We came across this interesting article from NPR while browsing some research articles, and we wanted to share it with you!
This article suggests that osteoarthritis (OA) is more than just “wear and tear” on our joints, especially our knees. The researchers argue that if OA is caused by aging and “wear and tear,” it should be more prevalent in prehistoric skeletons than in the present day populations. Their findings indicated that this was not the case; OA is more prevalent in today’s population. They inferred that physical activity from a young age may actually help keep the joints healthy in the body, and, as you are probably aware, we are less active today than we have been in the past. Below is the link to the article from NPR, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Osteoarthritis is a condition we encounter and treat every day, and it definitely affects the majority of our patients. A simple X-ray will indicate whether or not OA is present in your joints and will help us understand the severity of the arthritis. We are delighted to say that we have had a great deal of success in helping our patients who suffer from Osteoarthritis. We offer a variety of injections, including stem cell therapy, which has produced incredible results for our patients! We also offer Supartz and Gelsyn-3 (hyaluronic acid), laser treatments, and more. If you struggle with knee pain, please let us know, so we can explore all of the treatment options available to you!
Take a moment to read this article and let us know what you think!