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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.

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.


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