Archive for September, 2010
Brussels, Belgium – A study was presented at the World Congress on Osteoarthritis this week. 1154 participants were monitored for 11 years in North Carolina to see if and when their knees were effected by osteoarthritis, and then how quickly the disease advanced. This study was called the, “Johnston County OSteoarthritis Project”.
Scientists isolated nine genes associated with the progression of knee osteoarthritis. IL-1 (Interleukin-1) is a chemical marker associated with cartilage degradation and inflammation.
Dr. Joanne Jordan is the director of the University of North Carolina’s Thurston Arthritis Research Center and lead author of the study. She said, “This might make it possible to identify high-risk people in advance of getting OA or before it progresses.
Quadriceps, hamstrings, and hip flexors all play a role in how your knees feel. The tighter these muscles are the more your arthritis can hurt.
Remember that stretching should never be painful, and that anyone can stretch. Stretching is an important part of exercising and should be an important part of the treatment plan for your knee osteoarthritis.
Along with exercise, weight loss, and a thorough working knowledge of how osteoarthritis effects your knees, stretching can be an important part of your daily routine.
Avoca ASU from Nutramax is a joint health supplement that contains non-shellfish glucosamine, NMX1000 avocado/soybean unsaponifiables (ASU), and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). It also has decaffeinated green tea for antioxidant health benefits. All ingredients are from non-animal origin.
So vegetarians and those allergic to shellfish now have a new treatment option for their knee osteoarthritis. If you couldn’t take Cosamin DS – try Avoca ASU.
CosaminDS has been the premium joint health supplement on the market for over ten years. Nutramax has discovered a method of making their original product more effective. Cosamin ASU is maximum strength glucosamine and chondroitin.
This new formula from Nutramax is trademarked and shown in cell studies to be better than the combination of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate at inhibiting several agents involved in cartilage breakdown.
If Cosamin DS helped with your knee osteoarthritis then this product can take your pain relief to an entire new level.
Cosamin DS is the only brand of glucosamine and chondroitin proven effective in published U.S. studies. The studies show that joint pain is reduced.
Cosamin DS, designed and manufactured by Nutramax Labs, contains the full clinical strength of glucosamine and chondroitin. Nutramax Labs manufacture this joint health supplement as if it were a pharmaceutical – meeting rigorous production and safety protocols.
Thousands of patients have successfully used Cosamin DS to treat their osteoarthritis of the knee.
University of Maryland conducted a study on the use of acupuncture on knee osteoarthritis. The study randomized over 500 patients into different groups. The group that received the real acupuncture showed a significant reduction in pain.
Acupuncture is an ancient treatment option for osteoarthritis. It is safe and believed to work by stimulating endorphins in the body. Health insurance has been known to cover acupuncture so check your policy.
Changes in diet and herbal remedies are often times recommended as adjuncts to acupuncture.
This post is the sixth in a series of blogs about bio mechanical knee braces. These orthopedic appliances are used to treat unicompartmental osteoarthritis. Knee braces are a conservative treatment option for patients looking to increase function in their arthritic knees and experience pain relief.
The Rebel Reliever Arthritis Knee Brace is intended for patients with mild to moderate osteoarthritis. This unloader knee brace is built from measurements. A prescription is required for this knee brace and it must be fit by a certified orthotist. Don’t ever buy an unloader knee brace over the internet and try to fit it yourself. These knee braces will change the way your knee functions.
This off loading knee brace is constructed from aircraft aluminum. It is lightweight and strong. It will open your joint space to provide pain relief and increase function.
Health insurance generally covers knee braces used as treatment options for knee osteoarthritis.
This is the fifth blog post in a series of articles about bio mechanical knee braces that provide pain relief for patients suffering with osteoarthritis of the knee.
The Reliever Unloader Brace provides maximum protection, stability, and pain relief. This unloader knee brace is designed for patients with unique anatomy and / or severe osteoarthritis. Patients requiring a strong brace that does a lot of work will do best in this orthopedic device.
Since this off loading knee brace will change the bio mechanics of your knee – it will make you walk better – a prescription is required. Also this type of knee brace must be fit by a certified orthotist.
Medicare, medicaid, and most private health insurance policies will pay for knee braces to treat osteoarthritis.
This is the fourth post in a series of articles about bio-mechanical knee braces used to treat osteoarthritis of the knee.
The Premier Reliever Arthritis Brace is a custom knee brace that will be built specifically for each patient’s leg. It is built from carbon graphite so the shells are rigid and strong. This unloader knee brace is best suited for patients who are active that require protection, stability, and pain relief.
A prescription is required for this type of orthopedic appliance and it must be fit by a certified orthotist. Most health insurance policies cover Unloader Knee braces.
If you are active and looking for a conservative treatment option this knee brace will help. It is indicated for patients with unicompartmental osteoarthritis.
This is the third blog post in a series of articles about bio-mechanical knee braces used to treat osteoarthritis.
The Reliever One Unloader Brace is designed for patients with unicompartmental osteoarthritis. This knee brace is meant to buy time for people looking to postpone surgery. It provides pain relief and increases function in arthritic knees by opening the damaged joint space.
This unloader knee brace is constructed from aircraft aluminum and is easy to wear. It is lightweight and low profile. A certified orthotist must measure and fit your leg for this orthopedic appliance. Also, a prescription from your doctor is required.
This bio mechanical knee brace does a lot of work. It is a conservative treatment option that is paid for by most health insurance plans.