Many U.S. Seniors May Need Better Knee Arthritis Care

TUESDAY, June 15, 2021 -- Just a fraction of older Americans with arthritic knees try physical therapy, pain-relieving injections or other more conservative measures before undergoing knee replacement surgery, new research shows. And this may be...
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(Natural News) Arthritis causes pain, swelling and stiffness in your joints. There is no cure for the condition, but treatments like surgery and physical therapy can help relieve its many symptoms. You can also supplement your preferred treatment by making changes to your regular diet. Naturally reduce inflammation and pain caused by arthritis by eating the 10 anti-inflammatory...
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Conclusion: PPT is a reliable and valid tool for measuring pain, and it helps clinicians understand the prognostic effect of the intervention, especially in older adults. The tool is consistent at measuring pain and is a valid tool compared to subjective pain scoring.
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis (WOMAC) Pain Scale quantifies knee pain severity with activities of daily living, but the potential impact of pain in other body regions on WOMAC pain scores has not been explored using a causal modeling approach. The purpose of this study was to determine if pain in other areas of the body impact WOMAC pain scores, a phenomenon referred to as "cross talk." METHODS: Cross-sectional datasets were built from public use data available from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) and the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study (MOST)....
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Conclusions: This systematic review and meta-analysis of high-quality literature provides relatively strong evidence that APM did not improve functional activity or reduce pain compared with the results with conservative treatment or sham operation in knees with mild or no osteoarthritis.
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Imagine you’re walking along and suddenly experience excruciating knee pain. Though it initially seems stuck in one position, after a minute or two you can limp along home, but just barely. At your doctor’s visit, an x-ray is normal but symptoms continue for weeks. An MRI is performed and now you have an explanation: a torn meniscus. (Two menisci — rubbery cartilage pads that act as shock absorbers — separate the bottom of your knee bone from the top of your shin bone.) A month later, you’re no better despite rest, pain medicines, and physical therapy. It’s time for surgery to fix it, ri...
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(Reuters Health)—People with stiff and aching knees due to arthritis get better relief from physical therapy than from cortisone injections, according to a one-year military study comparing the two treatments. A multi-disciplinary team of doctors reports in The New England Journal of Medicine that people who initially scored 107 on a 241-point scale measuring a... [Read More]
Source: The Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Conditions Osteoarthritis cortisone Glucocorticoids Injection knee Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) Physical Therapy Source Type: research
People with stiff and aching knees due to arthritis get better relief from physical therapy than from cortisone injections, according to a one-year military study comparing the two treatments.Reuters Health Information
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WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2020 -- Folks with knee arthritis will get more out of physical therapy than a cortisone shot, a new clinical trial argues. People with osteoarthritis of the knee had less pain and disability after one year of physical therapy...
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Conclusion: The current review identified strong, high-quality evidence to recommend hip muscle strengthening in the conservative management of persons with knee OA. Further research is needed to establish the underlying mechanisms for the clinical benefits.
Source: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Systematic Reviews Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionEfficient pain management after total knee arthroplasty will accelerate functional recovery and reduce the length of hospital stay. The femoral nerve block is increasingly used in clinical practice owing to its favorable analgesic efficacy. However, the effect of continuous femoral nerve block compared to single-shot femoral nerve block remains controversial.MethodsThree databases (Pubmed, Embase and Cochrane Library) were searched for randomized controlled trials up to April 2019. Seven studies with 525 patients were included in this analysis.ResultsThe pooled estimates showed that the continuous femor...
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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