A low dose of prednisolone may substantially improve pain and decrease signs of inflammation in people with hand osteoarthritis experts report at an annual rheumatology meeting. Continue reading
Methotrexate appears to lower the progression of joint damage of erosive hand osteoarthritis and may even facilitate bone remodelling according to a small study presented at an international conference. Continue reading
Opioid painkillers do not seem to improve quality of life or levels of depression in people with osteoarthritis according to new research. Continue reading
Plant derivative – daphnetin – could help osteoarthritis after lab studies show it has anti-arthritic properties
Daphnetin, a traditional Chinese remedy that comes from a genus of deciduous and evergreen shrubs native to Asia, Europe and north Africa, appears to have anti-arthritic effects that could make it the focus of future treatments, a team reports in in Life Sciences. Continue reading
Yoga appears to be effective for lowering pain and stiffness of knee osteoarthritis, and improving function, says a Current Rheumatology Reports paper.