New Knee Single-Step Regenerative Hydrogels Shows Promise

Regenerative Hydrogels for osteoarthritis

This new animal study shows that a new technique for regenerative hydrogels could be the next new tool for joint diseases, such as knee osteoarthritis. Conventional treatments like artificial joint replacements offer temporary relief but come with several disadvantages, including limited functionality and the need for replacement. A better solutionRead …

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Two Multi-Modality Integrative Studies in Osteoarthritis

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Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is best described as wear-and-tear arthritis. While difficult to treat, these two articles show promise for integrative therapies that include laser therapy, acupuncture and botanicals. Study One: Treatment of Osteoarthritis With Low-level Laser Therapy, Acupuncture, and Herbal Therapy: A Case Report. Published in

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WHITE PAPER: Managing the Metabolic Processes of Osteoarthritis with Medical Foods

Osteoarthritis is characterized as a chronic condition, whereby cartilage tissue that cushions joints breaks down, causing stiffness, pain and loss of joint movement. It is a gradually occurring condition that is often perceived by patients as a nuisance and a normal symptom of aging, until the stiffness and pain becomeRead …

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Practice Model: Nutritional Program for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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This archived case study by Dan Lukaczer, ND is a useful model for practitioners seeking to develop a nutritional approach to treating arthritic symptoms. As Lukaczer points out in this case study, the relationship between rheumatoid arthritis [or any form of arthritis] and the myriad potential environmental triggers is beyond

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Adults Children of Alcoholics and Drug Abusers More Likely to Develop Arthritis

Addictions Related to Arthritis

According to a study by University of Toronto, the adult offspring of parents who were addicted to drugs or alcohol are more likely to have arthritis. Investigators examined a group of 13,036 adults and found that 20.4 per cent of respondents had been diagnosed with arthritis by a medical professional. Investigators found that 14.5 per cent of all respondents reported having at least one parent whose drug or alcohol use caused problems while were under the age of 18 and still living at home. The Association between a History of Parental Addictions and Arthritis in Adulthood: Findings from a Representative Community Survey, published in International Journal of Population Research, Volume 2014

Osteoarthritis Research Review

In May 2013, Harvard Medical School published a report on osteoarthritis in their Women’s Health Watch. In the report, they looked at “on-the-horizon therapies” that could change the way you treat the disease. In the report, Dr. Anonios Aliprantis made statement that should have made doctor’s rethink the way they treat OA. “We’re beginning to understand that osteoarthritis is a disease of the entire joint,” said Aliprantis, director of the Osteoarthritis Center at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “Much of the research over the last 20 or 30 years has focused on cartilage as the target. But we’re beginning to realize that there are important changes happening in the bone underneath the cartilage, and in the joint lining itself. As we begin to understand osteoarthritis as a disease of the entire joint, new treatment targets will emerge.”

Plant Extracts Superior for Managing Osteoarthritis

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Plant extracts may not be as potent as taking ibuprofen for osteoarthritis. Their subtlety is a positive says, Michael Jurgelewicz, DC. “They have an action that spreads across multiple enzyme systems, which is often a better way to go because you get the effect you want without the potential downstream side effects such as edema, hypertension, ulceration, or renal dysfunction,” he writes.

Flavocoxid for Osteoarthritis: Efficacy and Safety

OPINION Dietary habits have been shown to influence the metabolic and inflammatory processes involved in Osteoarthritis (OA). Lower intake of antioxidants is associated with increased incidence of OA while an increased intake of flavonoids and omega-3 polyunsaturated acids decreases production of inflammatory mediators and the incidence of OA. This report will focus on the detailed preclinical and clinical investigation of flavocoxid, an anti-inflammatory medical food composition marketed for the metabolic management of OA. Published in Nutrition and Dietary Supplements, May 2010, by Robert Levy, Lakshmi Pillai and Bruce Burnett.

Neurogenic Inflammation in OA: Combined Thermal Therapy with Acetaminophen

Symptomatic drugs are frequently used for pain control, but dissatisfaction with such an intervention has led many patients to seek other treatments, one of which is thermal heat. The intentions in the present study is to investigate a possible interaction between thermal treatment and the main neuropeptides involved in OARead …

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