Thoughts about supplements

Joint supplements are so widely available and heavily advertised that one would be forgiven for thinking their benefits in managing osteoarthritis are undoubted. But, the evidence available is mixed. The most consistent evidence demonstrates improvements in mobility in dogs with ostearthritis treated with marine sourced omega-3 fatty acids. In some studies, the addition of omega-3Continue reading “Thoughts about supplements”

Arthritis: where does it hurt?

You might think that the answer is obvious – the word arthritis is derived from greek (arthro-, joint + -itis, inflammation), however recent studies on the mechanisms involved in pain are demonstrating that damage to joints is often only the first step, and suggest that identification and treatment of each part of the pain pathway mayContinue reading “Arthritis: where does it hurt?”