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Knee Surgery May Not Help All People With Meniscus Damage

August 25, 2014

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.

Can 6,000 Steps a Day Keep Knee Arthritis at Bay?

June 16, 2014

Walking the equivalent of an hour a day may help improve knee arthritis and prevent disability, new research suggests.

Physical Therapy May Not Improve Hip Arthritis, Study Finds

May 21, 2014

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 [...]

Poor Fitness in Middle Age Tied to Early Death Risk in Study

April 30, 2014

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 — [...]

Even Routine Housework May Help Stave Off Disability

April 30, 2014

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 [...]

Got Achy Knees? Drinking Milk May Help Arthritis, Study Finds

April 7, 2014

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.

Weight-Loss Surgery Might Help Mild Knee Pain

March 18, 2014

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 [...]

Knee Surgery May Put Kids at Higher Risk for Future Arthritis

March 15, 2014

SATURDAY, March 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Young people who have a type of knee surgery called anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction may be at increased risk for arthritis in that knee later in life, a small new study suggests.
This type of surgery is used to repair ACL tears, which can occur in sports such [...]

Glucosamine May Not Help Knee Pain After All

March 11, 2014

The dietary supplement glucosamine does not slow cartilage damage in people with chronic knee pain, according to a new study. Millions of Americans take glucosamine in an effort to treat osteoarthritis of the knee and other joints.

New Knees, Hips May Also Help the Heart

March 11, 2014

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A knee or hip joint replacement may provide a surprising benefit: better heart health.
In a study of 2,200 people older than 55 with arthritis, researchers found that the odds of a serious heart problem or death were 37 percent lower in people who had [...]


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