Steroid injections given in the hip are associated with risk of bone death
(Natural News) Undergoing hip steroid injection treatment may do more harm than good in patients with osteoarthritis (OA), recent research shows. A team of health experts found that while steroids and anesthetics are commonly given to OA patients to relieve joint pain, the treatment may significantly increase the likelihood of suffering from subsequent bone death and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutrition study concludes that Spinacia oleracea (spinach) can be used to prevent bone changes caused by osteoarthritis
(Natural News) A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine has found that Spinacia oleracea (commonly known as spinach) can mitigate the effects of osteoarthritis induced by monosodium iodoacetate (MIA). Researchers at CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute in India induced osteoarthritis in a group of mice by injecting MIA at their knee joint. Then, the team... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis symptoms: Five signs the condition could be developing in your knees
ARTHRITIS is a common joint disease that typically affects people over the age of 50. One type of the disease, osteoarthritis, can have a particular impact on the knee. Treatments are available to help suppress pain and inflammation, but what symptoms should you look out for to indicate you may have the condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis symptoms: Are you at risk? Five signs the condition could be in your knees
ARTHRITIS is a common joint disease that typically affects people over the age of 50. One type of the disease, osteoarthritis, can have a particular impact on the knee. Treatments are available to help suppress pain and inflammation, but what symptoms should you look out for to indicate you may have the condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are Heberden's nodes?
Heberden ’s nodes are bony growths that occur on finger joints. They typically only develop in people who have severe osteoarthritis. These growths can cause pain, stiffness, and discomfort. Here, we look at the causes, symptoms, and risk factors for Heberden's nodes. We also discuss treatment and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Osteoarthritis Source Type: news

Repairing cartilage damage with a little help from 3D printing
Roughly 151 million people worldwide suffer from osteoarthritis, meaning that they experience chronic pain, reduced mobility and limited quality of life. Attempts to repair cartilage thus far have offered limited functionality and only temporary pain reduction. The usual course of action is therefore to replace the entire joint, rather than repair the damaged cartilage. A team of researchers from the EU and Australia is however working on a promising alternative in which 3D printing plays a key role. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - July 3, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

DMARDs Ineffective Against Osteoarthritis, Study Finds DMARDs Ineffective Against Osteoarthritis, Study Finds
Neither conventional DMARDs nor biologics are effective treatments for osteoarthritis, a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: Three most important exercises you must do to prevent joint pain
ARTHRITIS pain could be reduced through starting new exercises. These strengthen joints, helping to reduce any pain or discomfort, and possibly prevent pain. These three exercises will help treat arthritis pain caused by osteoarthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pycnogenol shown to ease arthritis, according to new study
(Natural News) Researchers reveal a potential link in relieving arthritis with pycnogenol, or maritime pine bark extract, in a controlled study involving patients with severe osteoarthritis. Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints, commonly the knees, usually accompanied by joint pain called arthralgia. It impairs a person’s ability to perform everyday tasks due to symptoms... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report reveals people with arthritis are missing out on vital support in their homes
 People with arthritis are missing out on aids and adaptations they are entitled to from local authorities, putting their independence and safety at risk and placing an unnecessary financial burden on families, warns a new report from Arthritis Research UK. The charity, which champions the needs of the 17.8m people in the UK with arthritis and related conditions, says 8 in 10 people with arthritis (84%) eligible for support, are missing out on life-changing equipment. This could lead to a need for more intensive and expensive care, which is putting extra strain on the social care system.Aids and adaptations, such as g...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - June 28, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Arthritis - 50p ‘arthritis-fighting champion’ vegetable could stop joint pain
ARTHRITIS pain affects about 10 million people in the UK, but you could reduce your risk of arthritis symptoms by making changes to your diet. This cheap ‘arthritis-fighting champion’ could help to prevent osteoarthritis, it’s been claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Knee osteoarthritis in professional football is related to severe knee injury and knee surgery - Gouttebarge V, Aoki H, Kerkhoffs GMMJ.
BACKGROUND: As a consequence of severe knee injuries, knee osteoarthritis (OA) seems prevalent in retired professional footballers. However, some epidemiological data remain missing, for instance whether knee OA is also prevalent in current professional fo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis: A systematic approach
(Bentham Science Publishers) The text combines comprehensive and systematic information about the diseases with a collection of diagnostic images. The key feature of the book is the systemic approach towards medical diagnosis in cases based on radiographic imaging. Topics covered in the book include also include osteoarthritis, lupus, myositis, vasculitis, juvenile arthritis, gout, systemic sclerosis, adult onset Still's disease, Beh ç et's disease and so on. Chapters have been contributed by experts in rheumatology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Anika shares plummet after Phase III trial misses endpoint
Shares in Anika Therapeutics (NSDQ:ANIK) fell more than -30% this week after the company reported that its osteoarthritis drug, Cingal, failed in a Phase III trial. The therapy, designed to treat osteoarthritis of the knee, is a combination of cross-linked hyaluronic acid and triamcinolone hexacetonide. The trial’s primary endpoint compared the pain reduction experienced by patients treated with Cingal compared to those treated with just TH at 26 weeks. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Anika shares plummet after Phase III trial misses endpoint appeared first on MassDev...
Source: Mass Device - June 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Pain Management Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Anika Therapeutics Inc. Source Type: news

