Osetoarthritis pain relief is provided by bisphophonates, reveals new study
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis affecting millions of people worldwide. The disease not only produces painful joints what also reduces function. At present no treatment is effective in modifying progression of the disease.
Pain relieving drugs, joint strengthening exercises are mainstay of osteoarthritis pain relief. Joint replacement is an option for larger joints like hip and knee.
In a recent study from St George’s, University of London, a meta-analysis, researchers Nidhi Sofat and colleagues have found a limited evidence suggesting bisphosphonates provide osteoarthritis pain relief. The research is published in full in the PLOS ONE journal.
For the study, databases were searched for clinical trials of bisphosphonates to treat osteoarthritis pain. Bisphosphonates are know drugs of osteoporosis and act by inhibiting bone resorption.
It is still unknown, however, whether these drugs could be used to reduce pain and discomfort in osteoarthritis. [Read more…] about Bisphosphonates Provide Osteoarthritis Pain Relief