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Exercise

Exercise Helps Prevent Cartilage Damage

Exercise helps to prevent the degradation of cartilage caused by osteoarthritis; according to a new study from the Queen Mary University of London. The researchers show for the first time how mechanical forces experienced by cells in joints during exercise prevent cartilage degradation by suppressing; the action of inflammatory molecules which cause osteoarthritis. Demonstrates the…

Cartilage

Medicine Approach For Treating Osteoarthritis Of The Knee

Researchers at Tokai University report in the journal npj Regenerative Medicine a regenerative medicine approach for treating osteoarthritis of the knee. The researchers led by Masato Sato, fabricated chondrocyte sheets that have regenerative properties on temperature-responsive culture dishes to treat partial-thickness defects in articular cartilage; the tissue that is to difficult to regenerate. Osteoarthritis (OA)…

Osteoarthritis

Disease Burden In Osteoarthritis Is Similar To Rheumatoid Arthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) has viewed traditionally as a highly -prevalent; but generally, mild condition explained in part by universal evidence of “radiographic OA ” with aging, which frequently is asymptomatic. Even some patients being treated for OA in a rheumatology setting described OA in focus groups “as part of a normal aging process requiring acceptance; not…

Rheumatoid arthritis

Alcohol Use and Associations with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Several previous studies have demonstrated that moderate alcohol consumption; is linked with less severe disease and better quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, but a new Arthritis Care & Research study suggests that this might not be because drinking alcohol is beneficial. The severity of disease In the 16,762-patient study, patients with higher…

Osteoarthritis

Caterpillars Could Hold The Secret To Treatment For Osteoarthritis

A substance from a fungus that infects caterpillars could offer new treatment hope for sufferers of osteoarthritis; according to new research. Cordycepin is an active compound isolated from the caterpillar fungus Cordyceps militaris and has proved to be effective in treating osteoarthritis by blocking inflammation in a new way; by reducing a process called polyadenylation. The…

Articular cartilage

Functional State of Articular Cartilage Tissue

Damage and degradation of articular cartilage, occurring in osteoarthritis, trauma and other joint conditions; leads to severe pain and reduced mobility. Current treatment strategies are mainly focused on controlling inflammation in soft tissue; while options for restoration of the cartilage. Scientists have reported an advanced imaging technique that allows the condition of joint cartilage to…

Osteoarthritis

Vaccine Developed To Treat Osteoarthritic Pain

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a type of joint disease that results from the breakdown of joint cartilage and underlying bone. The most common symptoms are joint pain and stiffness. Initially, symptoms may occur only following exercise, but over time they may become constant. Other symptoms may include joint swelling, decreased range of motion, and, when the back is affected, weakness or numbness of the arms…

Juvenile arthritis

Treatment Of Children With Juvenile Arthritis

Juvenile arthritis is a disease in which there is inflammation(swelling) of the synovium in children aged 16 or younger. The synovium is the tissue that lines the inside of joints. Juvenile arthritis is an autoimmune disease. That means the immune system, which normally protects the body from foreign substances, attacks the body instead. A team of scientists…

Osteoarthritis

Assessment Of Molecular Biomarker For Osteoarthritis

For the first time, scientists able to measure a specific molecule indicative of osteoarthritis and a number of other inflammatory diseases using a newly developed technology. This preclinical study used a solid-state nanopore sensor as a tool for the analysis of hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a naturally occurring molecule that is involved in tissue…

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Joint Behavior Useful For Juvenile Arthritis Classification

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), also known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA); is the most common form of arthritis in children and adolescents. (“Juvenile” in this context refers to an onset before age 16; “idiopathic” refers to a condition with no defined cause; “arthritis” is the inflammation of the synovium of a joint. JIA is an autoimmune,…

Joints

Joints Pop And Crack And Is It A Sign Of Disease?

Joints emit a variety of noises, including popping, snapping, catching, clicking, grinding, grating and clunking. The technical term for these noises is “crepitus”, from the Latin “to rattle”. People of all ages can experience crepitus; although it becomes more common with old age. So what causes crepitus? Air bubbles forming in the joint spaces are…

Osteoarthritis

A New Treatment For Chronic Pain From Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a type of joint disease that results from the breakdown of joint cartilage and underlying bone. The most common symptoms are joint pain and stiffness. Initially, symptoms may occur only following exercise, but over time they may become constant. Other symptoms may include joint swelling, decreased range of motion, and, when the back is affected, weakness or…