By: Joe Graedon October 28, 2018 32 Comments
    How To Prevent Blood Clots After Knee Replacemen…

    Hip and knee replacement surgeries are growing at an extraordinary rate. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) reports that in 2014 there were 370,770 hip replacement surgeries and 680,15…

    By: Terry Graedon October 28, 2018 17 Comments
    Could CBD Cream Relieve Your Knee Pain?

    As people age, their joints often begin to hurt. They may try a variety of approaches, from taking OTC pain relievers such as ibuprofen or naproxen to swallowing home remedies such as gin-soaked raisi…

    By: Terry Graedon October 25, 2018 27 Comments
    Show 1140: How Can You Manage Arthritis Pain?

    More than 50 million adult Americans have been diagnosed with arthritis. While osteoarthritis is the most common form, there are many others, including rheumatoid arthritis, gout, psoriatic arthritis …

    By: Terry Graedon October 18, 2018 5 Comments
    Do People Who Eat Fish Grow Old More Healthfully…

    Does eating fish or taking fish oil make any difference for your health? For decades, researchers have touted the anti-inflammatory benefits of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil. They have sug…

    By: Joe Graedon October 4, 2018 38 Comments
    Orthopedic Surgeons Get Bad News About Repairing…

    My uncle was a dairy farmer. He had a saying that went like this: farmers like to plow and surgeons like to cut. When you are used to doing something (and getting paid for it) the tendency is to keep …

    By: Terry Graedon September 10, 2018 10 Comments
    Will Certo and Grape Juice Help Your Sore Knees?

    The recent news that diclofenac, like other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), can make people more susceptible to cardiovascular complications is disturbing. It is not particularly surpri…

    By: Terry Graedon July 2, 2018 26 Comments
    Can Cod Liver Oil Relieve Your Knee Pain?

    Knee osteoarthritis can really interfere with mobility. Doctors prescribe pain relievers such as diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren) or meloxicam (Mobic), but patients should not take such NSAID medicatio…

    By: Terry Graedon April 30, 2018 2 Comments
    Will Arthritis Remedy Block Your Vitamins?

    Many people who take over-the-counter painkillers such as ibuprofen or naproxen for their arthritis pain eventually experience adverse effects. Not only can such nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (…

    By: Terry Graedon April 23, 2018 15 Comments
    Pectin and Grape Juice to Ease Sore Joints

    People with arthritis usually rely on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or naproxen for pain relief, but these medicines can cause trouble if a person takes them for a lo…

    By: Terry Graedon April 23, 2018 18 Comments
    No Study Support for Fish Oil Soothing Dry Eyes

    Fish oil is one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids. These compounds have anti-inflammatory activity, and doctors have hoped that fish oil supplements would prove useful against a wide range of…

    By: Terry Graedon April 23, 2018 19 Comments
    Will Curcumin Pills Ease Your Knee Pain?

    Who would guess that the yellow spice in curry would become controversial? For centuries, people have been using turmeric to add color and flavor to their food, and in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, …

    By: Terry Graedon April 2, 2018 41 Comments
    Will Celery Seed Ease Your Knee Pain or Gout?

    As Americans grow older, they become ever more conscious of aches and pains in their joints. While many people rely on prescription or OTC pain relievers such as diclofenac, ibuprofen, meloxicam or na…

    By: Terry Graedon April 2, 2018 5 Comments
    Will Bromelain from Pineapple Ease Aching Joints…

    What can you do for the aching joints of arthritis or the sore muscles and soft tissue of fibromyalgia? Many sufferers are caught in a difficult dilemma: without relief for the pain, they have trouble…

    By: Terry Graedon March 26, 2018 10 Comments
    How Can You Ease Arthritis Pain Safely?

    People with chronic pain such as the joint pain of severe osteoarthritis are often faced with terrible trade-offs. To get relief from the inflammation and discomfort, they may have to rely on medicati…

    By: Terry Graedon February 26, 2018 21 Comments
    Do Glucosamine and Chondroitin Increase Your Cho…

    What happens if you take something for a presumed benefit only to discover that it has a downside? This happens pretty frequently with pharmaceuticals; everyone is familiar with the idea of side effec…

    By: Terry Graedon July 2, 2017 11 Comments
    What Can Prolotherapy Do for Sore Knees?

    As Americans get older and grayer, we also have to cope with more joint pain. We swallow large quantities of anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs such as ibuprofen or naproxen). Many of us take supplements…

    By: Terry Graedon June 1, 2017 7 Comments
    How Good Is Pharmaceutical-Grade Chondroitin?

