Tramadol is an opioid painkiller that can be prescribed to people with osteoarthritis. Due to the way tramadol works it has been believed to have fewer adverse effects (such as gastrointestinal bleeding and kidney problems) than NSAIDS, an alternative form of pain relief. Continue reading
Technical and clinical advances have led to a discovery that could change the way that arthritis is tackled, researchers report in Nature. It seems that different types of fibroblasts – the most common cells of connective tissue in animals – are organised in different layers in the joint and are responsible for two very different forms of arthritis: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Continue reading
An approach based on a number of strategies has been associated with improved pain and strength in a people with hand osteoarthritis, according to findings presented at the Osteoarthritis Research Society International World Congress. Continue reading
Difficulty hearing may keep some people from participating in their health care, says a large study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.