Tag: arthritis

What Vitamin D Does For Arthritic Knees: Nada
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What Vitamin D Does For Arthritic Knees: Nada

Many people have taken vitamin D supplements hoping that they will ease the pain of arthritic knees, or perhaps slow the progression of arthritis. Now, from researchers at the University of Tasmania, comes this advice: save your money. HealthDay reports that researchers randomly assigned 400 patients with knee osteoarthritis to […]

Surgery For Arthritis Of The Knee? Think Again
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Surgery For Arthritis Of The Knee? Think Again

Surgery for knee pain, at least knee pain caused by degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis, has no lasting benefits, according to researchers at the University of Southern Denmark. Worse, the operation exposes patients to serious health risks like deep vein thrombosis, infection, and pulmonary embolism. The New York Times reports that […]

Hip Arthritis: Physical Therapy Doesn’t Help
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Hip Arthritis: Physical Therapy Doesn’t Help

Wondering why hip arthritis is still painful after weeks of physical therapy? Researchers at the University of Melbourne have some discouraging news for you: Physical Therapy does nothing to relieve pain or increase function of hips afflicted with arthritis. A university news release reports that researchers at the school randomly […]

For Knee Arthritis, Try Exercise
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For Knee Arthritis, Try Exercise

People who say they can’t exercise because they have arthritis might be be surprised by results from a recent study by researchers at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, showing that regular exercise may be the best thing we can do for arthritis. HealthDay reports on the research, which […]

Broccoli Prevents Arthritis
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Broccoli Prevents Arthritis

Strange but true. Broccoli, every child’s least favorite vegetable, appears to block the production of an enzyme that damages cartilage. The less-than-good news? So far, the connection has only been demonstrated in mice, but researchers believe that human bodies also take the broccoli compound, known as glucoraphanin, and turn it […]

Fish Oil Really Does Lube Joints
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Fish Oil Really Does Lube Joints

OK, they were guinea pigs, not humans, but guinea pigs actually have a much greater likelihood of developing osteoarthritis than humans do, unless they eat fish oil. It’s true.  Researchers at the University of Bristol in the UK found that when they fed guinea pigs a diet rich in omega-3 […]