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Your Noisy Knees May Be Trying to Tell You Something

Latest Arthritis News THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Ever hear your joints clicking, creaking or crunching? Now, researchers say a new technique that listens closely to knees may help doctors diagnose and monitor osteoarthritis. In the new study, researchers attached small microphones to participants’ knees, which allowed them to listen for high-frequency sounds […]

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Septic Arthritis

Septic arthritis (infectious arthritis) facts Septic arthritis is infection of one or more joints by microorganisms. Septic arthritis can be caused by fungal, viral, and bacterial infections. Risks for the development of septic arthritis include a patient taking immune-suppression medicines, intravenous drug abuse, past joint disease, injury or surgery, and underlying medical illnesses, including diabetes, […]

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Steroid Shots for Painful Joints May Make Matters Worse

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Arthritis News TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Corticosteroid shots are often used to ease arthritis pain, but a new study suggests they may be riskier than thought. Researchers found that among patients who had the treatment at their center, 8% had complications. Most often, that meant a worsening […]

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Human Joints May Have Lizard-Like Limb Regrowth Potential

By Peter Schelden on 10/16/2019 2:31 PM Latest Arthritis News Source: MedicineNet Health News The molecules that control human cartilage repair are the same as the more active ones in salamanders, zebrafish, and other animals that can regrow limbs, according to Duke Health researchers. The researchers found evidence of an innate capacity for human cartilage […]

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Torn Meniscus

What is the treatment for a torn meniscus? The treatment of a meniscus tear depends on its severity, location, and underlying disease within the knee joint. Patient circumstances also may affect the treatment options. Often it is possible to treat meniscus tears conservatively without an operation using anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy rehabilitation to strengthen […]

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Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA)

Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis (Nr-axSpA) Symptom Back Pain There are many causes of pain in the back. Symptoms in the low back can be a result of problems in the bony lumbar spine, discs between the vertebrae, ligaments around the spine and discs, spinal cord and nerves, muscles of the low back, internal organs of the […]

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Humans May Possess Ability to Regrow Cartilage

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Arthritis News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Humans may lack the salamander skill of regrowing a limb, but a new study suggests they do have some capacity to restore cartilage in their joints. The findings run counter to a widely held belief: Because the cartilage cushioning your joints […]

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Musician Sia Reveals Painful Ehlers-Danlos Struggle

By Adam Townsend on 10/08/2019 2:50 PM Latest Arthritis News Source: MedicineNet Health News Singer-songwriter Sia announced via Twitter Friday she has an obscure but painful genetic condition called Ehlers-Danlos. “Hey, I’m suffering with chronic pain, a neurological disease, (E)hlers-(D)anlos and I just wanted to say to those of you suffering from pain, whether physical […]

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Is Partial Hip Replacement Often the Better Option?

By Elizabeth HeubeckHealthDay Reporter Latest Arthritis News THURSDAY, Oct. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In recent years, the number of U.S. adults getting total hip replacements — meaning both a new ball and joint socket — following a hip fracture has soared to an estimated 500,000 annually. That’s nearly three times the rate at which […]

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Some May Be Vulnerable to Severe Skin Reaction While Using Gout Drug

Latest Arthritis News TUESDAY, Oct. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Some gout patients with heart or kidney disease might be more susceptible to severe skin reactions while taking the gout medication allopurinol, researchers report. “Our findings suggest that heart disease, like chronic kidney disease, is a risk factor for allopurinol-associated severe cutaneous adverse reactions that […]