Little Rock, AR - Do you know what a lateral shoe wedge is? It's used to alleviate the pain of knee osteoarthritis.
But it may not be doing the job. British researchers - looked over the findings of a dozen studies on knee osteoarthritis pain and found the wedges didn't have any significant impact on pain reduction.
Dr. Elaine Husni did not take part in the study, but she treats osteoarthritis patients and suggests talking to your doctor about non-surgical methods to reduce your pain.
Husni says: "I think that although the study was negative i think it's still really helpful that we are trying to learn better ways to do non-surgical management. I think it is really difficult for us to say to everybody that you need to go on to knee replacement."
Findings appear in JAMA -- the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Lyme disease appears to be more prevalent in the United States than what's generally reported to public health experts.
Ticks spread lyme disease which can cause fevers, headache, fatigue, a skin rash and more severe symptoms if left untreated.
Now a new CDC report finds about 300-thousand americans are diagnosed with Lyme disease every year.
That's 10 times higher than what's usually reported to the CDC.
The new numbers also take into account insurance claims , lab surveys and a survey of the general public.
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