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Doctor insights on: Osteoarthritis Glucosamine Chondroitin Sulfate Treatment

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Can glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis?

Can glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis?

Variable: Some people report considerable relief with this combination, others report no help at all. Interestingly, in dogs, relief is much more common. The only way to find out is to try it for 3 months as it may take that long. Consider adding msm to the regimen as that acts as an anti-inflamatory and can also help. As always, check with your primary care physician first. ...Read more

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Chondroitin (Definition)

Chondroitin is a nutritional supplement that is often used in combination with glucosamine and msm as a nutritional treatment for arthritis and inflammatory conditions. It is promoted to improve joint health (arthritis, breakdown of cartilage, etc). This form of nutritional supplementation for the prevention for the improvement of arthritis and joint health was originally ...Read more


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Which is better for bone- glucosamine sulphate or glucosamine chondrotin?

Which is better for bone- glucosamine sulphate or glucosamine chondrotin?

Glucosamine/ chondro: Mainly used 4 joint pain. 4 bones u need calcium, vit-d and wt bearing exercise, the easiest is walking as it can b done wherever u r. ...Read more

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How are glucosamine sulfate and n-acetyl glucosamine different?

Very little: Glucosamine exists as a chemical pair with an oppositely charged molecule. Sulfate or an acetyl group can fill this roll. Nutritionally, the glucosamine is what matters so there is really little difference. ...Read more

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Can glucosamine chondroitin affect gout?

No no effect on gout: It has no effect on gout good or bad. ...Read more

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Can taking glucosamine sulfate supplements benefit your joints?

Can taking glucosamine sulfate supplements benefit your joints?

Possibly: Some patients believe it is helpful for joint pain. Clinical studies have not shown significant benefit. In my practice I have seen patient's get relief in their knees and hips. If you want to use it, it must be taken regularly and possibly up to three months to be effective. ...Read more

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Does glucosamine or chondroitin help joint pain?

Maybe...: Glucosamine and chondroitin are supplements that some believe help osteoarthritis pain; studies have shown mixed results; the american academy of orthopedic surgeons recommend against routine prescription of these for knee oa as a randomized controlled trial showed no benefit; believers recommend 1500 mg of glucosamine + 1200 of chondroitin daily for many weeks; maybe try + see if it works for you. ...Read more

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Will glucosamine help osteoarthritis?

Will glucosamine help osteoarthritis?

Unknown: I have patients that do believe that glucosamine helps their oa pain. There is no real evidence that it makes a difference. It does not change the arthritic problem but no medication or supplement does at this time for oa. Occassionally I have seen some relief in knee and hip pain in rare patients. ...Read more

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Could glucosamine work for osteoarthritis?

Could glucosamine work for osteoarthritis?

Possible: While it is possible, i don't think there is any good scientific evidence than this makes any difference for osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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Does glucosamine or chondroitin help with arthritis?

Does glucosamine or chondroitin help with arthritis?

Unconvincing: Research has failed to give convincing evidence of benefit. Anecdotally, however, I have patients that swear by it. So, if it doesn't break the bank, a 2-3 month trial cannot hurt. But if no benefit, don't expect a longer duration to of any further benefit. ...Read more

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Will taking glucosamine, msm and chondroitin tablets help muscle tear!?

No: The above substances resemble the building blocks of a cartilage, but not of muscle. They will be ineffective in case of a muscle tear. ...Read more

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Glucosamine sulphate will effective for meniscus torn?

Depends: Some meniscus tears are really more a part of the degenerative process and in those situations it could possible be of some help this is not too likely in a 29 year old. ...Read more

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Is glucosamine effective against arthritis?

Is glucosamine effective against arthritis?

Modest benefits.: Some people in medicine believe not, and I am among those. Others believe some benefit occurs. Notice that the fda has not allowed any such products to be labeled as effective. I point to the cochrane analysis, which suggests no benefit. 3 billion dollars are spent on these supplements! ...Read more

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What are supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections used for arthritic knee joint ?

What are supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections used for arthritic knee joint ?

Can help reduce pain: Supartz (hyaluronic acid) is a form of viscosupplementation. There are many chemicals used :synvisc, orthovisc, Hyalgan and others. These are chemical substances that are similar to the cartilage of the knee. Some are totally synthetic and one is from the comb of a rooster. They are used as a single or series of injections into the knee to relieve pain and improve function. They are inert and have no side effects. ...Read more

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How effective is chondroitin for treating osteoarthritis?

How effective is chondroitin for  treating osteoarthritis?

Unknown: Just like glucosamine, chondroitin has not shown to be significantly helpful in oa. Of course there are people who do take these supplements and believe they are helpful for oa. In my practice, I have not seen significant benefit but i see patients with fairly severe oa. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs ...Read more


Dr. Abdolmohammad Rostami
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Glucosamine (Definition)

Glucosamine is one of several nutritional supplements that may aid in cartilage healing. There is not conclusive ...Read more