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.
Milk may be a useful weapon against arthritis of the knee for women, but the same can’t be said for yogurt or cheese, a new study says. The more low-fat or fat-free milk women drank, the slower the progression of osteoarthritis of the knee, according to the study funded by the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Milk consumption did not show the same benefit for men, however.
TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery reduces knee pain in obese people, and the results are similar to those seen in patients who have a knee replacement, according to a small new study. The study included 20 obese patients who had weight-loss surgery and 40 patients who had total knee replacement due to [...]
SATURDAY, March 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Young people who have a type of knee surgery called anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction may be at increased risk for arthritis in that knee later in life, a small new study suggests. This type of surgery is used to repair ACL tears, which can occur in sports such [...]
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 [...]