Monday, March 24, 2014

Eickhoff's Extras: New In the News

A new study showed that patients with knee pain who took glucosamine for six months had no difference in pain, function, or changes in their knee structure on MRI follow up.  Currently more than 1 in 10 adults use glucosamine and in 2010 sales were over 2 billion dollars.    Right now there is no medication to decrease or reverse the damage to cartilage.  Save your hard earned money and focus on diet and exercise to help with arthritis pain.  Talk with your provider to see if injections, therapy, or bracing  would be a good choice for you. 

Jennifer Eickhoff, FNP-BC, MSN, ATC, LAT
Kwoh C, et al "The joints on glucosamine study: the effect of oral glucosamine on joint structure, a randomized trial" Arthritis Rheum 2014; DOI: 10.1002/art.38314.ed 2013 Dec 26; 369:2515 

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In all matters relating to your health, you are urged to consult a physician. You can contact Advanced Bone & Joint to set up a formal consultation appointment with Dr. W. Anthony Frisella, Dr. Dane Glueck, Dr. Brandon Larkin, Dr. Anthony Lombardo, Dr. John McAllister, II, Dr. Brian Meek, Dr. Paul Spezia, Jennifer Eickhoff, FNP-BC, or Matt Pliske, PA-C

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