Treating Two Knees with One Surgery
Patients with arthritis in both knees sometimes choose to undergo a double replacement surgery on the same day. A recent study looked at whether this operation is safe for rheumatoid arthritis patients.
Glucosamine Failed to Ease Joint Pain or Damage
Millions of Americans take glucosamine supplements to help improve cartilage damage in their joints, but a new study suggests the supplements may not be helping.
When the Elderly Stop Driving
Many adults have to stop driving cars once they reach old age. Not being able to drive anymore can cause mental distress and contribute to health problems.
OA Patients Retaining Knee Cartilage With Supplements
Knee arthritis can become more painful and severe as patients lose cartilage. Much research has been devoted to figuring out whether nutritional supplements can slow this process.
Knee Replacement While Obese
Knee replacement surgery can be an effective way to treat osteoarthritis. But according to one review, it may pose additional risks for obese patients.
How OA Patients Recover From Total Hip Replacement
Although total hip replacement is often an effective treatment option for osteoarthritis, some factors may affect how well patients recover from the surgery.
Arthritis Management Can Include Yoga
Yoga is an ancient Indian spiritual practice that millions enjoy today for its many physical and mental benefits. Yoga may bring some relief to people who have arthritis or similar diseases.
Exercise Reduced Need for Hip Replacement
All surgery has risks, and a total hip replacement is no exception. Researchers may have found a way for some people with hip pain to avoid or delay the need for this surgery.
Healthier Hearts After Joint Surgery
For patients with arthritis, joint replacement surgery could mean more than relief from pain and stiffness. It might protect against heart disease too.
Rewards of Exercise Don't Stop with Age
Even in old age, physical activity can keep the body moving like it’s young. Being free to move and having less pain are always good.