A closer look at these fossil bones revealed more than the suggestion of a previously undescribed species - it pointed to the individual animal having suffered with osteoarthritis.
As the world’s population ages, cheap, durable and safe artificial limbs will become ever more important.
Forget about how your bum muscles look; what about what they do? In fact, having big, strong glutes is crucial to good overall musculoskeletal health.
Since canine arthritis can’t be cured, the goal of treatment in dogs is to reduce inflammation to increase comfort and improve a dog’s quality of life.
We researched how much difference opioids like codeine, oxycodone or morphine make to osteoarthritis pain. We found they helped about as much as paracetamol. Yet they are far more dangerous.
A technology that measures three-dimensional movement of the knee in real-time enables health professionals to make better assessments of the joint.
Specific exercise therapy is the most recommended treatment for osteoarthritis, and it could save New Zealand’s health system $20 million each year by reducing other costly and ineffective treatments.
New treatment for osteoarthritis works in sheep and mice. Hopefully, human trials will start soon.
Current treatments for multimorbidity involve taking multiple drugs to manage symptoms, which often has adverse health effects.
Many people are taking glucosamine for their osteoarthritis. But do they really need to stop in light of new safety warnings?
Professional societies of doctors, surgeons or physiotherapists are more likely to recommend against treatments provided by others, our new research shows.
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.
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.
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.
New research suggests Dolly’s cloning process didn’t create health problems.
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 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.
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.
Scottish Folds are adorable cats with folded ears and owl-like faces. But their cuteness also condemns them to a life of suffering.