osteoarthritis Archive

Chiropractic Effective for Osteoarthritic Knee Pain

As we age, our knees begin to show signs of wear and tear, and studies show that an increasing number of middle-aged people are seeking total knee-replacement surgery. While there have been improvements in the surgical techniques,

Can Low Back Pain Lead to Hip Problems?

Back pain is very seldom limited to the back, especially if it goes untreated for too long. Many patients also report that they start to develop problems with their legs and hips over time. In the study, researchers

Zinc Levels Tied to Osteoarthritis

We’ve all heard that calcium is crucial for preventing bone and joint problems, but new research suggests there may be another mineral we need to be mindful of: zinc. In particular, a study suggests that levels of

Chiropractic Patients Have Better Knees

 Chiropractic care and massage therapy was tied to better knee function in patients with knee osteoarthritis in a recent study. The prevalence of arthritis is growing by nearly 1 million every year, according to a CDC report. An

Exercise Prevents Need for Hip Surgery

Exercise therapy could prevent the need for total hip replacement surgery, according to a new study. In patients with hip osteoarthritis, an educational and exercise program resulted in a 44% decrease in the need for surgery compared to

CDC: 10 Percent of U.S. Adults Physically Limited by Arthritis

More than 50 million Americans have arthritis, and almost half of them can’t perform normal daily activities because of the disease, U.S. health officials said. Aging and obesity are the chief culprits behind this growing health problem,

Kale & Broccoli Fight Osteoarthritis

Eating kale, broccoli, and other cruciferous vegetables could help to prevent the progression of osteoarthritis, a new study from the UK suggests. Researchers from the University of East Anglia found that cruciferous vegetables contain a chemical compound called sulforaphane, which

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