Inhibition of somatosensory mechanotransduction by annexin A6
Mechanically activated, slowly adapting currents in sensory neurons have been linked to noxious mechanosensation. The conotoxin NMB-1 (noxious mechanosensation blocker-1) blocks such currents and inhibits mechanical pain. Using a biotinylated form of NMB-1 in mass spectrometry analysis, we identified 67 binding proteins in sensory neurons and a sensory neuron–derived cell line, of which the top candidate was annexin A6, a membrane-associated calcium-binding protein. Annexin A6–deficient mice showed increased sensitivity to mechanical stimuli. Sensory neurons from these mice showed increased activity of the cati...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - June 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Raouf, R., Lolignier, S., Sexton, J. E., Millet, Q., Santana-Varela, S., Biller, A., Fuller, A. M., Pereira, V., Choudhary, J. S., Collins, M. O., Moss, S. E., Lewis, R., Tordo, J., Henckaerts, E., Linden, M., Wood, J. N. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

More weight loss tied to less knee pain for obese people
(Reuters Health) - Obese people with knee osteoarthritis, a painful joint disease, may find greater symptom relief when they lose larger amounts of weight than when they shed fewer pounds, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Weight loss can lead to pain reduction, study finds
Weight loss may be the best treatment for obese people with knee osteoarthritis. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Arthritis knee exercises: Reduce joint pain by doing this easy move at home
ARTHRITIS comes in different forms, but the most common type is osteoarthritis which usually occurs in the knee. Exercise is important if you have the condition, as it helps to limit pain and maintain mobility. You can do this simple exercise at home to help reduce joint inflammation. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: For those with a common joint disorder, weight loss could mean pain reduction
A new study found that for people with knee osteoarthritis, losing 20 percent of your body weight may reduce joint pain by up to 25 percent. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Greater Weight Loss Linked to Superior Outcomes in Knee OA
MONDAY, June 18, 2018 -- For overweight and obese older adults with knee osteoarthritis (OA), greater weight loss is associated with superior clinical and mechanistic outcomes, according to a study published online June 18 in Arthritis Care&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

For some with a common joint disorder, weight loss can lead to pain reduction
Weight loss may be the best treatment for obese people with knee osteoarthritis. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

