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.
Compared to conservative treatments, arthroscopic knee surgery offers no apparent benefit for middle-aged people with age-related tears of the meniscus — the cartilage that cushions the knee joint, according to a new analysis.
Walking the equivalent of an hour a day may help improve knee arthritis and prevent disability, new research suggests.
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Physical therapy for people with arthritis of the hip doesn’t help relieve pain or improve function more than receiving a sham treatment, a new study by Australian researchers suggests. “Receiving physical therapy did not add any greater benefit over simply seeing a caring physical therapist and [...]
WEDNESDAY, April 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Middle-aged people who do poorly on simple tests of physical ability may be at increased risk of early death, according to a new study. Another study found that light-intensity physical activity every day may reduce the chance of disability in adults with — or at risk of developing — [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Daily physical activity as light as pushing a shopping cart, vacuuming the house or strolling through a museum can dramatically reduce a person’s risk of disability, a new study reports. People who spent more than four hours a day doing light physical activity had more than [...]