Osteoarthritis could be prevented with good diet and exercise

Date: May 12, 2017 Source: University of Surrey Summary: Osteoarthritis can potentially be prevented with a good diet and regular exercise, a new expert review reports. Osteoarthritis can potentially be prevented with a good diet and regular exercise, a new expert review published in the Nature Reviews Rheumatology reports. During the expert review, researchers from the University…

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Non-Surgical Treatment Best for Hip Osteoarthritis

– NSAIDs, steroid injections, physical therapy favored by Nancy Walsh, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today December 13, 2017 The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has established new Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for the management of hip osteoarthritis (OA), strongly recommending nonsurgical treatments to alleviate pain and increase mobility. These AUCs are intended to help clinicians best manage the condition,…

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Conquering Arthritis Naturally

Mark Hyman, M.D. interviews Susan Blum, M.D.  Both physicians practice Functional Medicine, and they have a very interesting discussion over their approach to helping their patients who suffer from arthritis.  If you suffer from arthritis, I recommend getting Dr. Blum’s book. Story Source

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Curcumin

Curcumin is the active ingredient of turmeric, and is also found in limited amounts in ginger. It is an anti-inflammatory molecule, and similar to fish oil, it seems to be a metabolic syndrome band-aid. It has poor bioavailability and black pepper greatly enhances absorption. Summary Curcumin is the yellow pigment associated with the curry spice,…

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Women With Weakness In This Muscle Usually Have Hip Pain

The hip abductor muscles are the muscles that bring the leg away from your midline. This study found that women with chronic hip joint pain usually have weakness in these muscles. Hip Abductor Muscle Volume and Strength Differences Between Women With Chronic Hip Joint Pain and Asymptomatic Controls Matthew J. Mastenbrook, BS Study Design Secondary…

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Osteoarthritis in Hips and Knees, Increases Cardiovascular Risk

Hip and knee osteoarthritis arthritis increase the risk of cardiovascular events such as congestive heart failure, hear attacks, stroke, angina, and revascularization procedures. The risk is higher with a greater number of hips and knees affected. This study suggests that increased attention to management of osteoarthritis with a goal of improving mobility has potential to reduce cardiovascular events. OA…

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Rooster Comb Injections For Hip Osteoarthritis?

The authors of this study concluded, “We do not recommend viscosupplementation for hip osteoarthritis. Compared to placebo, data shows scarce evidence of its efficacy up to 3 months, and suggests no difference at 6 months.” AUGUST 14, 2017 Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Leite VF, et al. This meta–analysis intended to evaluate the efficacy…

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Glucosamine Supplements Don’t Help Knee or Hip Arthritis Pain

I see some articles that says Glucosamine supplements help, and some say it doesn’t.  Here’s another one that says glucosamine supplements don’t. By Carolyn Crist August 11, 2017 (Reuters Health) – Oral glucosamine has no more effect than placebo on joint pain, according to a new meta-analysis. The analysis of randomized controlled trials from which data have…

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Recreational vs Competitive Running With Hip and Knee Arthritis

A recent article in the  Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy concluded that the rate of arthritis of the hip and knee is increased in sedentary people as well as those in competitive sports.  The run of the mill recreational runner/athlete actually had a reduced rate of knee and hip arthritis.  Looks like moderation is…

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Leg Length Discrepancy and Degenerative Changes in the Hip Joint and Lumbar Spine

There is an article that shows an association (not a cause) between leg length inequality and developing arthritis in the hips and the low back. Some articles in the past have said that you need over 20 mm difference to cause problems, but this articles says anything over 5 mm difference can start to cause problems,…

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