Combined Adequate Vitamin K and D Could Improve Knee Osteoarthritis

This study suggests using a combination of Vitamin D and Vitamin K to help improve the function of the knee(s) with arthritis.  Sufficient vitamin K intake was defined according to the Institute of Medicine recommendations of ≥90 mcg/day for women and ≥120 mcg/day for men. Sufficient vitamin D intake was defined as ≥600 IU/day for men…

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Risks and Complications of Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Written by Samuel Greengard Medically Reviewed by William Morrison, MD on October 23, 2017 Knee replacements have emerged as a mainstream surgery. According to the Agency of Research and Quality (AHRQ), over 600,000 procedures were performed in 2009. That number is expected to grow into the millions by the year 2030. According to the American Academy of…

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Knee Pain and Your Exercise Routine

Most osteoarthritis knee pain sufferers know that exercise is a crucial part of treatment. Unfortunately, many get caught in what’s known as the vicious cycle of knee pain. Your knee hurts, so you start avoiding activities and exercise, which can lead to weight gain and more knee pain. How do exercise and knee pain relief…

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Diabetes Increases Pain and Inflammation in Osteoarthritic Knees

Older people with knee arthritis who have diabetes seem to have higher levels of pain because the diabetic condition causes more that usual inflammation in the knee joint. Pain sensation in human osteoarthritic knee joints is strongly enhanced by diabetes mellitus – Full Text Article Eitner, Annetta; Pester, Juliab; Vogel, Franziskab; Marintschev, Ivanb; Lehmann, Thomasc;…

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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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Sonography May Aid Hyaluronic Acid Injections for Knee Arthritis

Some doctors still provide hyaluronic acid (rooster comb) injections for knee osteoarthritis.  This article published in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases suggests that doctors who use guided ultrasound while performing the injection get better results. MONDAY, Aug. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Sonography-guided hyaluronic acid injection may yield better results than surface anatomy-guided injection in…

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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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NON-INVASIVE, NO-DRUG, KNEE RESTORATION SYSTEM NOW AVAILABLE!

Lubbock, TX:  What if this non-invasive, no-drug solution had no side effects and was proven to decrease pain in TWO TREATMENTS OR LESS! What if it could reduce pain, swelling and improve range of motion?  Imagine being able to get out of bed in the morning and simply walk across the room without considering the…

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Vitamin E and Late State Knee Osteoarthritis

This article showed that people with knee arthritis who took 400 I.U. of Vitamin D per day for 2 months before surgery had improvements in PAIN, STIFFNESS, AND FUNCTION. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2017; 18: 281. Published online 2017 Jun 29. doi:  10.1186/s12891-017-1637-7 PMCID: PMC5492918 Effect of vitamin E on oxidative stress level in blood, synovial fluid, and synovial…

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No significant benefit found between arthroscopic partial meniscectomy, placebo surgery

Sihvonen R, et al. Ann Rheum Dis. 2017;doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-211172. June 7, 2017 Recently published results showed patients with a degenerative meniscal tear who underwent arthroscopic partial meniscectomy had no significant benefit over placebo surgery. “As the evidence started to mount that arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM), the most common orthopedic procedure, offers little more than just placebo…

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