No, a new study shows that this type of treatment is not worth spending your money on.
here is why....
Background Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are used to treat osteoarthritis. The multicenter, double-blind, placebo- and celecoxib-controlled Glucosamine/chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT) evaluated their efficacy and safety as a treatment for knee pain from osteoarthritis.
Methods We randomly assigned 1583 patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis to receive 1500 mg of glucosamine daily, 1200 mg of chondroitin sulfate daily, both glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, 200 mg of celecoxib daily, or placebo for 24 weeks. Up to 4000 mg of acetaminophen daily was allowed as rescue analgesia. Assignment was stratified according to the severity of knee pain (mild [N=1229] vs. moderate to severe [N=354]). The primary outcome measure was a 20 percent decrease in knee pain from baseline to week 24.
Results The mean age of the patients was 59 years, and 64 percent were women. Overall, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate were not significantly better than placebo in reducing knee pain by 20 percent. As compared with the rate of response to placebo (60.1 percent), the rate of response to glucosamine was 3.9 percentage points higher (P=0.30), the rate of response to chondroitin sulfate was 5.3 percentage points higher (P=0.17), and the rate of response to combined treatment was 6.5 percentage points higher (P=0.09). The rate of response in the celecoxib control group was 10.0 percentage points higher than that in the placebo control group (P=0.008). For patients with moderate-to-severe pain at baseline, the rate of response was significantly higher with combined therapy than with placebo (79.2 percent vs. 54.3 percent, P=0.002). Adverse events were mild, infrequent, and evenly distributed among the groups.
Conclusions Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate alone or in combination did not reduce pain effectively in the overall group of patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. Exploratory analyses suggest that the combination of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate may be effective in the subgroup of patients with moderate-to-severe knee pain. (ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT00032890
It didn't work for my dad. And his and my physicians (different people) weren't surprised.
An MCSE can get a job at Microsoft.
Two joints which are major contenders for "biggest joint" when you take a first glance at the human skeleton, are the hip joint and the knee joint. At first, the HIP looks really big compared to the knee, but when you actually look at the part of the hip that is really considered to be the joint and compare that to the part of the knee that is really considered the joint, you can see that the knee joint is bigger (the place where the bones meet/articulate). So, the knee joint is the biggest joint in the body.
The dry joint is hollow block work is called a mortar joint. After the blocks are stacked, they are filled with concrete.
They allow you to fold your upper and lower members and to ease walking and running.
it is not really a joint but protects the HINGE joint at tibia and femur
There are many health benefits of hot tubs. The massaging jets in hot tubs reduce tension, relax muscles, ease joint pain, and ease blood flow and circulation.
One set to flex a joint, the other to extend a joint.
muscles have attachments to the bones which form a particular joint and the contractions of those said muscles which straddle the joint causes the joint to move.
By the leafs
When the ligaments and capsule are under no tension this allows the greatest position of ease for jt mobilizations
Using plastics for hips means that the joint will work for a long time. Another advantage is the fact that plastics don't really break.
To work with ease, you need a joint that is perfect and devoid of pain and similar issues. Joint issues can occur during the day to day life activities and also with wear and tear due to old age. When chronic pain in the joints occurs, it can be very difficult for people. Sometimes the medications, physiotherapy, and steroids won't be enough to remove the pain, and hence we should go for joint replacement surgery. With the help of joint replacement surgery, the patients can get back to their healthy state and live without the chronic pain of the joints. Injury to the joints, heredity reasons, and obesity are other factors that lead to joint issues. Ranka Hospital, Pune provides the best facilities for joint replacement.
I would wear loose fitting clothing to hide joint pain. Less constricting clothing will help with your ease of movement and also make it easier to ge the clothing on and off.
it ease work flow and make work efficient and effective.
The legislative branch uses joint committees. Joint committees are congressional groups used to work with a particular issue. They are called joint because they have members from both houses.
a motorbike has an advantage on the road as you can overtake cars with ease and can go really fast
Yes, Billy Mays Simoniz Fix does work. This scratch remover, endorsed by the late Billy Mays will remove the scratches and other minor imperfections on your vehicle with ease. It is very safe to use.
Platonix joint ventures's motto is 'Work. Grow. Hatch. Fly. Together.'.
Yes they really do work.
In Joint venture two or more companies joint together to work on any project while in partnership two or more partners joint together to form business.
hips and knees. There is ongoing work on elbow and shoulder replacement, but some joint problems are still treated with joint resection (the surgical removal of the joint in question)
all of the above