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Painful Knee Arthritis May Be Linked to Premature Death

March 27, 2015

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Painful knee arthritis is associated with an increased risk of premature death in women, a new study suggests.
Women with osteoarthritis-related knee pain — the type associated with normal wear and tear — were nearly twice as likely to die early from any cause, and more than three times […]

Number of Hip Replacements Has Skyrocketed, U.S. Report Shows

February 12, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The number of hip replacements performed in the United States has increased substantially, and the procedure has become more common in younger people, new government statistics show.
The numbers reveal the rapid evolution of the procedure, which “remains one of the most dramatic and cost-effective ways […]

Knee Pain While Using Stairs May Be First Sign of Arthritis

January 23, 2015

Having knee pain while using the stairs may be an early sign of arthritis, a new study suggests.

Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

January 19, 2015

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 […]

Knee Arthritis Drugs Beat Placebos, but Study Finds No Clear Winner

January 6, 2015

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 […]

Common Knee Surgery May Boost Arthritis Risk, Study Suggests

December 3, 2014

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 […]

Running Won’t Raise Risk of Knee Arthritis, Study Says

November 17, 2014

Regular running doesn’t seem to increase your chances of developing knee osteoarthritis, and it may even help prevent the disease, researchers report.

Exercise, Physical Therapy May Help Ease Pain of Arthritis

November 15, 2014

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 […]

Early, Small Babies May Be More Prone to Adult Hip Trouble

November 3, 2014

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 […]

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.


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