The risk of developing hand, hip, and knee osteoarthritis is increased in people who are overweight or obese.
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common problems encountered in primary care, and conservative treatment can improve patients' quality of life.
In two osteoarthritis studies, radiographs correctly detected hip OA in only a fraction of patients.
For osteoarthritis care, complexity, dissonance, and prioritization are three barriers in clinician and patient communication.
For patients with severe osteoarthritis, dangling their legs can help with intra-articular injections.
Methylsulfonylmethane may help treat osteoarthritis and may eventually create a way to detect melanoma.
Improvements in pain, stiffness, physical function, and in knee joint space width were found with long-term NSAID use in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
There was no significant association between milk intake and knee osteoarthritis in men.
Physical therapy associated with functional improvements similar to surgery for patients with meniscal tear and knee osteoarthritis.
Excess complications result in more hospitalizations, greater costs and higher mortality.
The National Institutes of Health noted that there is enough scientific evidence of acupuncture's efficacy to warrant its use in certain clinical situations.
Researchers have identified several baseline factors that may predict pain-related disability at one year.
Ongoing research and new developments hold promise for altering osteoarthritis and go beyond simply treating the symptoms.
These women experienced debilitating pain episodes that challenged even the most knowledgeable clinicians. You can learn from their case histories.
A combination of ibuprofen and acetaminophen can relieve chronic knee pain — including that caused by osteoarthritis — but at the cost of increased side effects, mainly GI bleeding.