Many patients express fear of developing chronic knee pain due to repeated physical exercise, in particular running. There is often a fear expressed that that shock to the knee when that foot hits the pavement is slowly and inevitably destroying the cartilage, sentencing the athlete in question to a lifetime of chronic arthritic pain.
Obesity is a major risk factor for the development of degenerative joint disease of the knee, a potentially major source of chronic pain. And many obese people try to lose weight through aerobic exercise, which often involves running or walking; so are these overweight people actually doing damage to themselves during their exercise sessions?
A study published in the February, 2007 issue of “Arthritis Care and Research” examined the effects of physical activity over time in older adults—many of whom were obese—and found that perhaps all the worry about exercise and knee arthritis is not justified.
Subjects in the study were followed with knee x-rays...
If your mom has arthritis in her hands, you may develop arthritis in both of your knees. A poster presentation at the World Congress on Osteoarthritis looked at 1,333 hand osteoarthritis patients over four years, with respect to knee involvement. To quote the author of the study, "When you have a patient with hand osteoarthritis and relatives with hand osteoarthritis, there is an increased likelihood of bilateral knee osteoarthritis." Patients with one affected knee (and medial compartment involvement), were likely to have progressive involvement of the same compartment on the opposite side, just as patients with lateral joint involvement in one knee have a tendency toward lateral compartment involvement on the other side. This symmetry of disease progression was unexpected, and thought to represent a possible prognostic factor for patients with the disease. No biologic markers for identifying this trend were found, yet the pattern of joi...
Generic Name: EXPECTORANT/ACETAMINOPHEN - ORAL Refenesen Chest Congest & Pain Oral Uses
This combination medication is used to temporarily treat
symptoms caused by the common cold, flu, allergies, or other breathing
illnesses (such as sinusitis, bronchitis). The expectorant helps thin and
loosen mucus in the lungs, making it easier to cough up the mucus.
Acetaminophen (APAP) is a non-aspirin pain reliever and fever
This medication is not usually used for ongoing coughs
from smoking, asthma, other long-term breathing problems (such as emphysema),
or coughs with a lot of mucus unless directed by your doctor.
Cough-and-cold products have not been shown to be safe or
effective in children younger than 6 years. Therefore, do not use this product
to treat cold symptoms in children younger than 6 years unless specifically
directed by the doctor. Some products (such as long-acting tablets/capsules)
are not recommended for use ...
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