Glucosamine Compared to Ibuprofen in Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Glucosamine and NSAIDS for Osteoarthritis

Glucosamine Sulfate Compared to Ibuprofen in Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Article Summary:
Glucosamine has been proven to alleviate pain associated with arthritis and has a protective effect that aids in regenerating some of the joint deterioration. This study placed participants who suffer from arthritis into one of two groups, one of which who received 500mg of glucosamine the other who received 400mg of ibuprofen every day for 4 weeks. The Lesquesne index was used to see the change brought about by the treatments, as well as the condition of the arthritis as investigated by a researcher. The ibuprofen and the glucosamine sulfate were both effective at reducing pain for osteoarthritis. Glucosamine then is considered a safe treatment for osteoarthritis.

Muller-Fassbender H. Bach GL. Haase W. Rovati LC. Setnikar I.

Rheumazentrum, Bad Abbach, Germany.

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Osteoarthritis & Cartilage. 2(1):61-9, 1994 Mar.

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