By: Terry Graedon April 10, 2014 9 Comments
    Got Milk? A Glass of Skim a Day May Keep Arthrit…

    A study of more than 2,000 people with osteoarthritis of the knee suggests that women who drink skim or low-fat milk may have a slower progression of the problem. The Osteoarthritis Initiative used a …

    By: Terry Graedon March 13, 2014 21 Comments
    Study Shows No Benefit from Glucosamine for Knee…

    Glucosamine remains one of the most popular dietary supplements for arthritis despite a lack of convincing evidence that it helps. Now a study from the University of Arizona has once again demonstrate…

    By: Terry Graedon January 20, 2014 0 Comments
    Will High-Dose Fish Oil Work for Human Joint Pai…

    Q. I am a veterinarian. In my world, fairly high doses of EPA and DHA (components of fish oil) are recommended for osteoarthritis. For instance, a recommended dose for a 50 lb dog is 3,200 mg. Is ther…

    By: Terry Graedon October 24, 2013 1 Comments
    The Secret to Maintaining Joint Function Is to K…

    People with joint pain might be tempted to become couch potatoes because it hurts to move. A new study demonstrates this is the wrong approach. Regular physical activity can actually improve function …

    By: Joe Graedon September 27, 2012 6 Comments
    Topical NSAIDs Ease Joint Pain

    Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs are extremely popular for easing a variety of aches and pains. Drugs like ibuprofen and naproxen are huge best sellers in the pharmacy. But such medicati…

    By: Terry Graedon July 19, 2012 2 Comments
    Platelet Rich Plasma to Repair Damaged Joints

    Athletes who tear tendons or suffer from worn cartilage in joints are usually anxious for treatment that can restore pain-free joint use. They are willing to try therapies such as the injection of pla…

    By: Terry Graedon November 14, 2010 16 Comments
    Readers Disagree with Study Results for Arthriti…

    The official word is in. The popular dietary supplements for arthritis, glucosamine and chondroitin (G&C), don't work. Researchers reviewed 10 studies involving almost 4,000 people with joint pain…

    By: Terry Graedon June 21, 2010 18 Comments
    Coping with Arthritis and Joint Pain

    Learn how to treat arthritis and joint pain with the People's Pharmacy Video.…

    By: Joe Graedon January 11, 2010 25 Comments
    Beware Arthritis Drug Blockbusters

    Rheumatoid arthritis can be devastating and unpredictable. It attacks joints and can leave people twisted, crippled and in pain. Ever since the 1950s doctors have been looking for drugs to ease pain a…

    By: Terry Graedon October 23, 2009 9 Comments
    Glucosamine Fails Knee Test

    A study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology reported that disappointing results from a study of the dietary supplement glucosamine. Over 200 subjects with mild to m…

    By: Joe Graedon June 15, 2009 1 Comments
    Should We Trust Tylenol?

    When Tylenol was first introduced in 1955 it was a liquid prescription pain reliever and fever reducer for children. It wasn't until 1961 that Tylenol tablets were launched as over-the-counter pain pi…

    By: Joe Graedon April 27, 2009 3 Comments
    OTC Pain Pills Hold Hazards for Weekend Warriors

    hermits come out of their winter hibernation for outdoor activities. Digging, weeding and slinging mulch in the garden; spring cleaning in the attic or garage; and weekend running, tennis or softball …

    By: Terry Graedon March 19, 2007 1 Comments
    Popular Pain Relievers Pose Dilemma

    People in pain are caught between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, they have to deal with sore joints or chronic back problems that make it hard to enjoy everyday activities. On the other han…

    By: Terry Graedon December 18, 2006 0 Comments
    Better Evidence Needed for Popular Treatments

    Physicians frequently look down on home remedies and other alternative therapies because there is rarely scientific evidence to support them. In an age of “evidence-based medicine,” there is no ro…

    By: Joe Graedon September 5, 2005 0 Comments
    Arthritis Sufferers Caught In Dilemma

    Pity anyone with pain that lasts more than 10 days. That's how long the FDA says you can safely take an over-the-counter analgesic such as Advil, Aleve or Tylenol on your own. The trouble is that one …

    By: Joe Graedon January 31, 2005 0 Comments
    Arthritis Patients Caught In Bind

    For 70 million arthritis sufferers, the last few months have been a nightmare. The medicines they rely on to ease their aches and pains have come under fire. First, Merck withdrew its popular arthriti…

    By: Joe Graedon January 10, 2005 0 Comments
    Old-Fashioned Drug Trumps New Arthritis Pills

    First it was Vioxx. Then Bextra and Celebrex were tarnished. Even the over-the-counter arthritis drug Aleve (naproxen) has been linked to cardiovascular complications. Several weeks ago a safety exper…

    By: Joe Graedon June 23, 2003 0 Comments
    Home Remedies Offer Alternatives For Arthritis

    The three As, aspirin, Advil and Aleve, are mainstays in American medicine chests. Millions rely on such anti-inflammatory medicines to cope with arthritis pain, sports injuries and backaches. But wha…