By: Terry Graedon June 1, 2017 6 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 9 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 17 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 12 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…