MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For American seniors, a fall can have disabling or even fatal consequences. And a new study finds that the rate of older people who suffer a fall is actually on the rise.
A research team led by Dr. Christine Cigolle, of the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann […]
By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Pain-relieving treatments for knee arthritis all work better than doing nothing — but it’s hard to point to a clear winner, a new research review concluded.
Using data from almost 140 studies, researchers found all of the widely used arthritis treatments — from over-the-counter painkillers to […]
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A common type of knee surgery may increase the chances of arthritis, a new study suggests.
The procedure repairs tears in the meniscus, a piece of cartilage that acts as a shock absorber. There are two in each knee, and they stabilize the knee joint. Meniscal tears are one […]
SATURDAY, Nov. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Regular exercise and physical therapy may benefit people with hip and knee arthritis, new research suggests.
The study included 206 people with hip and knee osteoarthritis, average age 66, who were divided into two groups. One group received usual care, while the other group had regular exercise, physical therapy […]
MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Adults who were born preterm or at a low birth weight may have an increased risk of needing a hip replacement due to osteoarthritis, a new study suggests.
The researchers looked at more than 3,600 Australian adults, aged 40 and older. Seventy-five of them had undergone hip replacement and […]
Compared to conservative treatments, arthroscopic knee surgery offers no apparent benefit for middle-aged people with age-related tears of the meniscus — the cartilage that cushions the knee joint, according to a new analysis.
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, May 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Physical therapy for people with arthritis of the hip doesn’t help relieve pain or improve function more than receiving a sham treatment, a new study by Australian researchers suggests.
“Receiving physical therapy did not add any greater benefit over simply seeing a caring physical therapist and […]