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

@article{Petersen2011NonsteroidalAD,
  title={Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug or glucosamine reduced pain and improved muscle strength with resistance training in a randomized controlled trial of knee osteoarthritis patients.},
  author={Susanne Germann Petersen and Nina Beyer and Mette Hansen and Lars Holm and Per Aagaard and Abigail L Mackey and Michael Kjaer},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2011},
  volume={92 8},
  pages={
          1185-93
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate the effect of 12 weeks of strength training in combination with a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), glucosamine, or placebo on muscle cross-sectional area (CSA), strength (primary outcome parameters), and function, power, pain, and satellite cell number (secondary outcome parameters) in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). DESIGN Double-blinded, randomized controlled trial. SETTING Hospital. PARTICIPANTS Patients (N=36; 20 women, 16 men; age range… CONTINUE READING

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