Items Tagged ‘osteoarthritis’

November 22, 2011

What Role Does Gender Play in Knee Osteoarthritis?

By Mystery User

More than 27 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, with knee osteoarthritis the most common form of the disease. Many osteoarthritis patients seek out massage therapy for relief from pain and stiffness, and previous research shows massage benefits osteoarthritis sufferers. “Knee osteoarthritis is a leading cause of disability in the U.S., and women have greater pain […]

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August 28, 2009

Strong Quadriceps Protect Women’s Knees from Pain

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

A new study finds that stronger quadriceps muscles may protect women, but not necessarily men, ¬†from the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis in their knees. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, affecting an estimated 26.9 million adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the knee […]

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