knee osteoarthritis Archive

Obesity: Driving Surge in Knee Replacements

Compared with seniors, artificial knee patients under 65 more likely to be severely overweight, data shows. Rising rates of obesity among people younger than 65 may be the main reason for the rapidly increasing number of knee

Weight loss tied to knee arthritis benefits

Intensive weight loss together with regular exercise did more to ease knee arthritis than exercise alone for overweight and obese adults in a new U.S. study. Knee inflammation, pain and functioning all improved more among people who

Arthritis: Benefitted with Exercise and Diet

Being overweight can be tough on the joints, so researchers wanted to know what would help more, diet, exercise or a combination of both. They recruited 454 overweight or obese adults with knee osteoarthritis for their study. Osteoarthritis

Trigger Point Therapy Prevents Knee and Calf Pain

Two new studies demonstrate the effectiveness of trigger point therapy for chronic calf and knee pain. Myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) are hyperirritable spots of pain located in the taut bands of muscle fibers. Trigger point therapy is a

Knee Arthritis Striking Younger Adults

 The prevalence of knee osteoarthritis in younger adults is increasing, according to a new study published in Arthritis Care and Research. Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is typically thought of as an affliction of the elderly but increasing rates of

Exercise As Good As Surgery for Knee Pain

Considering knee surgery? You may not want to rush into the operation room, a new study suggests.  The study shows that physical therapy and exercise are as effective as surgery for knee arthritis and torn cartilages. The researchers recommended

Got Knee Pain? Try Pressing Your Body’s Meridians

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disease, commonly affecting the knee joint. Painful knee OA affects up to 10% of adults over the age of 55. Various medications have been used to treat knee OA pain,