osteoarthritis

The Toe Knows! Low selenium in toenails may point to arthritis risk

Insufficient levels of selenium in the body may be associated with a higher frequency of knee osteoarthritis, according to new research. Past studies have indicated that, in a particular area of China, severe shortages of selenium in the body may lead to early-onset osteoarthritis. Selenium is incorporated into proteins that regulate thyroid function and may [...]

The Toe Knows! Low selenium in toenails may point to arthritis risk 2018-02-15T15:53:00+00:00

Bromelain: an NSAID alternative?

Studies show bromelain, an enzyme from pineapples, helps reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis due to its natural anti-inflammatory power. In a study from the University of Reading in England, researchers found bromelain to be effective in relieving symptoms and improving well-being in healthy adults with mild knee pain. The study’s 77 volunteers were [...]

Bromelain: an NSAID alternative? 2015-09-09T13:49:31+00:00

Joint Forces: Glucosamine found to enhance pain reliever

Glucosamine, a supplement used for arthritis and joint pain, boosts the pain relieving power of ibuprofen, according to a new study by Temple University researchers. They say the combination could allow patients to take a lower dose and get the same pain relief with fewer unwanted side effects. Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or [...]

Joint Forces: Glucosamine found to enhance pain reliever 2015-09-09T13:50:29+00:00

MSM-glucosamine best for joint pain

For adults taking either MSM or glucosamine for their arthritis pain, a new study from India says a combination of both nutrients provides the most potent relief. This is important news for the millions of North Americans that suffer from long-term health problems due to arthritis and related conditions such as osteoarthritis, which affects an [...]

MSM-glucosamine best for joint pain 2015-09-09T13:50:30+00:00

Grandma’s cure for stiff joints?

Researchers from Cardiff University report that cod liver oil is effective in slowing the destruction of joint cartilage in patients with arthritis. The trial shows that 86% of pre-operative patients with arthritis who took cod liver oil capsules daily had absent or significantly reduced levels of the enzymes that cause cartilage damage, compared to 26% [...]

Grandma’s cure for stiff joints? 2015-09-09T13:50:30+00:00

Grandma Was Right! Cod liver oil helps aching joints, study shows

Scientists from Cardiff University report that cod liver oil is effective in slowing the destruction of joint cartilage in patients with osteoarthritis. For the first time ever, the clinical study provides unique human evidence of the effectiveness of cod liver oil in the management of osteoarthritis. The trial shows that 86% of pre-operative patients with [...]

Grandma Was Right! Cod liver oil helps aching joints, study shows 2015-09-09T13:50:32+00:00

Arthritis Awareness: Vitamin D may play important role

Getting more vitamin D appears to improve muscle strength and physical function for vitamin D-deficient patients with knee osteoarthritis, say researchers. Previous studies have linked low vitamin D with a greater risk for severity of knee osteoarthritis; however, this is the first look at vitamin levels in relation to pain and disability. For this study, [...]

Arthritis Awareness: Vitamin D may play important role 2015-09-09T13:51:11+00:00

Good News for Joint Health: Collagen may prevent and treat osteoarthritis

Collagen could play a role in the prevention and treatment of degenerative joint diseases such as osteoarthritis, suggests new research from scientists at Kiel University in Germany. Collagen, a structural protein in connective tissue, can stimulate the production of cells responsible for maintaining joint-cushioning cartilage, according to the study. The researchers found that one type [...]

Good News for Joint Health: Collagen may prevent and treat osteoarthritis 2015-09-09T13:51:14+00:00

Natural Anti-inflammatory: Devil’s claw equally effective as drugs

The herb devil’s claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) is a traditional south African anti-inflammatory remedy for pain and has been used in Europe to relieve pain from osteoarthritis over the past 50 years. In a recent study, researchers from the University of Freiburg, Germany, treated patients with low-back pain with either 60 mg of devil’s claw or [...]

Natural Anti-inflammatory: Devil’s claw equally effective as drugs 2015-09-09T13:51:15+00:00

Hope for Arthritis: Topical glucosamine/chondroitin found to reduce pain

Results of a clinical study conducted by the Department of Complementary Medicine at RMIT University reveal new hope for arthritis sufferers. Researchers found that a topical preparation of glucosamine and chondroitin produced progressive reduction of pain due to knee osteoarthritis within four weeks. According to Professor Marc Cohen, principal investigator, “The observed gradual and continual [...]

Hope for Arthritis: Topical glucosamine/chondroitin found to reduce pain 2018-02-15T15:53:32+00:00

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