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According to the Arthritis Foundation, 66 million (nearly one in three adults) suffer from chronic joint pain and 21 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis (OA), the most common form of arthritis, which is characterized by a breakdown of the cartilage and a deterioration of the fluid in a joint. The symptoms of osteoarthritis include pain, from moderate to severe, and stiffness. Most people who have osteoarthritis are older than age 45, and women are more commonly affected than men.
Keele University researchers receive £2.4 million grant to help reduce overprescribing of opioids

Keele University researchers receive £2.4 million grant to help reduce overprescribing of opioids

Researchers learn more about the impact of multiple symptoms in older adults

Researchers learn more about the impact of multiple symptoms in older adults

Heberden's nodes may be associated with knee osteoarthritis

Heberden's nodes may be associated with knee osteoarthritis

KU researcher studies how estrogen may protect menisci between thighbone and shinbone

KU researcher studies how estrogen may protect menisci between thighbone and shinbone

Hormone therapy effective in reducing prevalence of knee osteoarthritis, shows study

Hormone therapy effective in reducing prevalence of knee osteoarthritis, shows study

Health care industry spends $30b a year pushing its wares, from drugs to stem cell treatment

Health care industry spends $30b a year pushing its wares, from drugs to stem cell treatment

First surgery in the U.S. to implant device for knee osteoarthritis

First surgery in the U.S. to implant device for knee osteoarthritis

Up to a third of knee replacements pack pain and regret

Up to a third of knee replacements pack pain and regret

Researchers report uncertainty around long-term effectiveness of medications to control knee osteoarthritis pain

Researchers report uncertainty around long-term effectiveness of medications to control knee osteoarthritis pain

Micropores in fabricated tissues allow nutrient and oxygen diffusion into core

Micropores in fabricated tissues allow nutrient and oxygen diffusion into core

Galectins play a key role in the degeneration of cartilage in osteoarthritis

Galectins play a key role in the degeneration of cartilage in osteoarthritis

Massage helps relieve pain, improve mobility in patients with knee osteoarthritis

Massage helps relieve pain, improve mobility in patients with knee osteoarthritis

Findings may open up new ways to treat dwarfism and other ER-stress-related conditions

Findings may open up new ways to treat dwarfism and other ER-stress-related conditions

Cartilage tissue engineering brings good news for patients with cartilage defects

Cartilage tissue engineering brings good news for patients with cartilage defects

New recommendations for design, conduct of osteoporosis-specific economic evaluations

New recommendations for design, conduct of osteoporosis-specific economic evaluations

Many diseases increase risk of post-operative complications after hip fracture surgery

Many diseases increase risk of post-operative complications after hip fracture surgery

New study to investigate how yoga benefits older people with multiple long-term health conditions

New study to investigate how yoga benefits older people with multiple long-term health conditions

Conditions that produce signs similar to arthritis

Conditions that produce signs similar to arthritis

New guidelines for detecting and managing sarcopenia to be launched in the UK

New guidelines for detecting and managing sarcopenia to be launched in the UK

Pilates exercise program offers many benefits for people with musculoskeletal conditions

Pilates exercise program offers many benefits for people with musculoskeletal conditions