Vitamin D and Fish Oil Fail Osteoarthritis Trial

June 25, 2020

New research published in Arthritis and Rheumatology shows that vitamin D and marine omega‐3 fatty acids (n‐3 FA) do not offer long-term relief from knee pain, stiffness or function in older adults with chronic knee pain.

EULAR Issues Recommendations for Knee OA Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections

June 11, 2020

An expert consensus on the first clinical practice recommendations for platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections in knee osteoarthritis was presented at the European Congress of Rheumatology annual meeting.

Study Shows Footwear Relieves Osteoarthritic Knee Pain

May 27, 2020

A new study shows that biomechanical footwear improved osteoarthritis knee pain at 24 weeks as compared to patients in a control group who wore traditional footwear. The results, although statistically significant, need to be replicated to prove clinical importance, researchers reported in JAMA.

Osteoarthritis Risk Intensifies With Epigenetics

May 13, 2020

The risk for osteoarthritis has been linked to a number of genes that are susceptible to epigenetic mediators, shows a new review published in Nature Reviews Rheumatology. The influence of epigenetics on osteoarthritis offers new insights on disease risk.

Are glucocorticoid injections still necessary for osteoarthritis knee pain?

May 12, 2020

In patients with knee osteoarthritis, physical therapy may improve pain and functional disability more so than intraarticular glucocorticoid injections, at one year, according to a head-to-head study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Fast Facts on Vitamin D, Calcium and Fracture

February 07, 2020

In this slideshow we highlight some key facts about the use of supplements to prevent fracture in women and men over the age of 50. Existing treatment guildelines recommend a combination approach with vitamin D and calcium, but some clinical trials are not entirely in agreement. Learn more in this slideshow.

Low-Dose Radiation Therapy for Knee, Hand Osteoarthritis Questioned

January 28, 2020

There is insufficient evidence to support long-term effects on pain and functioning of low-dose radiation therapy for hand and knee osteoarthritis, say researchers writing in The Lancet Rheumatology.

Motion Tests Essential for an Osteoarthritis Diagnosis

January 28, 2020

Simple hip motion tests and observing for pain during that motion were helpful in identifying patients most likely to have hip osteoarthritis on plain radiography, say researchers recently writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Drug and Nondrug Approaches for Treating Osteoarthritis

January 10, 2020

Updated treatment guidelines for hand, hip and knee osteoarthritis have been issued. In this slideshow, we highlight recommendations for the use (or not) of drug and nondrug treatments. These include strong recommendations for standard treatment options, such as weight loss and Tai Chi, and strong recommendations against treatments with pharmacologicals, such as glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate (except for hand osteoarthritis). Learn more in this slideshow.

Tai-Chi, Topical Capsaicin Among the New Treatment Recommendations for Osteoarthritis

January 08, 2020

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR), in partnership with the Arthritis Foundation, has issued treatment guidelines for osteoarthritis of the hand, hip and knee. This is the first update since 2012.