People with osteoarthritis in the knee should watch out if they’re on the receiving end of drugs such as corticosteroids, which are injected directly into the knee to relieve the symptoms of arthritis
Q I have been suffering from intense pain in my coccyx for several years. The pain started after a bad epidural and the subsequent therapeutic blood patch, but became infinitely worse after back surgery four years ago. I have sought help from...
The drugs don't work, as one rock group moaned - so bring back the leeches and maggots. These creepy-crawlies have made a successful comeback as a healing therapy.
Paracetamol and simple analgesics are probably just as effective as non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for relieving pain in osteoarthritis (OA). ...
If you've got friends who sneer about alternative medicine, and who tell you there's no proof it works, just give them this two-word answer: 'osteoarthritis' and 'acupuncture'. You can also stick your tongue out afterwards, but that bit is entirely...
Arthritis is, in fact, an umbrella term used to refer to several different disorders. Among these are osteoarthritis, which involves the gradual loss of cartilage and overgrowth of bone in the joints, especially the knees,
BUT TWO OF THEM DO: Good news, at least, for arthritis sufferers
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Try osteopathy before grommets
Osteopathy offers a long-term solution to acute otitis media (AOM), a childhood ear infection usually treated with antibiotics.
PUT ON YOUR HIGH-HEEL SHOES: They don't cause osteoarthritis