Osteoarthritis

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Can Glucosamine and Chondroitin Supplements Relieve My Arthritis?

About 10 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis (OA), a painful condition in which the cushioning cartilage between bones wears away. To ease pain, OA sufferers often take supplements, the best known being glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate. Glucosamine is thought to inhibit inflammation and stimulate cartilage cell growth, while chondroitin may strengthen cartilage and increase its

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Does Osteoarthritis in the Hip Joint Necessitate Surgery?

Most people with osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip joint never need joint replacement surgery. Surgery only becomes an option if the person suffers from severe pain in the joint that is unrelieved by available treatment methods, with a dramatically impaired ability to perform daily activities and marked joint instability. Simpler treatments to relieve pain, increase function and

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Osteoarthritis: Decreasing Cartilage Loss

The Efficacy of Over-the-Counter Nutritional Supplements in Cartilage Rebuilding for Arthritis Despite claims that some over-the-counter supplements rebuild arthritic cartilage, science often doesn’t support these as facts. To protect damaged cartilage, focus on strengthening and increasing flexibility in the affected joint-supporting muscles. This counteracts cartilage decline to some extent by improving the joint and nearby

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