Definition of Osteoarthritis:

A condition involving degeneration of cartilage and supporting joint tissue, which results in pain, swelling and reduced mobility, as the cartilage wears away and allows bone to rub against bone.

Also: Osteoarthritic

Topics Related to Osteoarthritis


...related topic
“...It occurs in various forms, such as bacterial arthritis, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis...”


...as a treatment
“...They have been used successfully in both osteoarthritis as well as rheumatoid arthritis...”
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...as a treatment
“...Historically, the guggals were recommended by Ayurvedic physicians for a variety of conditions, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diarrhea, dysentery, pulmonary disease, and ringworm...”

GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid)

...as a treatment
“...GLA may also help with: Heart disease, lupus, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, eczema, fingernail problems, endometriosis, menstrual cramps, and sunburn...”

Glucosamine / Chondroitin Sulfate

...as a treatment
“...Chondroitin Sulfate can be found in a number of different formulations for osteoarthritis and other joint complaints...”

Heberden's Nodes

...relationship to Osteoarthritis
“The symptoms of osteoarthritis usually begin slowly and may be mild at first...”

Hot Applications (Thermotherapy)

...as a treatment
“...Shortwave therapy is often used to treat low back pain, tenosynovitis (inflammation of a tendon sheath) and osteoarthritis of the knee...”


...the condition
“...skin; skin pigmentation changes – darker or lighter; excessive hair growth in females; high blood pressure; goiter (enlarged thyroid); kyphosis or loss of disc spaces of the spine; osteoporosis; osteoarthritis), through laboratory findings (growth hormone level is high, even when patient receives glucose load; diabetes occurs in 30% of cases; elevated IGF-1; elevated prolactin level; elevated...”

Low Back Pain

...recommendation Boswellia
“...It is the first herbal remedy to have documented clinical evidence that it is useful in rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, low back pain, soft tissue rheumatism and myositis symptoms.”
...recommendation Molybdenum
“...Moss monitored 14 middle-aged people with symptoms of arthritis, low back pain, frozen shoulder, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, as they took 400-500mcg daily (in 4-5 doses of 100mcg) of molybdenum amino acid chelate.”

MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane)

...as a treatment
“...MSM has been used alone, or in combination with other nutrients, to help with the conditions of osteoarthritis, chronic joint pain and ligament damage...”

Neck Arthritis

...the condition
“Alternative names: Cervical arthritis, Cervical osteoarthritis, Cervical spondylosis Arthritis in the neck, known as Cervical Arthritis, is an osteoarthritic condition affecting the upper spine...”


...the condition
“Alternative names: Wear-and-tear arthritis, Degenerative joint disease, Degenerative arthritis Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic disease in which cartilage breaks down over time, causing pain, inflammation and stiffness in the joints...”
...our question about your age
“Certain types of arthritis do affect children, but not primary osteoarthritis.  Children who have arthritis usually have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile spondylitis, lupus, Kawasaki's disease, or Still's disease.”
...relationship to Estrogens Low
“In studies of older women, a lower risk of osteoarthritis was found in women who had used oral estrogens for hormone replacement therapy...”
...recommendation Vitamin E
“A clinical trial using 600 IU of vitamin E in patients with osteoarthritis demonstrated significant benefit...”
...recommendation Hyaluronic Acid
“The use of hyaluronic acid (HA) in osteoarthritis has been found to be effective in terms of relieving pain due to osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee and may potentially be a structure-modifying drug...”
...recommendation Acupuncture
“...Preliminary research shows that acupuncture may be a useful part of an osteoarthritis treatment plan.”
...recommendation Boron
“...Treating osteoarthritis patients with 6mg of boron per day produced positive results in 50% of cases...”
...recommendation Boswellia
“Boswellin is the first herbal remedy to have documented clinical evidence that it is useful in rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, low back pain, soft tissue rheumatism and myositis symptoms.”
...recommendation Aerobic Exercise
“Research shows that a good treatment for Osteoarthritis is exercise...”
...recommendation Glucosamine / Chondroitin Sulfate
“...Along with glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate has become a widely used dietary supplement for treatment of osteoarthritis.  Due to the popularity of the glucosamine-chondroitin supplement and the lack of reliable information about its usefulness in treating osteoarthritis the National Institutes of...”
...recommendation L-Phenylalanine
“D-phenylalanine (DPA) has been used to treat the chronic pain of osteoarthritis with both positive and negative results.”
...recommendation NSAIDs
“NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) are commonly used to treat osteoarthritis.  Available over the counter or by prescription, they fight inflammation or swelling and relieve pain...”
...recommendation Rose Hip
“May 19, 2008: Scientists have found that powder made from a wild variety of rosehip, Rosa canina, is better at reducing the pain of osteoarthritis than paracetamol...”
...recommendation TMG (Trimethylglycine)
“TMG, administered as S-adenosyl-methionine (SAMe), was shown to be superior to ibuprofen (Motrin) in the treatment of osteoarthritis in a double-blind clinical trial...”
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Poor Bone Health

...the condition
“...In addition to this startling discovery, research has placed degenerative joint conditions, such as osteoarthritis, at nearly 50 million Americans...”

Problems Caused By Being Overweight

...the condition
“...disease, predisposition to diabetes, hyperlipidemia (increased cholesterol level), metabolic abnormalities, increased risk for gallbladder disease, gout, some types of cancer, and development of osteoarthritis of the weight-bearing joints...”


...as a treatment
“...According to some experts, this is actually the cause of most osteoarthritis.  Soft tissue injuries can become chronically painful...”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

...relationship to Chronic Thyroiditis
“...study, thyroid dysfunction is seen at least 3 times more often in women with rheumatoid arthritis than in women with similar demographic features with non-inflammatory rheumatoid diseases such as osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia...”
...recommendation Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
“Low pantothenic acid levels are implicated in the development of human osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, as whole blood pantothenic acid levels have been reported to be lower in rheumatoid arthritis patients compared with normal controls...”
...recommendation Boswellia
“Boswellin is the first herbal remedy to have documented clinical evidence that it is useful in rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, low back pain, soft tissue rheumatism and myositis symptoms.”

TMJ Problems

...relationship to Osteoarthritis
“The TMJ may be affected by osteoarthritis, usually in those over 50 years old...”

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

...as a treatment
“...Arthritis: Osteoarthritis and other painful joint conditions may also respond to niacin treatment (as niacinamide)...”


...as a treatment
“...Worn cartilage in the joints, and bones touching other bones, is indicative of osteoarthritis.  Bone cancer; Breast cancer: Using mammography, tumors in the breast can often be identified before they can be felt through physical examination...”

Zinc Requirement

...the condition
“...any of the auto-immune diseases (such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis); atopic problems (allergy, eczema, asthma or migraine); or many of the inflammatory diseases (such as osteoarthritis, ME or irritable bowel syndrome), have a consistent, and often severe, zinc deficiency, which is greatly benefited by a programme of zinc replacement therapy...”
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