By: Terry Graedon December 20, 2021 13 Comments
    Can Grape Juice with Pectin Ease Your Joint Pain…

    Arthritis and joint pain are extremely common problems as we grow older. The pain itself can interfere greatly with your quality of life. On the other hand, because people suffer from joint pain frequ…

    By: Terry Graedon November 15, 2021 13 Comments
    Will CBD for Pain Make You Fail the Marijuana Te…

    One lesson learned from the terrible opioid crisis of the past few years: a lot of Americans are in a lot of pain. With doctors increasingly reluctant to prescribe narcotics for pain relief, people ar…

    By: Terry Graedon August 26, 2021 8 Comments
    Show 1270: How Your Microbiome Shapes Your Immun…

    In the middle of a pandemic, you probably want to know how well your immune system is functioning. Even more important, what if anything can you do to support it? Scientists have found that the microb…

    By: Terry Graedon August 9, 2021 55 Comments
    What Can You Do for Your Knee Arthritis?

    You don’t have to be a baby boomer to suffer from knee pain. Plenty of younger people have pain that they can trace to overuse or to a specific injury. Older people also may be afflicted with arthri…

    By: Joe Graedon June 24, 2021 13 Comments
    Do Steroid Injections Melt Bones and Weaken Join…

    Years ago, a physician shocked us by stating on our radio show that corticosteroids melt bones. We thought he was exaggerating. It turns out, however, that both oral corticosteroids and steroid inject…

    By: Terry Graedon January 4, 2021 7 Comments
    Will an Allergen-Free Diet Help Your Joint Pain?

    Would you like to find a way to reduce or control your joint pain? One of the fundamental principles for people with arthritis is to keep moving, but that can be hard when your knees creak or your hip…

    By: Terry Graedon December 14, 2020 7 Comments
    Will Arthritic Dog Benefit from Boswellia?

    Is it safe to share your favorite joint remedy with your arthritic dog? That question is important, since dogs should never take at least one popular arthritis remedy for humans–gin-soaked raisins. …

    By: Terry Graedon October 26, 2020 5 Comments
    Will Indian Herbal Medicines Ease Your Arthritis…

    Many Americans who suffer from arthritis pain are caught in a difficult dilemma. Joint pain and stiffness interfere with their ability to to enjoy their usual activities. At the same time, common pain…

    By: Terry Graedon May 11, 2020 7 Comments
    Will CBD Oil Help Your Arthritis Pain?

    What do you do for your arthritis pain? Some people get by with pain relievers like ibuprofen or naproxen. Others embrace home remedies. The wide range of possibilities, from foods like tart cherries …

    By: Terry Graedon April 9, 2020 5 Comments
    How Does Physical Therapy Compare With Steroid S…

    People who see a doctor for knee pain due to arthritis may be offered steroid shots into the joint. Other physicians might make a referral for physical therapy first. Both treatments work, but how do …

    By: Terry Graedon April 9, 2020 6 Comments
    What Is the Best Diet for Arthritis Pain?

    Have you wondered about the best diet for arthritis? Researchers have found that diet may play a role in the progression of knee osteoarthritis. Studying the Best Diet for Arthritis: The study of 2757…

    By: Terry Graedon April 6, 2020 12 Comments
    What Can You Do to Control Arthritis Pain?

    Shelter-at-home restrictions have meant widespread cancellation of exercise classes. Participants miss their workouts, and they also miss the camaraderie and community they find in class. Some readers…

    By: Terry Graedon March 16, 2020 3 Comments
    Do Green-Lipped Mussels Ease Arthritis Pain?

    Have you thought of taking a medicine that helps your dog or cat? Taking veterinary medicine could be a big mistake. People and animals may respond differently to medications. However, one couple was …

    By: Terry Graedon March 9, 2020 4 Comments
    Boswellia Boosted Pain Relief from Glucosamine

    We are puzzled by the research on supplements such as glucosamine and chondroitin. These compounds have a reputation for easing joint pain. In Europe, they are prescribed as pharmaceuticals and meet c…

    By: Terry Graedon March 5, 2020 5 Comments
    Show 1203: How Yoga Can Help You Age Gracefully

    Stress is nearly ubiquitous in modern life. We all know it isn’t healthy, but we may not have a lot of tools for escaping or alleviating it. People under stress may feel they don’t have enough tim…

    By: Joe Graedon March 2, 2020 6 Comments
    Platelet-Rich Plasma: PRP Injections Helped Reso…

    Have you ever heard of platelet-rich plasma? Most people have not. PRP injections have been around since about 2000. They were initially used during dental surgery. More recently, PRP injections have …

    By: Terry Graedon February 20, 2020 9 Comments
    Will a PRP Injection Help Your Knee Arthritis?

    Millions of people suffer with pain in their knees due to osteoarthritis. They face a dilemma. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or naproxen may alleviate pain temporaril…

    By: Joe Graedon October 17, 2019 48 Comments
    Corticosteroid Injections in Joints Accelerate A…

    When athletes or older people with osteoarthritis develop joint pain, doctors frequently offer corticosteroid injections into the affected joint. Many clinicians have assumed that this treatment is sa…

    By: Terry Graedon September 30, 2019 9 Comments
    What Can Vitamin K2 Do for You?

    The early 20th century was the Golden Age of vitamin research. Scientists identified previously unknown compounds and named them in order: vitamins A, B, C and so on. The B vitamins turned out to be a…

    By: Joe Graedon August 15, 2019 27 Comments
    Do Arthritis Pain Relievers Trigger Heart Proble…

    People with osteoarthritis (OA) are caught in a classic double bind. Their joints hurt! It is hard to function when knees, hips, shoulders, elbows or fingers ache. But the very arthritis pain reliever…

    By: Joe Graedon June 10, 2019 30 Comments
    Doctor Wants Alternative Treatment for Sore Knee…

    Have you ever had sore knees? It makes it hard to climb stairs. Even walking can be a challenge when your knees hurt. Most people take NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like celecoxib (Cel…

    By: Terry Graedon March 28, 2019 11 Comments
    Could a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Ease Your Knee Pai…

    People with troublesome arthritis pain in their knees may want to consider changing the menu, according to a small trial. Researchers at the University of Alabama in Birmingham studied the effects of …

    By: Terry Graedon March 11, 2019 25 Comments
    Are Gin-Drenched Raisins a Big Joke?

    Whoever said "Getting old isn't for sissies" certainly got it right. As we age, we often accumulate aches and pains that may be attributed to arthritis. People with arthritis are faced with a horrible…

    By: Joe Graedon January 28, 2019 15 Comments
    Opioids for Osteoarthritis Seem Scary! How About…

    When you are in pain it is hard to function. People who have osteoarthritis of the spine, hips or knees have difficulty getting around, let alone exercising. There are no perfect drug solutions for tr…

    By: Terry Graedon December 20, 2018 9 Comments
    Could Massage Make Your Knees Feel Better?

    A weekly whole-body massage sounds like a luxury, but new research suggests it could help people with knee arthritis live with less pain (Journal of General Internal Medicine, online Dec 12, 2018). It…

    By: Terry Graedon November 12, 2018 35 Comments
    What Is the Alternative to Grape Juice and Pecti…

    Arthritis, joint pain and inflammation and rheumatism have plagued human beings since prehistoric times. Possibly as a result, there are more home remedies for arthritis than you could count easily. T…

    By: Joe Graedon November 12, 2018 5 Comments
    Meloxicam for Pain | This NSAID is NOT a Narcoti…

    We are not huge fans of NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) for arthritis pain. That’s because arthritis is a chronic condition that requires long-term treatment. When you take an NSAID da…

    By: Terry Graedon October 25, 2018 28 Comments
    Show 1140: How Can You Manage Arthritis Pain?

    More than 50 million adult Americans have been diagnosed with arthritis. While osteoarthritis is the most common form, there are many others, including rheumatoid arthritis, gout, psoriatic arthritis …

    By: Joe Graedon September 5, 2018 158 Comments
    The Dangers of Diclofenac and Other NSAID Pain R…

    Doctors love NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). That’s largely because they don’t have a lot of other tools in the toolkit when it comes to treating pain and inflammation. Opioids have…

    By: Terry Graedon July 2, 2018 27 Comments
    Can Cod Liver Oil Relieve Your Knee Pain?

    Knee osteoarthritis can really interfere with mobility. Doctors prescribe pain relievers such as diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren) or meloxicam (Mobic), but patients should not take such NSAID medicatio…

    By: Terry Graedon April 23, 2018 15 Comments
    Pectin and Grape Juice to Ease Sore Joints

    People with arthritis usually rely on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or naproxen for pain relief, but these medicines can cause trouble if a person takes them for a lo…

    By: Terry Graedon April 23, 2018 18 Comments
    No Study Support for Fish Oil Soothing Dry Eyes

    Fish oil is one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids. These compounds have anti-inflammatory activity, and doctors have hoped that fish oil supplements would prove useful against a wide range of…

    By: Terry Graedon April 23, 2018 19 Comments
    Will Curcumin Pills Ease Your Knee Pain?

    Who would guess that the yellow spice in curry would become controversial? For centuries, people have been using turmeric to add color and flavor to their food, and in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, …

    By: Joe Graedon October 26, 2017 23 Comments
    Alternatives for Arthritis vs. NSAID Disasters

    Do you ever experience a twinge in your knee, shoulder, hip or hand? Tens of millions of people suffer with osteoarthritis (OA). Many of them use over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or n…

    By: Joe Graedon September 25, 2017 23 Comments
    Will Glucosamine Repair Damaged Cartilage?

    In 1997 Jason Theodosakis, MD, MS, MPH, and colleagues launched the book, The Arthritis Cure: The Medical Miracle That Can Halt, Reverse, and May Even Cure Osteoarthritis. It could be stated that Dr. …

    By: Joe Graedon September 18, 2017 38 Comments
    What Can You Do For Arthritis Pain If You Can…

    Roughly one out of five Americans takes an NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) regularly. That includes medications like celecoxib, diclofenac, ibuprofen, indomethacin, meloxicam and naproxen …

    By: Terry Graedon September 1, 2017 13 Comments
    What Makes Turmeric So Wonderful?

    A few years ago most Americans had never heard of turmeric. If they had, they thought of it as an exotic ingredient in curries and other Indian dishes. Now, turmeric and curcumin, one of its active in…

    By: Joe Graedon August 17, 2017 27 Comments
    Glucosamine a Bust in New Analysis

    A study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (online, July 28, 2017) concluded that glucosamine lacks evidence of effectiveness. Although the researchers don't come right out and say it, …

    By: Joe Graedon May 18, 2017 32 Comments
    Do Treatments for Knee Arthritis Do More Harm Th…

    Steroid shots and arthroscopic surgery have been mainstays in the treatment of pain and inflammation brought on by knee arthritis. Many people try to delay knee replacement as long as possible, especi…

    By: Terry Graedon November 12, 2015 1 Comments
    Chondroitin Stacks Up Against Celecoxib for Reli…

    A small study just presented at the American College of Rheumatology meeting shows that the dietary supplement chondroitin sulfate is about as effective as the drug celecoxib in alleviating the pain a…