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31 March 2016

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Paracetamol is not ideal for treating osteoarthritis pain

A new study found that acetaminophen (paracetamol/Tylenol/Panado) is not ideal for treating osteoarthritis pain and that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are much more effective.

How exercise eases knee osteoarthritis

Doing weight-bearing exercise for 2–6 months is great for reducing pain and improving joint function if you have osteoarthritis, according to a review of previous trials.

Did you know Michelangelo had arthritis?

Many people are not aware that this great Renaissance sculptor and painter suffered from arthritis. His continuous activity, however, allowed him to retain the use of his hands.

If you have a question about your joints, ask our Arthritis expert!

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