Achy joints? It could be osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, is a condition caused by wear and tear on the cartilage of your joints. This strong tissue usually cushions joints, but can wear down over time, causing joints to ache, and become stiff and painful. There's no cure, but a variety of painkillers and treatments can help, as can losing weight if you have excess pounds.
The dietary supplement glucosamine does not slow cartilage damage in people with chronic knee pain, according to a new study. Millions of Americans take glucosamine in an effort to treat osteoarthritis of the knee and other joints.
By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A knee or hip joint replacement may provide a surprising benefit: better heart health. In a study of 2,200 people older than 55 with arthritis, researchers found that the odds of a serious heart problem or death were 37 percent lower in people who had [...]
By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — As the population ages, more and more older people might need to have their hip joints replaced. But how old is too old to undergo the surgery? According to a new study, patients in their 90s who need total hip replacement can have results comparable to [...]
FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The closer in length your ring and index fingers are, the greater your risk of developing severe knee osteoarthritis that requires total knee replacement, a new study claims. Researchers examined the hands of more than 14,500 middle-aged and older people in Australia, and followed them for an average of [...]
WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many elite college athletes are inactive later in life and it’s often due to the lingering effects of injuries they suffered during their brief college sports career, a new study contends. The Indiana University researchers looked at 232 men and women who were former Division I athletes and 225 [...]