Osteoarthritis (OA) is extremely common in adults. According to the Arthritis Foundation, about 27 million people in the United States have osteoarthritis, the most commonly affected area being the knee. Many of those affected suffer from degenerative meniscal tears, which are sometimes treated with surgery. However, a new
A new retrospective study shows a significant association between reduced rate of knee- and hip- replacement revision and treatment with hormone replacement therapy (HRT). A good candidate theory for prospective trial to confirm, or refute.
The question of whether or not individuals 45 years of age and older should engage in high-impact exercise, such as jogging or sprinting, is not one that has a clear answer at this point. But in
About 50 million Americans have arthritis, and about 22 million have some disability from it. As we age, this problem will only get worse. We need more research into its root causes, and also we should lose weight! Thank heavens for joint replacement surgery.
One of the most debilitating ailments of our aging population is osteoarthritis, especially arthritis that affects the weight-bearing knee and hip joints. Knee arthritis can be extremely painful and extensively limit activity. ...a particular type of knee brace can be effective in decreasing pain and perhaps limiting the joint damage caused by the disease.
Among 400 older patients with arthritis of the knees, a combined approach including diet and exercise had more beneficial effect on symptoms than either intervention alone.
Arthritis and other "rheumatic" (joint-related) conditions are the leading cause of disability in the United States. Between one sixth and one third of American adults that is, somewhere between 40 and 70 million people have some type of arthritis or chronic joint problem. The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis; more than 20 million Americans have this condition.