Excess weight was also a risk factor for hand arthritis, according to the researchers.
However, overall age and rates of knee arthroscopy increased between 1998 and 2006.
The FDA has cleared Halyard Health's COOLIEF Radiofrequency Treatment for relief of chronic osteoarthritis knee pain.
Researchers found no association between metabolic syndrome and incident knee osteoarthritis.
Researchers conducted a randomized controlled trial to determine whether inpatient rehabilitation provided greater improvements compared with a monitored home-based program alone.
Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative show that total knee replacement has minimal effects on quality of life among patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Radiofrequency treatment is an effective option for treating refractory chronic knee, hip, and shoulder joint pain.
Researchers observed a higher incidence of hypertension in patients with knee osteoarthritis compared with patients without osteoarthritis.
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.