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Bariatric Surgery Alleviates Pain and Improves Physical Function
Several patients suffering from obesity reported vast improvements in pain, physical function, and walking capacity after undergoing bariatric surgery, according to new research in JAMA.
Patients suffering from complications associated with osteoarthritis often reach for over-the-counter pain relievers.
A recent report found there is not nearly enough scientific research being conducted on the effects of marijuana and other cannabinoids on rheumatic diseases.
Doing yoga improved rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis and mood for female adults following trend of benefits associated with other conditions.
The great Italian sculptor and painter Michelangelo wrote relatives he was having trouble with his hands. Was it gout? Not so, a team of disease detectives write.
Developing arthritis could increase the risk of falling into poverty, especially for female patients.
The presence of bone marrow lesions in osteoarthritis may help predict the pace of joint-space narrowing, a signal that that osteoarthritis is progressing.
Exercise – it’s both the problem and solution for patients with osteoarthritis. Researchers from Pennsylvania State University found genetic biomarkers that could help predict day-to-day pain from physical activity in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
High levels of soluble biglycan (sBGN) are present in the synovial fluid of patients with severe osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. While the connection between sBGN and inflammation had been established by previous research, this study is among the first to demonstrate that higher concentrations of sBGN are present in more severe arthritis cases.

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