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Are glucosamine or chondroitin any good for joint pain?

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Dr. Rhett Griggs
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 64%

Of the population it helps, but you have to take it for at least 3 months.

In brief: 64%

Of the population it helps, but you have to take it for at least 3 months.
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

The combination of glucosamine and chondroitin has been shown in studies to (1) provide a degree of pain relief in the short term, and (2) trigger growth of new cartilage when taken for at least two years straight.
So it can help you pain and reverse some of the chronic damage. You can find this in the health food store. MSM is not necessary and adds to the cost of the product.

In brief: Yes

The combination of glucosamine and chondroitin has been shown in studies to (1) provide a degree of pain relief in the short term, and (2) trigger growth of new cartilage when taken for at least two years straight.
So it can help you pain and reverse some of the chronic damage. You can find this in the health food store. MSM is not necessary and adds to the cost of the product.
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