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For many people with a meniscal tear (a tear in the rubbery cartilage that cushions the knee), physical therapy may work as well as surgery in terms of quieting pain and returning the joint’s function, a new study suggests. Dutch researchers following more than 300 patients with a meniscal tear that wasn't severe enough to cause knee locking, found that joint function improved both with surgery and with physical therapy. “Our results confirm the findings of previous studies and justify an initial conservative approach with physical therapy in patients older than 45 years with a non-obstructive meniscal tear,” said the...

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Our expectations of knee replacement surgery are very high, understandably so. The truth is however, that the results of knee replacement surgery may not always live up to our lofty expectations. A knee replacement does not give you a 'new' knee, as people often describe it. You are replacing a complex joint and the reality is that they very often don't work like a healthy, natural knee joint. Consultant orthopedic surgeon Dr. Gordon Shepard, has been witnessing the transformations that surgery can offer patients for the past 25 years through over 2,000 joint replacement operations. "Joint replacement operations are undoubtedly remarkable....

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An antioxidant food supplement which is widely used to treat conditions such as acetaminophen poisoning, has shown promise in helping with osteoarthritis, the most common joint disorder in the world. Thus far, the only existing treatments  for this condition are painkillers and drugs that reduce inflammation, but nothing halts or reverses the condition. In a laboratory experiment, when researchers added N-acetyl cysteine, or NAC, to the drinking water of mice with osteoarthritis, it was shown to reduce the level of joint damage when compared to that seen in healthy, control mice. The main effect of the NAC was to stifle damage to...

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Knee joint pain is so commonplace that it's something most of us have experienced at sometime. Its prevalence is due to the complex forces which act on this joint and cause wear and tear over time. Some other common causes involve fractures, ligament sprains, meniscus injuries, dislocation of the knee joint and stiffness in the joint due to arthritis, lupus and other chronic ailments. If the pain in your knee is persistent or severe, you must see a doctor for proper treatment and diagnosis. However, if the pain is more like a light discomfort, you can consider a course of...

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Turmeric Curcumin supplements are enjoying immense popularity at the moment. If you've never heard of these supplements and their benefits, you may be wondering what they're all about. Here is an excellent article by Cognitune on the health benefits and uses of Turmeric Curcumin. This detailed article is definitely worth a read and can be found by clicking the link below: Cognitune Turmeric Curcumin Benefits Cognitune also carries their own brand of Turmeric Curcumin with BioPerine and Ginger, which can be found by clicking the image below:

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