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Knee Arthritis Drugs Beat Placebos, but Study Finds No Clear Winner

Posted 6 Jan 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 – Pain-relieving treatments for knee arthritis all work better than doing nothing – but it's hard to point to a clear winner, a new research review concluded. Using data from almost 140 studies, researchers found all of the widely used arthritis treatments – from over-the-counter painkillers to pain-relieving injections – brought more relief to aching knees over three ...

Knee Injections for Arthritis? Save Your Money, Study Says

Posted 11 Jun 2012 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 11 – It's not good news for baby boomers with arthritic knees: Injections of hyaluronic acid have little effect on pain and no effect on function, according to a new analysis. Worse, the injections may cause serious harm, Swiss researchers found. Hyaluronic acid – a lubricant in joint fluid that acts as a shock absorber – declines with the wear-and-tear type of arthritis known as ...

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