• New treatment offers pain relief without surgery

    Source: Baylor College of Medicine

    For those seeking relief from sports related injuries due to conditions like osteoarthritis of the knee, partial rotator cuff tears, joint and tendon injuries, or tennis elbow, a Baylor College of Medicine expert says a fat-derived stem cell injection may be an option.

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  • Drug That Eases Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain Won't Help 'Regular' Arthritis

    Source: HealthDay

    A malaria drug that's also shown effectiveness against rheumatoid arthritis pain has failed to help people with the more common form of arthritis, new research shows.

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  • Stem Cells for Knee Problems? U.S. Doctors Investigate

    Source: The Wall Street Journal

    Knee osteoarthritis, or arthritis of the knees, is a difficult-to-treat and painful condition affecting millions of people. Experts are researching stem-cell injections from a patient’s own bone marrow or fat as a treatment to avoid more invasive surgeries, such as knee replacements.

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  • Hydroxychloroquine No Better Than Placebo for Hand OA

    Source: Physician's Briefing

    For patients with moderate-to-severe hand pain and radiographic osteoarthritis, hydroxychloroquine is no more effective than placebo for relieving pain, according to a study published online Feb. 20 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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  • Menopause May Worsen Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

    Source: Health Day

    Menopause may speed physical decline in women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a new study suggests.

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