    In the US, chondroitin sulfate is usually sold as a dietary supplement and taken in conjunction with glucosamine to treat arthritis pain. Most well-controlled trials in this country have shown that th…

    By: Joe Graedon May 18, 2017 32 Comments
    Do Treatments for Knee Arthritis Do More Harm Th…

    Steroid shots and arthroscopic surgery have been mainstays in the treatment of pain and inflammation brought on by knee arthritis. Many people try to delay knee replacement as long as possible, especi…

    By: Terry Graedon February 13, 2017 11 Comments
    Will Ashwagandha Ease Your Severe Arthritis Pain…

    People with persistent arthritis pain often find it difficult to get relief. The usual nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as diclofenac, ibuprofen, meloxicam or naproxen cause side effects wit…

    By: Joe Graedon September 5, 2016 23 Comments
    How Safe Are Topical NSAIDs Like Voltaren Gel?

    When the FDA allowed drug companies to sell NSAIDs over the counter we were concerned. That's because drugs like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, etc) and naproxen (Aleve) came with some pretty serious si…

    By: Joe Graedon July 25, 2016 16 Comments
    Will the Gin and Raisin Remedy Help Hip and Knee…

    We first heard about eating gin-soaked raisins for arthritis more than 20 years ago. On May 16, 1994 we received this letter: "A neighbor gave my wife a recipe for "arthritis relief" that involves soa…

    By: Terry Graedon June 27, 2016 12 Comments
    How to Ease Arthritic Knees with Natural Remedie…

    Osteoarthritis puts its victims in a dreadful double bind. The nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that are the standard pain relievers for arthritis, such as diclofenac (Voltaren), ibupro…

    By: Terry Graedon March 24, 2016 24 Comments
    How to Ease Your Knee Pain

    What can you do for your knee pain? People with arthritis have relatively few good options for relief. Often, they may feel as if they are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Hip and knee pain make…

    By: Joe Graedon January 4, 2016 13 Comments
    Exerciser Needs Home Remedy to Overcome Knee Pai…

    It is estimated that 30 million Americans take an NSAID-type pain reliever each day to ease their sprains, strains, arthritis and bursitis. Familiar brands include Advil, Aleve, Anaprox, Cataflam, Mob…

    By: Terry Graedon November 12, 2015 1 Comments
    Chondroitin Stacks Up Against Celecoxib for Reli…

    A small study just presented at the American College of Rheumatology meeting shows that the dietary supplement chondroitin sulfate is about as effective as the drug celecoxib in alleviating the pain a…

    By: Terry Graedon November 12, 2015 2 Comments
    Tai Chi Helps Ease Knee Pain from Osteoarthritis

    A study from Tufts University in Boston has found that tai chi works just as well as physical therapy to ease pain and improve function for people with osteoarthritis of the knee. Tai Chi Compared to …

    By: Joe Graedon September 28, 2015 16 Comments
    Knee Pain Disappears After Turmeric Treatment

    Q. I want to thank you. A couple of months ago you wrote about taking turmeric for knee pain. I immediately went out and bought some. I have had constant knee pain for many years. After taking turmeri…

    By: Joe Graedon February 19, 2015 17 Comments
    Glucosamine and Chondroitin Measure Up to Celebr…

    Glucosamine and chondroitin are popular supplements for joint pain, but several US studies of these compounds have been disappointing. Even though many people report benefit when they take glucosamine…

    By: Terry Graedon June 12, 2014 6 Comments
    To Keep Knees Working Well, Walk 6,000 Steps Eve…

    A study shows that walking every day can help people with arthritic knees maintain their mobility. About 27 million American adults have osteoarthritis of the knee, and the pain that accompanies arthr…

    By: Terry Graedon September 26, 2013 7 Comments
    Exercise Plus Diet Offers Double Benefit of Weig…

    People who are overweight are especially prone to osteoarthritis of the knees. Losing weight can be challenging, but a new study shows that it is well worth the effort. Researchers compared diet alone…

    By: Terry Graedon September 4, 2013 0 Comments
    Exercise Does Not Increase Risk of Knee Osteoart…

    People are sometimes reluctant to start an exercise program for fear that they will wear out their knees and end up with osteoarthritis. A new study from North Carolina found that people over 45 years…

    By: Terry Graedon March 21, 2013 2 Comments
    Physical Therapy Eases Knee Pain

    Knee pain leaves many middle-aged folks limping and contemplating knee surgery. A new study suggests that intensive physical therapy could offer many of them equal benefit as arthroscopic surgery. Thi…

    By: Joe Graedon January 10, 2013 12 Comments
    Vitamin D Did Not Solve Knee Pain

    People with low levels of vitamin D circulating in their blood stream have been shown in epidemiological studies to be more susceptible to osteoarthritis. Such observational studies have also suggeste…

    By: Joe Graedon December 16, 2008 39 Comments
    Grape Juice and Certo Keeps Him Running

    The best advice we hear about aging gracefully and joyfully is keep moving! Not only is mobility a pleasure in its own right, it can also help maintain range of motion in joints that could otherwise g…