Osteoarthritis

Foot Osteoarthritis Affects One In Six People Over 50

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A painful form of arthritis in the foot affects one in six people over 50 - more than previously thought, research suggests. Experts at Keele Unive...

Knee Osteoarthritis Treatment: Methotrexate Drug Could Ease Joint Pain

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A clinical trial could ease the joint pain of millions of Brits living with osteoarthritis of the knee. Methotrexate is already successfully and wi...

Broccoli Could Help Prevent Osteoarthritis

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Eating broccoli could help prevent or slow the most common form of arthritis. Researchers from the University of East Anglia found that sulforaphan...

Sugar Injections In Knee Joints Could Ease Osteoarthritis, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Patients with knee osteoarthritis could benefit from having sugar injections -- known as prolotherapy -- new research has revealed. The study, publ...

Why Do Some Sports Injuries Develop Into Osteoarthritis?

Alan Silman | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alan Silman

An injury to the joint is one of the main risk factors for osteoarthritis, along with ageing and obesity. It's the most common form of arthritis, with approximately 8 million people in the UK affected. Contrary to popular belief, it can affect people at any age

Arthritis Therapies 'Lack Scientific Evidence'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A report into the effectiveness of the complementary therapies that are commonly used for treating arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions has ...

Why People in the UK Need to Exercise More Safely

Alan Silman | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alan Silman

Feeling inspired to take up a new sport or do more exercise because of the Olympics? That's great. But I'd like to add a note of caution about making sure you do it safely and look after your joints when you're exercising.

Gene Study Raises Hopes For Better Arthritis Drugs

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Eight new genetic links to osteoarthritis have been uncovered that could help scientists develop better treatments for the disease. Previously, onl...

Can Anti-Depressant ‘Happy Pills’ Cure Osteoarthritis?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A drug designed to beat depression could provide effective, life-changing treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee, researchers have found. Depress...

Could This £1 Drug Beat Osteoarthritis?

PA | Posted 22.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Costly hip and knee replacements could be averted by giving patients a "breakthrough" drug costing less than £1 a day, trial results suggest. The ...

The Real Olympic Legacy?

Alan Silman | Posted 28.09.2011 | UK
Alan Silman

A recent study found that young people who regularly participate in high-intensity sports may suffer abnormal femur (thighbone) development. The discovery may help to explain why athletes tend to have a higher risk of developing osteoarthritis, which causes pain and disability to 8.5 million people in the UK, than people who lead a sedentary lifestyle.