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Acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis

An April 2022 study: (1) “Acupuncture has beneficial effect on pain relief and improves function activities, and this treatment can be recommended as a beneficial alternative therapy in patients with knee osteoarthritis, particularly for chronic patients and those currently undergoing long-term pain and help them increasing quality of life. But it should be further verified through more random control studies in function. Available studies suggested that acupuncture was superior to sham acupuncture in reduce pain and function.” Researchers think blade needle acupuncture works better for knee osteoarthritis than traditional acupuncture. Blade needle acupuncture uses small blades as opposed to thin

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Female runners experience changes in menstrual function and bone mass – Female Athlete Triad

Female runners experience changes in menstrual function and bone mass – Female Athlete Triad   In this article, research is used to discuss the problems of menstrual function and bone mass in female runners. The word energy is used interchangeably to indicate food intake. When the research discusses reduced energy availability, it signifies less caloric intake than what is needed to sustain the athlete’s health. This could be unintentional – the athlete is burning more calories than they are taking in. Or it could be intentional and there is an underlying eating disorder. An eating disorder can be: starvation, fasting

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Artificial cervical disc replacement research

Marc Darrow MD. At our clinic we try to help as many people avoid surgery as we can. Sometimes a person needs to have surgery, other times they were told they MUST have surgery even though the evidence for their needing a surgery may be lacking and they have their own doubts. Most people will not need a neck surgery. In this article we will rely on the research from surgeons in providing information on surgery or no surgery and whether an Artificial cervical disc replacement (ACDR) or Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) may be the surgery worth exploring

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Does garlic help with knee pain?

There is limited evidence that garlic can help joint pain. In research many of the suggested attributes of garlic focus on its anti-inflammatory capabilities. A May 2022 study: (1) “The antinociceptive (pain blocking) effects of garlic have shown promise in treating different chronic diseases in humans, such as knee osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and peripheral arterial occlusive disease stage II. The most common garlic products are garlic powder (dried garlic), steam distilled garlic oils, garlic oil macerate and aged garlic extract. Antinociceptive effect of garlic has been extensively evaluated in preclinical models and clinical assays to treat different diseases, contributing to

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Pain after knee replacement

A June 2022 study (1) Up to 20% of people who undergo total knee replacement surgery have ongoing pain and discomfort. The aim of this study was to understand what role the concepts of embodiment (of both having a body and experiencing the world through one’s body) and incorporation (integrating something into one’s body) might have in understanding experiences of pain and discomfort after total knee replacement. Two main themes were identified: 1) when describing chronic postsurgical pain, some participants also described sensations of discomfort, including heaviness, numbness, pressure, and tightness associated with the prosthesis; 2) participants reported a lack

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Knee pain treatments

In this article we will look at new and recent research for the non-surgical treatment options for knee pain. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), analgesics, intra-articular corticosteroid injections are of little value in the long term, and opioids may have ominous consequences. A study from 2022 (1) writes about the need for new knee pain treatments: “Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), analgesics, intra-articular corticosteroid injections are of little value in the long term, and opioids may have ominous consequences. Radiotherapy of knee osteoarthritis has no added value. Physical therapy, exercises, weight loss, and lifestyle modifications may give pain relief, improve physical functioning

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