Causes of OA : The One Time Sugar May be Good for You!

Sugar may protect against surgery being one of the causes of OA

Do you think they just drop a sugar cube into the solution? Maybe not!

It has been well known that one of the causes of OA is surgery on a joint because the cartilage is often damaged during the operation. Researchers have been looking for a solution for this problem for many years and now they may have found a very simple answer.

During all surgery the joint is flushed with a saline (salty) solution. If sugar is added to this solution it appears to protect the cartilage. Typically the researcher have come up with fancy medical term for this and called it being ‘chondroprotective”! Continue reading

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Exercises for Osteoarthritis in the Hip Work For the Knee As Well!

As always it is good to see that exercises for osteoarthritis but sometimes I really wonder at why researchers are given grants! Surely the money could be better spent on doing some cutting edge stuff that is really going to improve our lives? Continue reading

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New Treatment for Osteoarthritis Stops Progression and Pain

This new treatment for osteoarthritis is targeted to the disease rather than the whole body.

This new treatment for osteoarthritis is targeted to the disease rather than conventional pills that affect the whole body.

This is a promising new treatment for osteoarthritis that not only reduces the pain but also stops the progression of the disease. If this is successful then it will be a major break through in treating OA and will end much pain and misery.

This new treatment for osteoarthritis was reported at the Pharmacy Times. It is being developed by Dr. Guy Scuderi who was a fellowship-trained spine surgeon until he had a motorbike which ended his career.  Continue reading

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