Many people are taking glucosamine for their osteoarthritis. But do they really need to stop in light of new safety warnings?
Will my surgery work? Well, it depends on who you ask.
Professional societies of doctors, surgeons or physiotherapists are more likely to recommend against treatments provided by others, our new research shows.
An X-ray of both knees reveals a narrow space between joints caused by loss of cartilage.
When it comes to seeking out stem cell treatments for joint injuries, buyer beware. These so-called miracle treatments are often scams, so it vital for patients to discuss options with a physician.
Knee arthroscopy requires admission to hospital and an anaesthetic. It carries some risk of harm such as infection or further damage in the joint.
Doctors tend to overestimate how good their treatments are and underestimate the harms that come from them. But many studies have shown knee arthroscopy to no more effective than fake surgery.
Glucosamine for osteoarthritis is one of the most commonly used complementary medicines in the western world.
There is evidence glucosamine can provide relief in osteoarthritis patients, but not enough to support its use as a preventative.
The right diet, combined with moderate low-impact exercise, can benefit people with osteoarthritis.
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New research suggests Dolly's cloning process didn't create health problems.
The Valley of the Kings in ancient Egypt proved a useful testing ground for examples of osteoarthritis.
Bones and texts showed how decades of strenuous hikes led to higher levels of osteoarthritis in workers' knees and ankles in an ancient Egyptian village.
Many older people complain their aches and pains worsen in the cold.
Many people complain their aches and pains get worse in the cold, but there are a number of ways to reduce that discomfort in the winter months.
No-one wakes up at 65 with arthritis. It’s a condition that starts earlier in life and perhaps goes unnoticed until it worsens later in life.
Most people think of arthritis as a disease of the elderly. While this is where it's most commonly seen, it's not where it starts.
The Scottish Fold is a lovely cat, but unfortunately suffers from health problems related to its breeding.
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Scottish Folds are adorable cats with folded ears and owl-like faces. But their cuteness also condemns them to a life of suffering.
Rare diseases are yielding secrets about very common conditions.
Worth the effort?
Some 85% of research into drugs and treatments ends up on the cutting room floor but not all of that should.
Cartilage was thought to be impenetrable – until now.
Chronic pain is a complex health issue.
Pain management is one of the most neglected aspects of health care; our failure to adequately address chronic pain is a major driver of its economic and social burden.
No more knees up for a while.
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