Bones & Joints

Are You Vitamin D Deficient?

If the sunshine vitamin is so good for us, why arent we getting enough?

Fight Bone Loss and OA With…Onions?

An onion compound has been found to reduce the loss of bone in laboratory rats. Researchers at the University of Bern, Switzerland, analyzed the chemical components of white onions and determined that the compound responsible for decreasing bone loss is the peptide y-L-glutamyl-trans-S-1-propenyl-L-cysteine sulfoxide (GPCS). The study appeared in a recent issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. …

Elbow Angst: When Play Means Pain

Golfers and tennis players arent the only ones to suffer from it. Anyone who regularly lifts, reaches, pushes, or pulls is susceptible to elbow pain.

Fibromyalgia: Unraveling the Mysteries

Progress is being made toward understanding this debilitating condition.

When Your Finger Joints Give Out

Modern two-piece knuckle implants not only deliver greater function, they last longer too.

Managing Your Back Pain-Without Surgery

Although most back pain will go away on its own, an active approach will get you feeling better faster.

Better Bone-Builders Are Here

Although a healthy lifestyle can help keep your frame fit, some bone-strengthening meds may be necessary to treat osteoporosis.

Hip Resurfacing: Not Yet Ready For Prime Time

A controversial alternative to hip replacement still has a hill to climb to prove its long-term effectiveness.

Managing OA Knee Pain

Theres a treatment for every level of damage and discomfort.

Tapping A New Source For Bone Repair

A major new development in bone-grafting technology is leading the way to new methods for restoring muscle, tissue, and cartilage.

In the News: 05/05

A new RA drug; hard arteries = weak bones; and back bain linked to brain shrinkage

Surrogate Joints = Long-Term Relief

New materials and surgical techniques are producing artificial joints that last longer than ever before.