Articles related to OSTEOARTHRITIS (OA)
Effectiveness of an Unsupervised Online Yoga Program on Pain and Function in People with Knee Osteoarthritis
In a study involving 212 adults with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis, an unsupervised online yoga program delivered via prerecorded videos over 12 weeks netted improved physical function vs. the control group. At 12 weeks, knee stiffness, quality of life, and arthritis self-efficacy improved more with yoga than the control intervention. Benefits were not maintained at 24 weeks. Adverse events were minor.
Family Medicine/General Practice September 26th 2022
Hyaluronic Acid Injections for Knee Arthritis Ineffective, Surgery for Meniscal Tears Noninferior to PT, Studies Find
The knee arthritis meta-analysis reviewed 169 trials involving 21,163 patients, with the evidence demonstrating viscosupplementation is associated with a clinically irrelevant reduction in pain intensity and with an increased risk of serious adverse events compared with placebo. For the meniscus study, the commentary may sum it up best: “Multiple studies, including several with sham surgeries as a control have shown repeatedly over the previous 2 decades that surgery is not superior to physical therapy, yet the issue and use of surgery persist.”
Family Medicine/General Practice July 19th 2022
8 Foods That Relieve Joint Pain
You may know a few of the foods that have been shown to limit or slow down inflammation and relieve the pain that plagues many of your patients – and even possibly you! – in their joints. Here’s a great list from our friends at Healthgrades, which provides information on eight foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, anthocyanin compounds, oleocanthal, and other inflammation-soothing substances that could be the key to a pain-free day.
Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism June 2nd 2021