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Can Arthritic Dogs (and Their Owners) Benefit From Stem Cell Injections?

Posted 2 Aug 2018 by

THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 – If dogs with arthritis can gain benefit from stem cell injections, maybe people can, too. That's the opinion of an Italian veterinarian who oversaw the stem cell procedures in 130 arthritic dogs. "For at least six months, the results are very satisfactory and promising. The lack of any complications in the dog should be taken into account when considering this treatment ...

Reduce Weight, Reduce the Arthritic Knee Pain

Posted 18 Jun 2018 by

MONDAY, June 18, 2018 – Many aging Americans are both overweight and burdened by arthritis of the knees. New research shows that shedding those excess pounds can mean shedding joint pain, too. "This study adds to the evidence that weight loss is one of the few truly effective nonsurgical measures to reduce pain and improve function in overweight patients with knee osteoarthritis," noted Dr. ...

FDA Approves Consensi (amlodipine and celecoxib) for Treatment of Hypertension and Osteoarthritis Pain

Posted 2 Jun 2018 by

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 celecoxib) oral tablets for marketing. Consensi is a patent-protected combination of celecoxib, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and ...

Health Tip: Understanding Childhood Arthritis

Posted 16 May 2018 by

-- About 1 in 1,000 children has some type of chronic arthritis, the American College of Rheumatology says. Arthritis can affect children of any age, although rarely during the first six months of life. In the United States, a common medical term for the joint disease in children is Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). Typical symptoms include: limping, stiffness upon waking up, reluctance to use ...

Exercises for Chronic Health Conditions

Posted 10 May 2018 by

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 – Exercise can help prevent many chronic illnesses as well as make it easier to manage health conditions, from diabetes to joint pain. In terms of prevention, aim for the recommended 150 minutes of exercise, like brisk walking or cycling, each week. Along with eating a healthy diet, this can cut your risk of diabetes by more than a third, plus increase your level of good ...

Ditch the Golf Cart. Your Aging Knees Won't Mind

Posted 5 May 2018 by

FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 – Golfers with knee arthritis should park the golf cart and walk the links instead, researchers say. While using a golf cart may seem the obvious choice for golfers with knee problems, a new small study finds that walking provides much greater health benefits. Moreover, it's not associated with increased pain, inflammation or cartilage breakdown, the researchers said. ...

A Surgery-Free Fix for Bad Knees?

Posted 20 Mar 2018 by

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 – Tiny pellets could treat arthritic knee pain, delaying the need for knee replacement surgery, a small study has found. Microparticles inserted into small blood vessels around the knee helped reduce the pain and improve function in eight arthritis sufferers, according to clinical trial results. The results were presented Monday at the Society of Interventional ...

A New Hip May Mean a Longer, Better Life

Posted 12 Mar 2018 by

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

Posted 7 Mar 2018 by

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

Posted 6 Mar 2018 by

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 ...

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