Arthritis pain not just in joints

Muscle inflammation outside the joints in those suffering osteoarthritis could be as much to blame for discomfort and poor mobility in sufferers as inflammation of the joint itself.

Inflammation is a natural reaction to injury or infection, but can lead to muscle wastage when prolonged, such as osteoarthritis.

Previous research and treatment focused primarily on the relief of the suffering joint.

Researchers believe the results from this test means that conventional treatment may need changing.

Read more at Victoria University