Is there such a thing a “too much exercise?”



With the increasing problems of obesity and cardiovascular diseases attributed to sedentary lifestyle, physical exercise has touted as the solution to lots of health problems. But can physical … [Read more...]


Nutritional supplements for osteoarthritis evaluated



The 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) was held in Philadelphia in October. One of the main subjects of the research studies presented during the conference … [Read more...]


Cartilage loss: body weight matters



Your knee is a very essential anatomical part in order to be mobile. That is why the bones of the knee are well-protected by the tibio-femoral cartilage. However, the protective cartilage sometimes … [Read more...]


Osteoarthritis in canines: biomarker research gives hope to dog owners



It is not only humans who suffer from osteoarthritis. Animals such as horses and dogs can have it as well. Osteoarthritis is a disease characterized by degradation of the articular cartilage, that … [Read more...]


A therapy to get osteoarthritis patients moving



Physical exercise is essential in maintaining joint health and in managing symptoms of osteoarthritis. But it doesn't feel like it, as many arthritis patients would attest, making performance of … [Read more...]


Orthokine Therapy: Long-Term Safe and Effective Against Knee Osteoarthritis



Developed by Düsseldorf orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Peter Wehling and molecular biologist Dr. Julio Reinecke - the orthokine therapy is a treatment by which anti-inflammatory proteins from the patient's … [Read more...]


Frankincense Against Knee Osteoarthritis



An enriched extract of the frankincense herb may reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis. Such were the suggested findings of a study recently reported at Arthritis Research & Therapy. The authors … [Read more...]


Eating Pineapple is Good For Your Joints



Honestly I never thought about it before, never bumped into the information as well until recently that I have been exchanging emails with an old college friend of mine that is working at Dole (Asia) … [Read more...]


Rosehip Maybe Better Than Arthritis Pain Killers



The pain-relieving properties of Rosehip has been linked to reduced inflammation in osteoarthritis. Also called the rose haw - rose hip - is the pomaceous fruit of the rose plant -- typically red to … [Read more...]


Of Cane Use and Osteoarthritis Progression



Do you suffer from osteoarthritis? Then how sold are you to the idea of using a cane. You know...cane...man's third foot in old age! Osteoarthritis is a common joint joint disease and is incurable. … [Read more...]


Stem Cells May Repair Cartilage in Osteoarthritis Patients



Listen to this folks: stem cells may be able to repair the damaged cartilage in osteoarthritis sufferers. Wouldn't that be the day?! Definitely a lot better than what the chondroitin-glucosamine … [Read more...]


Happy Easter To All



Happy Easter to all those celebrating Easter... I went to the beach yesterday with my friends -- the first time I've been back since December 2007 when I last had sand therapy. I did enjoy it, … [Read more...]


Arthritis, Glucosamine and Patient Death



In my previous post, I mentioned that recent evidence is saying that glucosamine has no effect on hip osteoarthritis. Now, glucosamine has been implicated in the death of an arthritis patient. As … [Read more...]


My February is Gone



Forgive me for (sort of) neglecting this blog recently. Last week was my craziest week, not to mention that February is my craziest month! Anyways, this month (March), I will try hard to keep this at … [Read more...]


Newly Developed Osteoarthritis Diagnosis Method



A non-invasive imaging method - chemical exchange saturation method (gagCEST) - that will be useful in the diagnosis and monitoring of some diseases such as osteoarthritis (OA) and inter-vertebral … [Read more...]


A Lazy Weekend Can Sometimes Suck…



...if you have osteoarthritis!! Especially if you cannot go outside because it has been raining day and night this weekend.  Believe it or not, it has been raining cats and dogs out here for the last … [Read more...]


Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritic Knees and Arthritic Pain



Arthroscopic surgery (arthroscopy) is a procedure wherein damaged tissue from joints are removed. Therefore, technically speaking, this procedure should relieve arthritic knees for … [Read more...]


Novartis’ Anti-Arthritis Drug Lumiracoxib (Prexige), Recalled From Philippine Market



Here in the Philippines, the Bureau of Food and Drugs has ordered the pull-out from the market of the pain-killer anti-arthritis drug – Lumiracoxib (Prexige) by Novartis - due to fears that it can … [Read more...]


Human Height and Osteoarthritis, Genetically Linked



Common genetic variants that play a key role in human height have been found linked to osteoarthritis. Such were the findings confirmed by a new study co-led by the University of Michigan School of … [Read more...]


Regular Kneeling Can Increase Arthritis Risk



I thought people just kneel when praying (at least Catholics do!). However, men who spend significant amounts of time kneeling on the job are at great risk of developing osteoarthritis of the … [Read more...]


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