Pain Medications Linked to Higher Cardiovascular Risks in Patients with Osteoarthritis
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can help to control the pain and inflammation in individuals with osteoarthritis (OA), but a new Arthritis & Rheumatology study suggests that NSAIDs contribute to cardiovascular side effects in these patients.
Osteoarthritis linked to higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have investigated the link between osteoarthritis and mortality in an epidemiological study. It was shown that the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease was higher for people with osteoarthritis than for the rest of the population.
Risk factors identified for patients undergoing knee replacements
In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol have identified the most important risk factors for developing severe infection after knee replacement. Patients who are under 60 years of age, males, those with chronic pulmonary…
Study: Low-carb diet provides relief from knee osteoarthritis
A study conducted at the University of Alabama at Birmingham shows a low-carbohydrate diet was more effective in reducing pain intensity than a low-fat diet in adults ages 65-75 suffering from osteoarthritis.
Avoiding Selfie Elbow, Texting Thumb
Specialists are seeing more and more repetitive stress injuries (RSI) from overuse of smartphones and tablets – the main instigators of emerging conditions like texting thumb and selfie elbow, notes UT Southwestern rehabilitation specialist Dr. Renee Enriquez.
Many diseases increase the risks of hip fracture surgery
Parkinson’s disease, osteoarthritis, rheumatic diseases, alcoholism and mental health disorders increase the risk of surgical complications after a hip fracture surgery, a new Finnish study analysing nationwide registers finds.
Treating Spinal Pain with Replacement Discs Made of “Engineered Living Tissue” Moves Closer to Reality
For the first time, bioengineered spinal discs were successfully implanted and provided long-term function in the largest animal model ever evaluated for tissue-engineered disc replacement. A new Penn Medicine study published in Science Translational Medicine provides compelling translational evidence that the cells of patients suffering…
Pilates Provides a Range of Benefits for Patients with Chronic Musculoskeletal Conditions
A Musculoskeletal Care study is the first to investigate individual perceptions of the impact of a Pilates exercise programme on the daily lives of people with chronic conditions.
Vitamin D supplementation in adults does not prevent fractures, falls or improve bone mineral density
Study is the largest meta-analysis to date and includes data from 81 randomised controlled trials. Vitamin D supplementation does not prevent fractures or falls, or improve bone mineral density in adults, according to a new meta-analysis of 81 randomised trials published in The Lancet Diabetes…
Arthritis and Depression Often Occur Together in Older Adults
Arthritis is common in individuals with varying degrees of depression, according to a new International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry study.
Is Resveratrol an Effective Add-On to NSAIDS to Treat Knee Osteoarthritis?
In what researchers state is the first pilot clinical trial to assess the effects of resveratrol on pain severity and levels of inflammatory biomarkers in patients with mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis, the scientists compared treatment with a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) combined with either…
Menopause contributes to a decline in muscle strength – a crucial factor of functional independence in old age
A recent study of the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä has found that menopausal status is associated with skeletal muscle function among middle-aged women. The results also suggest that physical activity reduces the negative menopausal effect on muscle strength and mobility…