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 […]
WEDNESDAY, April 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Middle-aged people who do poorly on simple tests of physical ability may be at increased risk of early death, according to a new study.
Another study found that light-intensity physical activity every day may reduce the chance of disability in adults with — or at risk of developing — […]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Daily physical activity as light as pushing a shopping cart, vacuuming the house or strolling through a museum can dramatically reduce a person’s risk of disability, a new study reports.
People who spent more than four hours a day doing light physical activity had more than […]
Milk may be a useful weapon against arthritis of the knee for women, but the same can’t be said for yogurt or cheese, a new study says. The more low-fat or fat-free milk women drank, the slower the progression of osteoarthritis of the knee, according to the study funded by the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Milk consumption did not show the same benefit for men, however.
TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery reduces knee pain in obese people, and the results are similar to those seen in patients who have a knee replacement, according to a small new study.
The study included 20 obese patients who had weight-loss surgery and 40 patients who had total knee replacement due to […]