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 degenerative joint disease that involves the degradation of joints, articular cartilage, and subchondral bone as a result of mechanical stress.

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Genetic risk score has potential to improve prevention of severe knee and hip osteoarthritis

Genetic risk score has potential to improve prevention of severe knee and hip osteoarthritis

Obesity progression may contribute to the economic burden of the disease, studies suggest

Obesity progression may contribute to the economic burden of the disease, studies suggest

Lipofilling produces lasting improvements for patients with painful finger osteoarthritis

Lipofilling produces lasting improvements for patients with painful finger osteoarthritis

A cigarette smoke compound affects cartilage homeostasis

A cigarette smoke compound affects cartilage homeostasis

Tablet containing cannabidiol effectively reduces pain after shoulder surgery

Tablet containing cannabidiol effectively reduces pain after shoulder surgery

Urgent action needed to stem the rising trend of obesity in Africa

Urgent action needed to stem the rising trend of obesity in Africa

Research finds link between long-term exposure to air pollution and autoimmune disease risk

Research finds link between long-term exposure to air pollution and autoimmune disease risk

Novel method can help find the most appropriate exercise therapy for osteoarthritis patients

Novel method can help find the most appropriate exercise therapy for osteoarthritis patients

High childhood BMI may elevate cardiovascular risk markers in twenty-year-olds

High childhood BMI may elevate cardiovascular risk markers in twenty-year-olds

A predictive model for COVID-19 outcomes

A predictive model for COVID-19 outcomes

Study suggests link between sleep apnea and joint pain in postmenopausal women

Study suggests link between sleep apnea and joint pain in postmenopausal women

Study suggests history of childhood traumas may increase the risk of long COVID

Study suggests history of childhood traumas may increase the risk of long COVID

‘Injections, injections, injections’: Troubling questions follow closure of sprawling pain clinic chain

‘Injections, injections, injections’: Troubling questions follow closure of sprawling pain clinic chain

As covid slogs on, seniors find fortitude waning and malaise growing

As covid slogs on, seniors find fortitude waning and malaise growing

Regular physical activity at 70 may help ward off heart disease in old age

Regular physical activity at 70 may help ward off heart disease in old age

New insights into perspectives of older adults and caregivers on healthcare navigation, decision making

New insights into perspectives of older adults and caregivers on healthcare navigation, decision making

Novel molecular signaling pathway plays a key role in producing osteoarthritis pain

Novel molecular signaling pathway plays a key role in producing osteoarthritis pain

Macromolecular gel with therapeutic payload could halt or slow post-traumatic osteoarthritis

Macromolecular gel with therapeutic payload could halt or slow post-traumatic osteoarthritis

La Trobe researcher aims to prevent the rise of knee arthritis in young Australians

La Trobe researcher aims to prevent the rise of knee arthritis in young Australians

Researchers identify factors at midlife linked with 10-year declines in women's physical health

Researchers identify factors at midlife linked with 10-year declines in women's physical health