A 65-year-old man with moderately severe osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee presents to your office for his annual exam. During the medication review, the patient mentions he is using glucosamine and chondroitin for his knee pain
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Durolane for the treatment of pain associated with knee osteoarthritis. Durolane is a single-injection, hyaluronic acid (HA) product used for joint lubrication.
Patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) and severe comorbidities showed significant improvements in physical function after undergoing a tailored exercise program, according to research recently published in Arthritis Care & Research.
Fiber and/or the dietary supplement chondroitin may help reduce knee pain from arthritis, according to two studies published online May 23 in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
Curcuminoids seem beneficial for knee osteoarthritis (OA), although they are less effective for pain relief than ibuprofen, according to a review and meta-analysis published online May 4 in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases.