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Will glucosamine help osteoarthritis?

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: I disagree

Actually there are several well controlled studies, especially in the europeon literature, that conclude glucosamine makes a difference.
Not all studies are favorable. A large study published in 2005 concluded it was no better than placebo. There are 3 studies of which I am aware that suggest glucosamine can retard progression of oa of the knees.

In brief: I disagree

Actually there are several well controlled studies, especially in the europeon literature, that conclude glucosamine makes a difference.
Not all studies are favorable. A large study published in 2005 concluded it was no better than placebo. There are 3 studies of which I am aware that suggest glucosamine can retard progression of oa of the knees.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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