Showing category "Osteoarthritis" (Show all posts)

Knee OA: Corticosteroid Shot Does Not Boost Exercise Benefit

Posted by Scott White on Thursday, April 2, 2015, In : Osteoarthritis 

Adding an intra-articular injection of 40 mg corticosteroid before exercise in patients with painful knee osteoarthritis (OA) provided no extra benefit, results from a new randomized trial show.

Exercise has been shown to provide relief of knee OA symptoms, as have intra-articular injections, but no studies to date have evaluated the two treatments in combination.

Therefore, Marius Henriksen, PT, PhD, from Parker Institute, Department of Rheumatology, Copenhagen University Hospital at Bispebjer...

Continue reading ...

Treating osteoarthritis of the knee

Posted by Scott White on Monday, March 2, 2015, In : Osteoarthritis 

**Popular supplements don’t work**

Many people with osteoarthritis have knee pain. They often try over-the-counter treatments to help the pain, and to avoid knee surgery.

The supplements, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, are very popular. In 2012, Americans spent $813 million on these supplements, according to the Nutrition Business Journal.

Knee osteoarthritis begins with breakdown of articular joint cartilage. This is the tough flexible tissue that covers the ends of the knee and other j...

Continue reading ...