TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 -- Tiny pellets could treat arthritic knee pain, delaying the need for knee replacement surgery, a small study has found.
Microparticles inserted into small blood vessels around the knee helped reduce the pain and improve function in eight arthritis sufferers, according to clinical trial results. The results were presented Monday at the Society of Interventional Radiology's annual meeting, in Los Angeles.
TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 -- Risky opioids are no better at controlling chronic back or arthritis pain than non-opioid drugs, including Tylenol or Motrin, new research finds.
With opioid overdose deaths rising in the United States, the findings suggest addictive medications like oxycodone (OxyContin) or morphine don't have to be the first choice against crippling arthritis pain or chronic backache.
MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 -- Menopause may speed physical decline in women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a new study suggests.
While rheumatoid arthritis rates in women are three times higher than in men, and women with RA have more severe physical decline and disability, sex-based differences in RA are poorly understood, the researchers said.