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A New Hip May Mean a Longer, Better Life

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MONDAY, March 12, 2018 – A hip replacement may help seniors live longer – for at least a decade anyway, a new study from Sweden suggests. "Our study suggests that hip replacement can add years to life as well as adding 'life to years' – increasing the chances of longer survival as well as improving the quality of life," said study author Dr. Peter Cnudde. He's an orthopedic surgeon with the ...

Stem Cell Clinics Pitch Pricey, Bogus 'Cures' for Knee Pain

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WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2018 – Stem cell clinics are charging big money for knee arthritis "cures" and making extravagant claims about their therapies, a new study contends. A same-day injection for one knee costs thousands of dollars at these centers, according to a consumer survey taken of clinics across the United States. People are paying that kind of cash because two-thirds of stem cell clinics ...

Opioids Not Best Option for Back Pain, Arthritis, Study Finds

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TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 – Risky opioids are no better at controlling chronic back or arthritis pain than non-opioid drugs, including Tylenol or Motrin, new research finds. With opioid overdose deaths rising in the United States, the findings suggest addictive medications like oxycodone (OxyContin) or morphine don't have to be the first choice against crippling arthritis pain or chronic backache. ...

Although Plaquenil (Hydroxychloroquine) Eases Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain it Won't Help 'Regular' Arthritis

Posted 21 Feb 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 21, 2018 – A malaria drug that's also shown effectiveness against rheumatoid arthritis pain has failed to help people with the more common form of arthritis, new research shows. The drug is called Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine), explained one expert who wasn't connected to the new study. "Plaquenil was first used to treat malaria but was later found to also have beneficial ...

Health Tip:When Arthritis Strikes Your Feet

Posted 15 Feb 2018 by

-- If you have intense pain in your feet, arthritis may be the cause of your woes. Arthritis leads to swelling and pain in the cartilage and lining of the joints. If these symptoms affect your feet, it's probably time to visit a podiatrist, the American Podiatric Medical Association says. The group says symptoms of foot-joint arthritis may include: Swelling. Recurring pain or tenderness. Redness ...

Rain May Not Cause Achy Joints After All

Posted 14 Dec 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 – Many people insist their joints ache more when it rains. But that popular notion might be all wet, a new study suggests. The study of more than 1.5 million older Americans found that people were no more likely to visit the doctor with joint or back pain during rainy weeks than sunny ones. Even among people with arthritis, there was no connection between rainfall and ...

Steroid Injections for Arthritic Hips: More Trouble Than They're Worth?

Posted 29 Nov 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2017 – They may temporarily ease pain, but new research suggests that steroid injections to arthritic hips may exacerbate bone trouble over the longer term. These injections have long been used "for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes for various joint conditions," noted Dr. Crispin Ong, an orthopedic surgeon who was not involved with the study but reviewed the new findings. ...

This Weight-Loss Strategy May Not Help Your Knees

Posted 28 Nov 2017 by

TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 – Weight loss from dieting can slow the progression of knee arthritis in overweight people, according to a new study. But losing pounds from exercise alone will not help preserve those aging knees, the researchers found. Obesity is a major risk factor for painful knee osteoarthritis – degeneration of cartilage caused by wear and tear. Weight loss can slow the disease, but ...

Arthritis No Longer Just a Disease of the Old

Posted 28 Nov 2017 by

MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 – More younger Americans experience the aches and pains of arthritis than once thought. Roughly 91 million adults had arthritis in 2015. But the most surprising fact was that nearly one-third of sufferers were aged 18 to 64, a new study found. Those estimates are 68 percent higher than previously reported, said lead researcher Dr. David Felson, a professor of medicine at ...

Arthritis Didn't Afflict Famed Clone Sheep, Experts Say

Posted 23 Nov 2017 by

THURSDAY, Nov. 23, 2017 – Dolly the sheep did not have early onset osteoarthritis after all, according to new research. Experts at the University of Glasgow and the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom said their findings dispel original concerns about the nature and extent of osteoarthritis in Dolly, the first animal to be cloned from adult cells. In 2003, reports suggested that Dolly ...

An Exercise Game Plan for Boomers

Posted 22 Nov 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 22, 2017 – If you're a member of the baby boom generation, don't think you're too old to exercise. On the contrary, it's especially important for you to stay active, and even more so if you have a condition that threatens mobility, such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Exercise can give you more energy, help prevent chronic illnesses and keep you independent longer, ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Limbrel Capsules by Primus Pharmaceuticals: FDA Advisory - Linked to Potentially Life-Threatening Health Problems

Posted 21 Nov 2017 by

ISSUE: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating serious adverse events involving Limbrel, a product in capsule form currently being marketed as a medical food to manage the metabolic processes associated with osteoarthritis. While a range of adverse events have been reported, two serious and potentially life-threatening medical conditions are among them: drug-induced liver injury ...

Get Your Muscles In Step With Tai Chi

Posted 24 Oct 2017 by

TUESDAY, Oct. 24, 2017 – If you're looking for a low-impact exercise that can have a big impact on your quality of life, give Tai Chi a try. This ancient Chinese practice combines slow, flowing movement with meditation and deep breathing. According to the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, studies show that Tai Chi is very good at improving muscle strength, ...

Flexion Therapeutics Announces FDA Approval of Zilretta (triamcinolone acetonide extended-release injectable suspension) for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

Posted 11 Oct 2017 by

BURLINGTON, Mass., Oct. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Flexion Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:FLXN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Zilretta (triamcinolone acetonide extended-release injectable suspension), the first and only extended-release, intra-articular injection for osteoarthritis knee pain. Zilretta is a non-opioid medicine that employs Flexion's ...

Common Painkillers May Boost Blood Pressure in Arthritis Patients

Posted 30 Aug 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 – Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen may raise blood pressure in patients with arthritis, a new study suggests. "The current findings suggest that the elevated cardiovascular risk with NSAIDs may be partly due to drug-specific increases in blood pressure," said principal investigator Dr. Frank Ruschitzka. He is co-head of the department of ...

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