Common Pain Relievers May Make Arthritic Knees Worse

An analysis of data from a long-term study on knee arthritis found that regular use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is associated with worse knee inflammation and cartilage deterioration. Lead researcher Dr. Johanna Luitjens writes, “The use of NSAIDs for their anti-inflammatory function has been frequently propagated in patients with osteoarthritis in recent years and should be revisited, since a positive impact on joint inflammation could not be demonstrated.” Radiological Society of North America, November 2022

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