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Physical therapy – which can include small jumps, stretches, massage, heat therapy and even water exercises – can help manage arthritis in dogs. Manu Vega/Monument via Getty Images

For dogs with arthritis, daily activities don’t have to be painful

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.
Osteoarthritis of the knee is not only associated with aging. It can also be caused by different stresses on the cartilage, such as a knee injury or a strenuous job. (Shutterstock)

The 3D technology that could revolutionize the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee

A technology that measures three-dimensional movement of the knee in real-time enables health professionals to make better assessments of the joint.
Knee arthroscopy requires admission to hospital and an anaesthetic. It carries some risk of harm such as infection or further damage in the joint. from shutterstock.com

Needless procedures: knee arthroscopy is one of the most common but least effective surgeries

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. from www.shutterstock.com

Science or Snake Oil: is glucosamine good for joints?

There is evidence glucosamine can provide relief in osteoarthritis patients, but not enough to support its use as a preventative.

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