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Knee OA: What effects do NSAIDs and glucosamine have during strength-training

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December 2013

Knee OA: What effects do NSAIDs and glucosamine have during strength-training

Vol: 2| Issue: 11| Number:41| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug or glucosamine reduced pain and improved muscle strength with resistance training in a randomized controlled trial of knee osteoarthritis patients

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 Aug;92(8):1185-93. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2011.03.009

Contributing Authors:
SG Petersen N Beyer M Hansen L Holm P Aagaard AL Mackey M Kjaer

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36 patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) were randomized to undergo a 12-week strength-training program combined with glucosamine, or the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), ibuprofen, or a placebo, to measure their effects of NSAID and glucosamine on skeletal muscle strength and muscle mass. Following assessments over a 12 week period, the results displayed that muscle strength increase...

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