When it comes to weight loss in overweight and obese adults with knee osteoarthritis, more is better
(Wiley) Researchers previously showed that overweight and obese individuals with knee osteoarthritis can reduce pain by 50 percent and significantly improve function and mobility with a 10 percent or more weight loss over an 18-month period. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Better implants key to repair damaged knees
(Stellenbosch University) People whose knees have been affected by osteoarthritis, also known as the 'wear and tear' arthritis, often have to get knee implants to repair the damage. But if a knee implant does not fit the specific individual, it could lead to soft tissue damage, collapsing of the underlying bone, loosening of the implant and an increased likelihood of joint pain after an operation. One possible solution is to design implants that are patient-specific, anatomically accurate, reproduce normal knee motion and are ultimately repeatable. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NSAIDs Increase Cardiovascular Risk in Osteoarthritis NSAIDs Increase Cardiovascular Risk in Osteoarthritis
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs contribute to the elevated risk for cardiovascular disease in people with osteoarthritis, new research shows, but alternatives for pain management are limited.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Arthritis: Severe joint pain could be a symptom of gout - what you need to know
ARTHRITIS types include osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis and gout. Although the former is the most common, there are other types to be aware of. These four symptoms, including severe joint pain, may indicate gout. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NSAIDs shown to have causal role in cardiovascular risk of patients with osteoarthritis
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) suggest that over two thirds of the increased cardiovascular risk associated with osteoarthritis is linked to the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity in childhood and adulthood shown to increase risk of knee and hip osteoarthritis
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study to be presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) suggest childhood and adult obesity increase the risk of developing hip osteoarthritis (OA) and knee OA but not hand OA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zoledronic acid has no effect on knee pain or bone marrow lesions in knee OA after two years
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) show that a one-yearly infusion of zoledronic acid (ZA) did not significantly reduce knee pain or bone marrow lesion (BML) size overall in knee osteoarthritis patients over two years. However, it may have symptomatic benefit in milder disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Depressive symptoms associated with disease severity in patients with knee osteoarthritis
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate that among individuals with radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA), decreased physical performance and greater structural disease severity are associated with a higher risk of experiencing depressive symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An easy way to reduce arthritic knee symptoms is to lose weight
(Natural News) Dealing with arthritic knees can be taxing on anyone; fortunately, there’s a simple way to manage this condition. According to a 2005 study, published in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, people suffering from aching knees can mitigate their symptoms by losing weight. To arrive at this conclusion, the research team carried out a randomized eight-week... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis patients face higher risk of heart failure due to painkillers
More than eight million people in the UK and 30 million in the US have osteoarthritis - when the cartilage gradually becomes thin. Treatment often revolves around painkillers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

That bag of chip could be contributing to your arthritis: Gut bacteria linked to joint pain
(Natural News) Chips may seem like a good idea, but there are a growing number of reasons for you to avoid them. Recent findings published in peer-reviewed journal JCI Insight showed that the proliferation of bad gut bacteria, a common outcome of an unhealthy diet, is the likely culprit behind osteoarthritis. Scientists from the University of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Osteoarthritis Treatments Garnering Attention at EULAR New Osteoarthritis Treatments Garnering Attention at EULAR
Interest in osteoarthritis is growing as new treatment options emerge, and insights will be discussed at the upcoming European League Against Rheumatism Congress (EULAR).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

What is osteoarthritis: Six symptoms to watch out for in your knee, hip and hands
WHAT is osteoarthritis? The condition is the most common type of arthritis in the UK and causes joints to become painful. It usually affects the knee, hip and hands, and you should see your GP if symptoms persist. But how can you tell if you have it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis pain - the best fish dinner to reduce painful joint symptoms
ARTHRITIS pain affects about 10 million people in the UK. Arthritis symptoms include joint pain and inflammation in the knees, hands or feet. But, adding this fish dinner to your diet could reduce signs of rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis pain: This 27p food could help eradicate agonising symptoms
ARTHRITIS pain is caused by problems in the joints, such as the knee, leading to discomfort for the sufferer. You could relieve the symptoms of most forms of arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, by adding this fruit to your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Consensi for Osteoarthritis Pain and Hypertension FDA OKs Consensi for Osteoarthritis Pain and Hypertension
The FDA has approved a combination of amlodipine besylate and celecoxib (Consensi, Kitov Pharma) for individuals with osteoarthritis pain and hypertension.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

