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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.
Study clearly showed the benefit of weight loss in terms of pain, function and quality of life

Study clearly showed the benefit of weight loss in terms of pain, function and quality of life

Weight loss surgery reduces components of  metabolic syndrome in obese patients

Weight loss surgery reduces components of metabolic syndrome in obese patients

Pfizer provides information about its COX-2 product Bextra (valdecoxib)

Pfizer provides information about its COX-2 product Bextra (valdecoxib)

Topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug eases symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee

Topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug eases symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee

Study underscores the need for improved prevention and treatment of torn knee ligaments among young female athletes

Study underscores the need for improved prevention and treatment of torn knee ligaments among young female athletes

Natural alternatives to osteoarthritis drug

Natural alternatives to osteoarthritis drug

Immediate voluntary world-wide withdrawal of Vioxx (rofecoxib)

Immediate voluntary world-wide withdrawal of Vioxx (rofecoxib)

MHRA advice following withdrawal of Vioxx (rofecoxib)

MHRA advice following withdrawal of Vioxx (rofecoxib)

Data demonstrate that Celebrex does not increase the risk of heart attack or stroke in patients with arthritis and pain

Data demonstrate that Celebrex does not increase the risk of heart attack or stroke in patients with arthritis and pain

Spinal cord injury specialist says 60 percent of his patients are obese

Spinal cord injury specialist says 60 percent of his patients are obese

Magnetic resonance imaging helps measure osteoarthritis

Magnetic resonance imaging helps measure osteoarthritis

Ageing population and technological progress combine to drive European orthopaedic braces and supports market

Ageing population and technological progress combine to drive European orthopaedic braces and supports market

COX2 inhibitor lumiracoxib could be an effective treatment for osteoarthritis

COX2 inhibitor lumiracoxib could be an effective treatment for osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis twice as likely if parents suffer the condition

Osteoarthritis twice as likely if parents suffer the condition

New knee-scanning procedures will provide more accurate diagnosis methods for doctors

New knee-scanning procedures will provide more accurate diagnosis methods for doctors

Clinical trial of lipase inhibitor for the treatment of obesity

Clinical trial of lipase inhibitor for the treatment of obesity

A new marker for osteoarthritis

A new marker for osteoarthritis

Researchers study whether people’s genetic makeup could make them more likely to develop osteoarthritis of the knee and hip

Researchers study whether people’s genetic makeup could make them more likely to develop osteoarthritis of the knee and hip

Joint inflammation

Joint inflammation

Using topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis is only beneficial for the first two weeks

Using topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis is only beneficial for the first two weeks