Six Months Of Chondroitin May Help With Hand OA.
Nancy Walsh writing in Medpage Today Reported on a study published in Arthritis and RheumatismWhich showed, “Six months of treatment with chondroitin led to significant improvements in pain and function among patients with osteoarthritis in their hands, a single-center randomized trial found. Global hand pain rated on a 100-mm visual analog scale fell by 20 mm for patients taking chondroitin, compared with 11.3 mm for patients receiving placebo. …In addition, scores on the 30-point Functional Index for Hand OA decreased by 2.9 points in the chondroitin group and by 0.7 points in the placebo group.” Researchers suggested that “the benefits of
Fast Tube by Casper appear to take several months to develop, but with hardly any side-effects, and this could help reduce the need for long-term [NSAID] therapy in patients with hand OA.”