Living with Osteoarthritis
- Q How is osteoarthritis a major cause of disability?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyArthritis in all its forms, including osteoarthritis (OA), is the number one cause of disability in the U.S. Knee arthritis is a particularly disabling: It's one of the five leading causes of disability among adults. About a 25% of all adults... Full Answer
- Q How many people suffer from osteoarthritis?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyLooking at the latest numbers, we see that nearly 27 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis (OA). It's the most prevalent form of arthritis in the U.S., with more than a third of all adults between the ages of 55 and 78 affected. Overall,... Full Answer
- Q Does MSM help osteoarthritis?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineAlthough MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) might help reduce osteoarthritis pain, there are no solid studies documenting this effect, nor are there studies proving it is safe for long-term use. So until larger, better-controlled studies are published, stick to... Full Answer