The Arthritis Foundation has just released the first CBD guidance for adults with arthritis. CBD, or cannabidiol, a plant-based compound, has become popular among people with arthritis seeking to ease chronic joint pain. Learn more in this slideshow.
The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research has developed clinical recommendations for the prevention of secondary fractures for patients aged 65 years and older after an initial hip or vertebral fracture. The recommendations were published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research last month.
Social support may be a prognostic factor for some joint-specific and general health outcomes after hip or knee replacement, say researchers writing in The Lancet Rheumatology this month.
Bone fracture patients should be managed by a multi-disciplinary clinical team that includes case management to ensure that patients are being properly and fully evaluated and treated for osteoporosis and the risk of future fractures, according to clinical recommendations issued on Friday by the a international group of experts speaking at the annual American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) meeting that took place over the weekend in Orlando.
Levels of the biomarker urine C-telopeptide of cross-linked collagen type II (uCTX-II) are independently associated with radiographic severity and pain intensity in knee osteoarthritis, say researchers writing in Arthritis Research & Therapy this month.
In today's news roundup, we focus on recent advances made in osteoarthritis that touch on cardiovascular issues, bone spurs and treatment modalities.
Men with diabetes may have a higher risk of experiencing chronic lower back pain, say researchers writing in BMJ Open this month.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use contributes substantially to the increased risk of cardiovascular disease among patients with osteoarthritis, say researchers writing in Arthritis & Rheumatology last month.
Roughly half of patients who undergo total knee replacement subsequently experience musculoskeletal symptoms in previously unaffected bodily areas, researchers reported in ACR Open Rheumatology.
Routine daily activities may be impossible for some arthritis patients, but are they really? This study suggests patients have not been offered evidence-based interventions that could improve quality of life.