Results: 37

For: osteoarthritis

Do corticosteroid injections improve osteoarthritis of the thumb?


Lesley Dawson looks at a study, which asked whether intra-articular injection of corticosteroid leads to pain relief and increased function in people with osteoarthritis of the thumb, and how long any effects last.

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Does massage improve pain and function in common musculoskeletal conditions?


In this blog, Lesley Dawson considers a review, which examined whether as a stand alone treatment massage therapy had a beneficial effect on pain and function in common musculoskeletal conditions.

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Exercise type and dose on pain and disability in knee osteoarthritis


In this blog, Tracey Howe looks at a recent systematic review examining the best type of exercise for reducing pain and improving knee function in knee osteoarthritis.

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Non-pharmacological interventions for preventing job loss in workers with Inflammatory Arthritis


In her first blog for the Musculoskeletal Elf, Abiodun Adefolarin discusses a recent Cochrane review that assesses non-pharmacological interventions for helping workers with inflammatory arthritis stay at work.

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Painful knee osteoarthritis? What is the effect of platelet-rich plasma injections?


We come across lots of people who have painful knees due to osetoarthritis. They are always looking for ways to reduce their pain. A relatively new treatment has emerged, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections.  PRP is an autologous (where the donor and recipient are the same person) blood product with an elevated platelet concentration. Platelet-derived growth factors regulate [read the full story…]