease, according to research from Nottingham in this week's BMJ. (2000-11-09)
Study results may help patients after ACL surgery
A new study provides critical information on how osteoarthritis may arise after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. (2016-10-17)
New osteoarthritis genes discovered, paving way for new therapies
In the largest study of its kind, nine novel genes for osteoarthritis have been discovered by scientists from the University of Sheffield and their collaborators. (2018-03-19)
Osteoarthritis may be sign of faster 'biological ageing'
Osteoarthritis, the degenerative inflammatory bone disease, may be a sign of faster (2006-10-01)
Rock climbing does not increase risk of osteoarthritis
A study in the US has found there is no greater risk of osteoarthritis in rock climbers compared to non climbers, contrary to previous theory. (2006-11-01)
Hip osteoarthritis may not appear on x-ray
In the majority of cases, hip x-rays are not reliable for diagnosing hip osteoarthritis (OA), and can delay the treatment of this debilitating disease. (2015-12-08)
World Congress on Osteoporosis 2010 -- IOFWCO-ECCEO10 to be held in Florence
We invite you to attend the joint Congress of the International Osteoporosis Foundation and the European Society of Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis, to be held in Florence, Italy, May 5-8, 2010. (2009-01-15)
Uric acid may increase likelihood of severe osteoarthritis
The amount of uric acid in one's joints may increase the likelihood of severe osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis worldwide, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center. (2011-01-17)
Chondroitin + glucosamine sulfate may provide no benefits for patients with knee osteoarthritis
Chondroitin sulfate plus glucosamine sulfate was no better than placebo for reducing pain and function impairment in a multicenter, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study of 164 patients with knee osteoarthritis. (2016-08-02)
App helps reduce osteoarthritis pain
By performing a few simple physical exercises daily, and receiving information about their disease regularly, 500 osteoarthritis patients were able to on average halve their pain in 6 months -- and improve their physical function. (2020-03-05)
Is zinc the missing link for osteoarthritis therapies?
A study published in the journal Cell reveals that osteoarthritis-related tissue damage is caused by a molecular pathway that is involved in regulating and responding to zinc levels inside of cartilage cells. (2014-02-13)
Antioxidant defender protects against osteoarthritis
A protein involved in multiple cellular processes called ANP32A protects cartilage in the joints against degradation by damaging oxidation, preventing the development and progression of osteoarthritis, according to a new study by Frederique Cornelis and colleagues. (2018-09-12)
TENS for osteoarthritis: Not enough evidence to recommend
Despite twenty years of research on the use of electrostimulation techniques (TENS) for treatment of osteoarthritis in the knee, researchers still cannot say whether it reduces pain or physical disability. (2009-10-06)
Questions raised about physio for hip osteoarthritis
Physiotherapy for hip osteoarthritis does not appear to relieve pain or increase function any more than 'sham' treatments, University of Melbourne research has determined. (2014-05-21)
Drug shows promise to treat diet-induced osteoarthritis
Scientists from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, have found that a drug derived from omega-3 fatty acids can reduce osteoarthritis inflammation that's been caused by a high-fat diet. (2019-01-29)
Unequal leg length tied to osteoarthritis, says Queen's professor
A new study shows that arthritis in the knee is linked to the common trait of having one leg that is longer than the other. (2010-03-31)
Knee pain not linked with activity levels in adults with knee osteoarthritis
Knee pain was not associated with daily walking levels in an Arthritis Care & Research study of individuals with mild to moderate symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. (2019-03-06)
Common mental health drug could be used to treat arthritis
Lithium chloride which is used as a mood stabiliser in the treatment of mental health problems, mainly bipolar disorder, could be used to treat arthritis according to a new study. (2015-07-16)
Findings do not support use of vitamin D to reduce pain from knee osteoarthritis
Vitamin D supplementation for individuals with knee osteoarthritis and low 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels did not reduce knee pain or slow cartilage loss, according to a study appearing in the March 8 issue of JAMA. (2016-03-08)
Early detection of osteoarthritis in dogs could open doors for a cure
Osteoarthritis is commonly diagnosed in the late and irreversible stages, when treatment can only be expected to decrease pain and slow progression of disease. (2009-06-10)
Knee surgery may have minimal quality of life effects in those with less severe symptoms
Current use of knee replacement surgery for patients with osteoarthritis may have minimal effects on quality of life and is economically unattractive, concludes a study from the United States in The BMJ today. (2017-03-28)
HRT prevents osteoarthritis
Long term use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) seems to protect women from osteoarthritis of the knee, by preserving the volume of cartilage in the joint. (2001-03-12)
Disease burden in osteoarthritis is similar to rheumatoid arthritis
Osteoarthritis (OA) has traditionally been viewed as a highly prevalent but milder condition when compared with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and some may believe that it is part of a normal aging process requiring acceptance, not treatment. (2019-03-20)
Early knee arthritis symptoms first felt when using stairs
People who suffer from knee pain when using the stairs may be experiencing the early symptoms of osteoarthritis, according to a new study by University of Leeds experts. (2015-01-19)
Omega-3 fatty acids shown to prevent or slow progression of osteoarthritis
New research has shown for the first time that omega-3 in fish oil could (2011-10-17)
Eating broccoli could guard against arthritis
Scientists at the University of East Anglia are launching a groundbreaking new project to investigate the benefits of broccoli in the fight against osteoarthritis. (2010-09-15)
Management of osteoarthritis pain
A leading rheumatologist comments on new guidelines for osteoarthritis treatment. (2000-09-24)
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