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AAOS Updates Treatment Guidelines for Knee Osteoarthritis

From about.com

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has published updated clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. The 2013 guidelines replace the 2008 version and contain about 15 recommendations. With input from the American College of Rheumatology, the American Academy of Family Practice, and the American Physical Therapy…

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Joint Replacement Surgery Could Become A Thing Of The Past With New Theory On Genesis Of Osteoarthritis

From medicalnewstoday.com

Scientists at Johns Hopkins have turned their view of osteoarthritis (OA) inside out. Literally. Instead of seeing the painful degenerative disease as a problem primarily of the cartilage that cushions joints, they now have evidence that the bone underneath the cartilage is also a key player and exacerbates the damage.

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Study Spells Out Health Risks of Oral Anti-inflammatories

By Jennifer Davis — From arthritistoday.org

— One of the most comprehensive analyses of the risks and benefits of oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) – a class of painkillers commonly used by arthritis patients – spells out the risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure and upper gastrointestinal (GI) complications of each different…

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Black bean broth: Treatment for arthritis, gout and joint pain

From naturalnews.com

(NaturalNews) Treatments for arthritis and gout, such as home remedies like black bean broth, offer antioxidant protection, lower uric acid levels, reduce pain and inflammation, and should be made part of your home remedy arsenal.

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25 Treatments for Arthritis Hip and Knee Pain

From arthritistoday.org

When it comes to treating osteoarthritis in your knees and hips, you may have more options than you realize. In February 2008, the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting osteoarthritis research and treatment, published its first evidence-based recommendations for treatment of osteoarthritis of the hip…

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Can Popular Supplements Improve Joint Health?

From about.com

Many arthritis patients struggle to find adequate pain relief. As they watch television or flip through the pages of their favorite magazine, inevitably they come across ads for popular joint supplements. The supplements claim they improve joint health, joint function, or relieve joint stiffness. Who wouldn't be tempted to try…

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A Little Added Calcium May Help You Live Longer

From arthritistoday.org

Women might live longer if they get up to 1,000 milligrams (mg) of calcium a day from any combination of food and/or supplements, according to a study in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The finding adds to a body of sometimes conflicting research on the risks and benefits…

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Arthritis Drugs Increase Shingles Risk

From arthritistoday.org

A study has shown that people with rheumatoid arthritis who take certain drugs that block an inflammatory protein called Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha, or TNF-alpha, have an increased risk of developing the painful, blistering skin rash called shingles, which is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox.
Though other studies…

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Sugar Injections for Knee Arthritis May Ease Pain: Study - MedicineNet

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Sugar Injections for Knee Arthritis May Ease Pain: Study By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) — Injections of a sugar solution appear to help relieve knee pain and stiffness related to osteoarthritis, a new study suggests.

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Most Adults with Arthritis Don’t Walk Enough

By Jennifer Davis — From arthritistoday.org

— Nationally, two-thirds of adults with arthritis say they walk fewer than 90 minutes a week (outside of routine activities) – and more than half report not walking at all during a seven-day period – despite its proven benefits, according to a new study from the Centers…

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