Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is one of the most common systemic autoimmune diseases, and one of the least understood. Smoking is the major known environmental risk factor for RA, though little is known about the mechanisms involved. HLA-DR shared epitope (SE) genes are a widely recognized genetic risk factor for RA, though little is known about [...]
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A topical cream consisting of a blend of natural oils called cetylated fatty acids significantly increased range of motion and physical performance in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee with no reported side effects.
The proprietary blend of cetylated fatty acids used in both studies is now available in Celecaine(TM), an over-the-counter treatment available in [...]
Symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee are eased more when acupuncture is added to treatment with the painkiller diclofenac.
Acupuncture as a complementary therapy to pharmacological treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee is more effective than pharmacological treatment alone.
Original Research: Acupuncture as a complementary therapy to the pharmacological treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: [...]