An extract of turmeric is more effective than a placebo at reducing pain in those with knee osteoarthritis. Following 12 weeks of exposure to the extract, people reported less pain than those taking a placebo.
People with osteoarthritis in the knee who report more pain sensations are more likely to suffer constant and unpredictable pain. Researchers identified a potential mechanism in the nervous system that could explain why people experience varying pain patterns associated with knee osteoarthritis.
One hour of walking, or other physical activity, per week, significantly increases the likelihood of maintaining a disability-free status for up to 4 years in older people at risk for osteoarthritis.
The microglia in women's brains are more active in regions involved in pain processing, a new study reports.