Osteoarthritis

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.
What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a generative joint disease that involves the degradation of joints, articular cartilage and subchondral bone, as a result of mechanical stress on the area.

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Age is no barrier to losing weight, study shows

New procedure offers lasting pain relief for patients with osteoarthritis

New procedure offers lasting pain relief for patients with osteoarthritis

Study identifies potential treatment to postpone development of osteoarthritis

Study identifies potential treatment to postpone development of osteoarthritis

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Effectiveness of vitamin C against COVID-19 depends on its natural transporter levels

Novel super-activating macrophage receptor could explain hyper-inflammation in severe COVID-19

Novel super-activating macrophage receptor could explain hyper-inflammation in severe COVID-19

Oral methotrexate can be an effective intervention for people with knee OA

Oral methotrexate can be an effective intervention for people with knee OA

Anticoagulant drug linked to greater risk of knee and hip replacements in patients with osteoarthritis

Anticoagulant drug linked to greater risk of knee and hip replacements in patients with osteoarthritis

Corticosteroid injections for knee OA do not speed up the progression of disease

Corticosteroid injections for knee OA do not speed up the progression of disease

Study explains the global burden of disability from musculoskeletal conditions

Study explains the global burden of disability from musculoskeletal conditions

Some of the main osteoporosis treatments could have a protective effect against COVID-19

Some of the main osteoporosis treatments could have a protective effect against COVID-19

Researchers simplify and streamline guidelines for managing knee osteoarthritis

Researchers simplify and streamline guidelines for managing knee osteoarthritis

Conflicting evidence on potential benefit, negative outcomes of hip and knee steroid injections

Conflicting evidence on potential benefit, negative outcomes of hip and knee steroid injections

Lubricant may actually be a precursor of joint disease, says study

Lubricant may actually be a precursor of joint disease, says study

UniSA researchers are one step closer to finding new biomarker for osteoarthritis

UniSA researchers are one step closer to finding new biomarker for osteoarthritis

New drug delivery systems can improve treatment for diseases that affect connective tissues

New drug delivery systems can improve treatment for diseases that affect connective tissues

Study finds 94% of dementia caregivers in Australia are sleep deprived

Study finds 94% of dementia caregivers in Australia are sleep deprived

Research shows the validity, reliability of isokinetic strength testing of older adults with COPD and stroke

Research shows the validity, reliability of isokinetic strength testing of older adults with COPD and stroke

Machine-learning algorithm can detect early, subtle signs of osteoarthritis

Machine-learning algorithm can detect early, subtle signs of osteoarthritis

Smart drug delivery system may help treat spinal cord injuries, neurological disorders

Smart drug delivery system may help treat spinal cord injuries, neurological disorders

Study unravels why people with knee osteoarthritis experience varying pain patterns

Study unravels why people with knee osteoarthritis experience varying pain patterns