Many people with osteoarthritis have knee pain. They often try over-the-counter treatments -- chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine -- to help the pain, and to avoid knee surgery. But these popular supplements don’t work. Many studies have shown that glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate do not help to relieve arthritic knees.
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- Plain English: Supplements for Osteoarthritis (AAOS) →
- Spanish: El tratamiento de la osteoartritis de la rodilla →
- Webpage file: Supplements for Osteoarthritis →
- Webpage file: El tratamiento de la osteoartritis de la rodilla →