Cholesterol medication’s negative influence on tendons and joint pain

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High cholesterol, and its treatment with statins, has been a hallmark of cardiovascular disease management for decades. Many people worry about their cholesterol because they feel they have to, based on drug companies and the media bombarding us with the impression there is a one to one linkage between elevated blood fats and arteriosclerosis. The benefits, […]

Obesity, inflammation and joint pain

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Doctors at the University of Florida recently published research in which they attempt to outline ways doctors can help patients with chronic joint pain alleviate their symptoms by losing weight. They focused on exercise and the ability to exercise. Writing in the Journal of pain research, the Florida doctors suggest that in obese patients, general and […]

Hyaluronic acid vs platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of hip osteoarthritis

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In research surrounding Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, doctors in Italy evaluated the effectiveness of intra-articular platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections in patients with hip osteoarthritis. This was a comparison study of PRP and Hyaluronic Acid . A total of 111 patients were randomly assigned to 3 different study groups and each received 3 weekly injections of either PRP  (44 patients), […]