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Archive for September 2nd, 2010

Arthritis literally means “joint inflammation,” and it causes varying levels of pain and loss of joint mobility. It also comes in more than 100 different forms, including rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. Many sufferers would benefit well from natural remedies for arthritis instead of depending on medications that may have adverse side effects.

One effective natural remedy for arthritis is drinking juices high in anti-inflammatory nutrients. These nutrients include beta-carotene, which can be found in parsley, broccoli and spinach; and copper which is found in carrots, apples, and ginger. A glass or two of pineapple juice is also a rich source of the enzyme bromelain, which has strong anti-inflammatory properties.



meniscectomy

meniscectomy

Recommendation 19 – Partial meniscectomy is an option for patients with knee osteoarthritis.  These patients must also have symptoms indicating a torn meniscus and / or a loose body in their knee joint.

There aren’t any published studies that confirm this recommendation but the expert opinion of the research team concludes that if you have a torn meniscus and knee osteoarthritis, it makes sense to have the tear or loose material removed by arthroscopy.