Arthritis & Rheumatism

Get off the golf cart if you have knee osteoarthritis

From presidents to retirees, more than 17 million people over the age of 50 golf regularly. Knee osteoarthritis, which causes swelling, pain and difficulty moving the joint, is one of the leading causes of disability in this ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

The bugs in your gut could make you weak in the knees

Bacteria in the gut, known as the gut microbiome, could be the culprit behind arthritis and joint pain that plagues people who are obese, according to a new study published today in JCI Insight.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Got osteoarthritis? Get moving

(HealthDay)—Is arthritis pain getting in the way of your fitness plans? That need not be the case.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Bariatric surgery lessens knee OA pain more in certain patients

(HealthDay)—Laparoscopic gastric band (LAGB) surgery is associated with more improvement in knee osteoarthritis (OA) in younger patients and those without prior knee injury, according to a study published recently in Seminars ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

How microgravity affects onset of the most common form of arthritis

A study simulating the effects of microgravity in space that shows why astronauts are likely to experience knee problems after returning from extended missions could also give valuable insight into the progression of osteoarthritis ...

Genetics

New osteoarthritis genes discovered

In the largest study of its kind, nine novel genes for osteoarthritis have been discovered by scientists from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators. Results of the study, published today (19 March) in Nature ...

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