The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    OARSI recommendations for treating osteoarthritis

    The OsteoArthritis Research Society International (OARSI) is a nonprofit scientific professional organization that promotes research in osteoarthritis.

    In addition to drugs and surgery, they recommend a series of non-pharmacological options to treat osteoarthritis of the hip and knee.

    • Acupuncture
    • Aerobic, muscle strengthening, and water-based exercises
    • Education and self-management
    • Footwear and insoles
    • Knee braces
    • Referral to a physical therapist
    • Regular telephone contact
    • Thermal modalities
    • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
    • Walking aids
    • Weight reduction

    Interestingly, the authors report, “Overall, there was no statistically significant difference between non-pharmacological therapies … and pharmacological therapies.”

    3/4/08 18:47 JR

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