In a recent randomized controlled trial, people who got PRP treatment for knee arthritis didn’t report less pain or cartilage damage over time than those who got a placebo.
New study finds patients with knee OA who participate in PT before or after surgery had reduced risk of long-term opioid use.
Yet the degree of risk depends on how often you get the shot and how much corticosteroid is in each injection.
A new study found that many knee osteoarthritis patients who use Medicare don’t try conservative treatment before getting knee replacement surgery.
Methotrexate, commonly used in inflammatory forms of arthritis such as rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis, could be helpful for targeting local and systemic inflammation in osteoarthritis when conventional therapies are not.
Could the substance that gives chili peppers their heat help relieve joint pain from osteoarthritis? New data on a capsaicin injection seems promising, but more research is needed.
Osteoarthritis patients taking canakinumab (Ilaris) in the study were less likely to need joint replacement surgery, which suggests the medication may be useful in treating osteoarthritis.
Sometimes hydroxychloroquine is used off-label to treat erosive osteoarthritis, but more research suggests it is not helpful.
The new OA guidelines are designed more like a menu from which patients and providers can choose one or more approved items.
Surprisingly, stronger opioids were the worst at relieving pain in a new multi-study analysis.
However, there was no immediate reduction in pain or improvement in hand function, a new study showed.
Steroid injections are given to relieve joint pain, but new research shows they were also associated with OA progression.
Steroids can help treat hand OA symptoms, which may be a sign that hand OA is more inflammatory than previously thought.
Despite promising results from an earlier trial, lutikizumab — a drug that blocks proteins tied to inflammation — did not hold up in a phase II trial of patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). The earlier study, a phase I trial published...
Osteoarthritis (OA), a common but painful degenerative joint condition, often impacts weight-bearing joints like the knees and hips. While there are a number of medications that may help, they don’t work well for everyone. A brand-new option, tanezumab, may provide...
A growing body of research suggests that statins may affect joint pain for either better or worse.
There’s no doubt about it, an osteoarthritis appointment can sometimes feel a bit like an exam. In addition to a complete physical examination, x-rays, MRIs and laboratory tests, your doctor will ask you many questions. Each one you have to...