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The burden of arthritis is increasing on the nation as a whole and on individual patients, the CDC states in a new report.
A new study finds that low doses of fish oil improved pain and function in knee osteoarthritis more effectively than high doses. No clinical or structural advantage to an anti-inflammatory dose was found.
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The Osteoarthritis Research Society International has given NSAIDs, corticosteroid injections, and canes the nod as appropriate for knee OA. Other interventions, including glucosamine/chondroitin and intra-articular hyaluronic acid, are judged of uncertain benefit.