Arthritis - avoid using this cooking oil or risk severe joint pain
ARTHRITIS pain affects about 10 million people in the UK. You can relieve painful symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis by making small diet and lifestyle changes. You should avoid using this oil while cooking, or risk knee, arm, foot or hand joint pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: How to get treatment FAST - Do this information for immediate treatment
RHEUMATOID arthritis, osteoarthritis and other forms of the condition cause symptoms including pain, swelling and stiffness. The condition tends to affect joints. You could get diagnosed in one GP appointment, just 10 minutes, by following these simple steps. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: How to get treatment FAST - do this for immediate treatment
RHEUMATOID arthritis, osteoarthritis and other forms of the condition cause symptoms including pain, swelling and stiffness. The condition tends to affect joints. You could get diagnosed in one GP appointment, just 10 minutes, by following these simple steps. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Consensi (amlodipine and celecoxib) for Treatment of Hypertension and Osteoarthritis Pain
TEL AVIV, Israel, May 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kitov Pharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: KTOV; TASE: KTOV), an innovative biopharmaceutical company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Consensi (amlodipine and... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - May 31, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Research funding to help people live well with arthritis and find a cure
 New funding from Arthritis Research UK promises to boost the search for an arthritis cure and improve the lives of people living with arthritis today.The charity is inviting researchers, whose projects aim to take society closer to a future free from arthritis, to apply for its‘Stacking the odds towards a cure’ funding. It is also seeking funding applications for research exploring innovations that could help people live better with arthritis today, under its‘Pushing frontiers in health research’ funding call.Arthritis Research UK will award grants of anywhere up to£1,500,000 to projects...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 30, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Association of statin use with increased risk of musculoskeletal conditions: a retrospective cohort study - Makris UE, Alvarez CA, Mortensen EM, Mansi IA.
INTRODUCTION: Musculoskeletal conditions, including osteoarthritis (OA), result in tremendous disability and cost. Statins are among the most commonly prescribed medications and their use for primary prevention in many otherwise healthy individuals, includ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Arthritis: How to save huge amounts on pain relief drugs for the condition
RHEUMATOID arthritis, osteoarthritis and other forms of the condition symptoms include arthritis pain to the  joints and swelling and tenderness in affected areas. Treatment for the pain includes purchasing drugs like painkillers, which can be expensive - but there is a way to save a fortune on over-the-counter drugs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis pain: You could soothe symptoms by eating this oily food
THERE are over 200 types of arthritis according to Arthritis Research UK, including rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. Symptoms of the condition include pain, swelling and tenderness to joints. Eating more of this oily food could calm symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis symptoms: Do this exercise to soothe knee pain
ARTHRITIS symptoms consist of joint stiffness, pain and swelling, among others. Types of the condition include rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and osteoarthritis. You ’re more likely to develop the condition if you’re older, overweight or have a previous injury. This joint exercise can help treat the symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: Slash your symptoms with these five summer gardening techniques
ARTHRITIS is a musculoskeletal condition, with symptoms including joint pain, stiffness and swelling. There are several different types, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. These simple techniques can help sufferers start gardening again for the summer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: Slash your symptoms with these five summer gardening tips
ARTHRITIS is a musculoskeletal condition, with symptoms including joint pain, stiffness and swelling. There are several different types, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. These simple techniques can help sufferers start gardening again for the summer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you have flare-ups of osteoarthritis?
Symptoms of osteoarthritis tend to vary in severity. When symptoms suddenly become worse and eventually diminish, this is called a flare-up. These episodes are usually triggered by events such as injuries or times of emotional stress. In this article, learn more about what causes flare-ups and how they are treated. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Osteoarthritis Source Type: news

Poor sleep may keep arthritis patients from getting enough exercise
(Wiley) Poor sleep quality was linked with less physical activity in an Arthritis Care& Research analysis of individuals with or at risk for knee osteoarthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news