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Prolotherapy May Help with Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

A controversial approach to knee arthritis next

Prolotherapy May Help Ease Pain From Knee Osteoarthritis, Review Suggests

Lisa Rapaport writing fro Reuters reported that a review suggests prolotherapy, “an alternative medicine approach to joint pain that typically uses injections of sugar or sodium, may be worth trying for knee osteoarthritis after traditional approaches fail.” Investigators looked at data from 10 studies. The data suggested that “prolotherapy may be a safe way to help ease pain from knee osteoarthritis.” However, “the evidence on the effectiveness of prolotherapy isn’t strong enough to recommend it until after other treatments fail, said senior study author Dr. Nicola Maffulli.” The findings were published in the British Medical Bulletin.

Comment: Prolotherapy may work but the jury is still out.

Medical Marijuana Tested For Management Knee Osteoarthritis

More news about pot and arthritis… next

Medical Marijuana To Be Tested For Pain Management Of Knee Osteoarthritis

Jeremy Warren writing for the Saskatoon Star Phoenix reported that in a first-of-its-kind study, Saskatoon, Canada-based CanniMed Ltd. “will test the safety and efficacy of using medical marijuana to manage arthritic pain.” Cannabis will be tested on patients with osteoarthritis of the knee (knee OA) in a “randomized, doubleblind, placebo-controlled trial run by a third-party contractor [that] will involve at least 60 patients and could last up to two years.” The trial “will use ‘vaporized’ marijuana, and will test different strains with varying levels of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), two common active ingredients in cannabis.”

Comment: Hmmm…I was wondering what that cloud of smoke coming from Western Canada was…

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