Radiofrequency neurotomy efficient in knee osteoarthritis
22 hours ago
(HealthDay)—For patients with chronic knee osteoarthritis (OA) pain, radiofrequency (RF) neurotomy of genicular nerves is safe and efficient, according to a study published online Aug. 12 in the International Journal of ...
Blood pressure diet may help prevent gout flares
Aug 15, 2016
New research indicates that a healthy diet can effectively lower blood levels of uric acid, a known trigger of gout. The findings are published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology ...
Researchers link senescent cells to most common form of arthritis
Aug 11, 2016
Researchers at Mayo Clinic have reported a causal link between senescent cells—cells that accumulate with age and contribute to frailty and disease—and osteoarthritis in mice. Their findings appear online in The Journals ...
Research team discovers two biomarkers that contribute to spine osteoarthritis
Aug 04, 2016
A research team at the Krembil Research Institute has discovered a pair of tissue biomarkers that directly contribute to the harmful joint degeneration associated with spine osteoarthritis.
Back pain link to 24-hour body clock revealed
Aug 04, 2016
New research by University of Manchester scientists has for the first time shown that our spinal discs have 24-hour body clocks which when they malfunction, can contribute to lower back pain.
Overweight/obesity up incidence of hand, hip, knee osteoarthritis
Aug 03, 2016
(HealthDay)—The incidence of hand, hip, and knee osteoarthritis (OA) increases with overweight and obesity, particularly in the knee, according to a study published in the August issue of Arthritis & Rheumatology.
Chondroitin sulfate + glucosamine sulfate may provide no benefits for patients with knee osteoarthritis
Aug 02, 2016
Chondroitin sulfate (CS) plus glucosamine sulfate (GS) was no better than placebo for reducing pain and function impairment in a multicenter, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study of 164 patients with knee ...
Study finds no link between sleep apnea and joint pain
Aug 01, 2016
Consistent with previous reports, poor sleep quality was linked with joint pain in a recent Arthritis Care & Research study of the general population, but the study found no association between obstructive sleep apnea and ...
Gout diagnostic platform uses computational microscopy to analyze uric acid crystals
Jul 26, 2016
UCLA researchers have designed a portable imaging system that can diagnose gout, a condition that affects more than 8 million adults in the U.S. alone.
High-fat diet improves cartilage repair in mice
Jul 19, 2016
Obesity is a well-known risk factor for osteoarthritis, but its effects on cartilage repair are unknown. In a recent study in a mouse model of cartilage repair, a high-fat diet and increased body weight did not negatively ...