Many male patients being treated for prostate cancer undergo androgen deprivation therapy, which has been shown to have several risky side effects, including osteoporosis. A recent study looked at whether adding bisphosphonate was helpful in countering these effects.
For patients diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis the pain associated not only with the condition but also the potential knee replacement surgery can be excruciating. A recent study looked at ways to minimize the pain after the operation to get people back on their feet as quickly as possible.
The benefits of drinking milk have been established in a number of previous studies, but one group recently looked at whether there were specific benefits in helping to delay knee osteoarthritis in women.
Intra-articular injection of two widely used plant and mineral extract-based formulations provide long-lasting pain relief in patients with moderate to severe pain from knee osteoarthritis, according to the first-ever double-blind trial of the treatments.
Running does not increase the risk for knee osteoarthritis (OA), according to study results presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology. No increase in knee OA or knee pain was associated with habitual running in any age group in a study of over 600 individuals who reported running as a regular activity at some point in their lives.
Pain and depression, but not disability, stem from sleep disturbances in patients with osteoarthritis, suggests a study published in Arthritis Care & Research.